Alan W. Christensen, M.D.

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Specializing in:
Hand Surgery
Upper Extremity Surgery

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) | Bethesda, MD

New York University
B. S.

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery
Kim Jesse, Patient Care Coordinator
Daquisha Robbins, Patient Care Assistant
Direct Phone: (407) 254-4050

What Dr. Christensen’s Patients Say

review badge

“I have been a patient of Dr. Christensen for over 10 years. He has performed surgery on my hands for carpel tunnel, trigger finger and tendons and my shoulder for a ripped rotar cuff with great success. He has very good bedside manner and keeps you informed of everything that is going on before, during and after surgery. I would not hesitate to use him again or to recommend him to someone else.” – Patient Review,

About Dr. Christensen

Born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised on Long Island, NY, Dr. Christensen attended New York University where he completed his B.S. degree. After graduation from college, he served in the US Air Force completing flight training at Columbus AFB, MS. He then served as a C-141 pilot at McGuire AFB NJ completing a variety of worldwide missions with the 6th Airlift Squadron.

Dr. Christensen received his M.D. degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. He completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX. He then completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis, IN.

Dr. Christensen was then assigned to the Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center, Andrews AFB, MD, where he served as Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also served as an Associate Professor of Surgery at USUHS and as a consultant in hand surgery at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC. His responsibilities included educating medical students, residents, and hand surgery fellows. During this assignment, he deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm.

Dr. Christensen was then assigned to Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center where he completed a twenty four year Air Force career as the Chairman of the USAF Orthopaedic Residency Program and consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General for Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Christensen joined the Orlando Orthopaedic Center in 1997. His practice includes surgery of the hand, elbow, and shoulder as well as general orthopaedic surgery. Throughout his career, he has been involved in research and teaching with numerous publications and presentations to his credit. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Patient Success Stories

“Dr. Christensen’s bedside manner and knowledge was supreme. I trust Dr. Christensen and with his help I got back to the things I love to do. ”

– Scott Anez, Patient of Dr. Christensen


“Dr. Christensen took an injury that was almost unfixable and did wonders. I can’t say anything more; I could’ve lost the use of my hand, and now, I have my hand back.”– Jeff, Patient of Dr. Christensen


“It has been amazing. There has been very little medication; recovery time has been practically nothing, and everything has been great.”

– Pamela, Patient of Dr. Christensen


Recent News

Extensor Tendon Repair Surgery Gets Builder Back to Work

When the tendons in our hands or forearms are cut, there is an immediate threat of permanent function loss of the hand. The extensor tendon [...]

Living with a SLAP Tear

Imagine cooking in your kitchen, going to reach for something out of a cabinet and not being able to grab it because of excruciating pain [...]

Hands-On: Patient is Pain-Free Again Following Excision Arthroplasty of the Thumb

Do you feel pain every time you move your thumb? Are you unable to work with your hands or pursue your favorite hobby because of [...]

Outpatient Needle Fasciotomy Offers Treatment for Dupuytren’s Patients

Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition of the hand wherein a thickening and tightening of fibrous tissue (palmar fascia) under the skin begins to cause the [...]

Request an Appointment