R. Maxwell Alley, M.D.

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R. Maxwell Alley, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (636 patient reviews and ratings)
Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, Trauma

Dr. Maxwell Alley is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Alley’s main area of specialization involves arthroscopy and sports medicine. Ligamentous reconstructions of the knee and shoulder, as well as arthroscopic operation on the shoulder, knee, and elbow, are a large component of his practice.

Dr. Alley enjoys his time on the sidelines, both at the University of Albany and at his alma mater, Shaker High School.

Additionally, Dr. Alley frequently talks sports injuries with Sunday Sports Buzz's Charlie Voelker during the sports talk show’s “Breakdown the Bones” segment. To listen to their discussions about various sports injuries, please use the button below.

“Breakdown the Bones”

“Dr. Alley was thorough, and I liked that, and he showed me my X-Rays. He was very good. Hopefully, it will stay that way. As long as he continues to do his job and find out what is wrong, I am good.”

– Sharess L.

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“Dr. Alley took the time to explain all the options then detailed the pros & cons. Once an option was chosen, he thoroughly went through the step-by-step process.”

– John H.

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“Dr. Alley was very thorough and explained the injury and the options of whether or not to have surgery.”

– John H.

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Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology: Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
  • General Surgery Internship: Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital/Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
  • General Surgery Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship: University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Frank C. McCue III Society


  • Castle Connolly "Top Doc," Orthopaedic Surgery, Hudson Valley Magazine, 2006-2014
  • Recognized as "Best Doctors in the Capital Region," 2011-2012

Staff Appointments

  • Albany Medical College: Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • New York State Athletic Commission Medical Advisory Board
  • University at Albany: Co-Team Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hospital Affiliations

  • Albany Medical Center
  • Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • St. Peter’s Hospital

Team Affiliations

  • University at Albany, State University of New York


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