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Daniel Alterman, MD

 Daniel M. Alterman, M.D. is board certified by the American College of Surgeons. After graduating from East Carolina University School of Medicine, Dr. Alterman completed his General Surgery residency and Vascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Tennessee. During his residency, Dr. Alterman volunteered for one year at a mission hospital in Kenya.Tenwek - Daniel Alterman, MD He then went on to serve in the role of Chief Resident, wrote several research papers, and received numerous awards. Dr. Alterman provides a full range of treatments for diseased arteries and veins using the latest minimally invasive techniques including carotid artery and aortic stenting. Dr. Alterman resides in West Michigan with his wife and three children.

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Primary Specialty: Vascular Surgery Provides comprehensive Vascular Surgery care including care of:

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Limb salvage
  • Dialysis access services
  • Comprehensive vein care

Board Certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery operating room


Fellowship: 2011-2013  University of TN Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN- Vascular Surgery

Residency: 2010-2011 Howard Filston Administrative Chief Resident- General Surgery 2006-2011  University of TN Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN- General Surgery Research: 2007-2008    Tenwek Hospital, Bomet, Kenya- Research & Volunteer Medical Missions Internship: 2005-2006      University of TN Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN- General Surgery Medical School: 2001-2005     East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, NC – M.D. Undergraduate: 1999-2001     University of NC at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC- B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Honors (Biology) Undergraduate: 1994-1997     Felician College, Lodi, NJ- A.A.S. (Nursing)




  1. Yokoyama Y, Alterman DM, Sarmadi AH, Baveja R, Zhang JX, Huynh T, Clemens MG. Hepatic vascular response to elevated intraperitoneal pressure in the rat. J Surg Res. 2002 Jun 15;105(2):86-94.
  2. Siddiqui S, Newbrough S, Alterman D, Anderson A, Kennedy A Jr. Efficacy of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the pediatric population.   J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jan;43(1):109-13
  3. Alterman DM, Parker RK, White RE. A Fourteen-Year Review of Breast Pathology at a rural referral center in western Kenya. East and Central African Journal of Surgery, 2008 March-April;13(1):41-50
  4. Alterman DM, Stevens SL. The Excluder Aortic Endograft. Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy Vol. 20-2. June 2008
  5. Alterman DM, Goldman MH. International Volunteerism During General Surgical Residency: A Resident’s Experience. J Surg Educ. 2008 Sep-Oct;65(5):378-83.
  6. Alterman DM, Stevens SL.  Biologic Considerations in the Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.  Endovascular Today. March, 2009.  Supplement page 23-26 
  7. Alterman DM, Grandas OG, Goldman MH, Solla J. Clostridium difficile associated toxic megacolon in a transplant patient: case report and review of the literature. The Internet Journal of Surgery. Volume 22, Number 2
  8. Alterman DM, Jones TM, Heidel RE, Daley BJ, Goldman MH. The predictive value of general surgery application data for future resident performance. J Surg Educ. 2011 Nov;68(6):513-8. 
  9. Alterman DM, Heidel RE, Goldman MH, Daley BJ, Grands OH, Stevens SL, Freeman MF. Contemporary management of vertebral artery injury: A 10 year single center experience. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Mar;57(3):741-6

WEBSITE REFERENCES: INVITED LECTURES Alterman DM. East TN Children’s Hospital, Knoxville TN, Medical Staff Annual CME event; “Update on Omphalitis” 12-2006 Alterman DM. East TN Children’s Hospital, Knoxville TN, Medical Staff Monthly CME event, Surgical Grand Rounds; “What’s new in Pediatric Trauma?” 10-2009 Alterman DM. East TN Children’s Hospital, Knoxville TN, Medical Staff Monthly CME event, Surgical Grand Rounds; “Update in Appendicitis” 12-2009 TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS:

  1. Alterman DM, Daley BJ, et al. Considerations in Pediatric Trauma. In: Geibel J, editor.   Aug 19, 2008
  2. Alterman DM, Daley BJ, Cheng EY, Selivanov V. Penetrating Neck Trauma. In: Geibel J, editor.   Sep 9, 2008
  3. Alterman DM, Dieter III, RA. Descending Thoracic Aorta. In: Dieter RS, editor. Peripheral Arterial Disease. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Medical; 2009:551-567.
  4. Alterman DM, Dieter III, RA. Superior Vena Cava. In: Dieter RS, editor. Venous and Lympathic Disease. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Medical; 2011:233-242
  5. Alterman DM, Goldman MH. Bridge Grafts for Vascular Access. Current Therapy in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 5th edition.  (Editor: Thomas Wakefield)
  6. Alterman DM, Freeman MF. TRAUMATIC AORTIC TEAR TREATED WITH COVERED STENT GRAFT. Current Endovascular Therapy.  (Editor: Dieter RS)

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Dr. Alterman - Patient Testimonials

In September of 2017, I was diagnosed with a mesenteric blood clot. At the time, I had less than 10% blood flow, and was in danger of losing my life. Dr. Alterman was called in to explain the situation, and then to actually perform the procedure that broke up the clot. He also installed a stent to help with blood flow. I now have nearly 100% blood flow, and I owe this to Dr. Alterman. I am extremely appreciative for what he has done for me.

Steve, 63

My experience with MSA was a pleasant one. The staff, nurses, and doctor were the best and took really good care of me. My doctors have all been super. A special thank you to Dr. Alterman who saved my leg. I would recommend MSA to anyone and everyone who has to have surgery. Thanks to everyone at MSA for taking care of me.

Charles, 59

My experience with Muskegon Surgical Associates was pleasant. The staff was kind and all the doctors were very knowledgeable of my condition. Dr. Alterman was a very good doctor to deal with, explaining everything to me that he was going to do. He also made recovery very pleasant and comfortable. Thank you!

William, 47