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  • Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedics


  • English


  • McAuley Plaza at Mercy
  • Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia - University Boulevard
  • Mercy Personal Physicians at Glen Burnie
  • SurgCenter of Towson

Clayton Alexander, M.D.

Clayton Alexander, M.D., is a Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Alexander specializes in the repair and reconstruction of injuries to the elbow, wrist, hand and fingers. He also treats patients for conditions and injuries of the elbow, upper arm and shoulder. Recognized by his peers for excellence in his field, Dr. Alexander has been named a "Top Doctor" by Baltimore magazine in the Orthopedic Surgery (Hand) category.

Comprehensive Orthopedic Hand Care

Dr. Clayton Alexander has extensive training and a particular focus in conditions of the elbow, wrist, hand and fingers, including carpal tunnel, fractures and ligament tears. He utilizes a variety of conservative and non-surgical treatments options, along with traditional and minimally invasive surgical repairs, reconstructions and arthroscopy.

Dr. Alexander provides diagnosis and treatment for a variety of conditions affecting the joints, tendons, muscles in the hand, wrist and upper extremities, including:

Fellowship-Trained Baltimore Hand Surgeon

Dr. Clayton Alexander received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University. He completed a Hand Surgery Fellowship at Wellspan York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Maryland Orthopaedic Association.

Convenient Access and Office Locations

Dr. Clayton Alexander’s main office is located within The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy, a division of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, on Mercy’s Downtown Baltimore campus. Patients also may schedule appointments with Dr. Alexander at conveniently located offices  in Columbia and at Mercy Personal Physicians at Glen Burnie

Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship - Hand Surgery, Wellspan York Hospital, York, PA
  • Residency - Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Medical Degree - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Associations & Memberships
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Association 

The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy

The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers physician expertise with a dedication to advanced treatments for shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions.

From pediatrics to geriatrics to any age in between, our patients appreciate our ability to provide comprehensive care for conditions affecting any part of the arm from the shoulder to the finger tip. Our Center provides advanced care for degenerative disease and congenital disease, acute trauma and reconstruction and work and sports injuries.

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The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy

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Insurances Accepted

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