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  • Phone: 401-777-7000
  • Office Location(s): Warwick Campus |
  • Specialties: Shoulder and Sports Medicine

With a background in general orthopedics and orthopedic trauma, Dr. Alford has advanced training in shoulder and sports medicine injuries, specifically all-arthroscopic shoulder repairs, ligament reconstruction of the knee, and cartilage restoration / transplantation. He is also a clinical assistant professor at Brown University Medical School, and a faculty member at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago, where he teaches other orthopedic surgeons new arthroscopic techniques. Previously, he served as team physician for the Chicago White Sox.

He emphasizes a highly personalized, empathetic approach to the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic injuries, and takes the time to answer questions and understand a patient’s goals and concerns.

Born and raised in Philadephia, PA, He was a varsity squash player at Amherst. He conducted part of his research in Madrid, Spain which helped him become fluent in Spanish.


  • Undergraduate – Amherst College, BA, 1991
  • Medical – Brown University, MD, 1997
  • Residency – Brown University/ Rhode Island Hospital, Orthopedics, 1997-2002
  • Fellowship – Brown University, Orthopedic Trauma, 2002-2003
  • Fellowship – Rush University, Shoulder Reconstruction and Sports Medicine, 2003-2004



  • Haffenreffer Research Fellowship award for original research in Sports Medicine
  • Amherst College, Sigma Xi Research Honor Society
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April 17, 2018 / Exercise Health Joint Health Surgery / Dr. J. Winslow Alford

“Viscoelasticity” ?! It’s a stretch…

Proper flexibility of joints, muscle and tendons supporting the joints not only to make the joint more efficient in its performance, but also to produce more balanced joint mechanics which can help preserve the joint and prevent long term deterioration and wear. A key feature of successful stretching is not only when to stretch but how the stretching should occur.

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