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About Alton Barron, MD

Dr. Barron is a board certified, fellowship-trained shoulder, elbow, and hand surgeon based in New York City since 1996. He specializes in both routine and complex problems of the upper limb, including all sports injuries, severe arthritis requiring shoulder and elbow arthroplasty, nonunions and malunions of bones, and severe nerve injuries requiring tendon transfers and microsurgery. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, and a Senior Attending Physician at the Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center at OrthoManhattan. He is Medical Director of Pinnacle Surgery Center in Austin and has clinical practices in both Austin and Manhattan.

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The Musician Treatment Foundation

The Musician Treatment Foundation (MTF) helps provide orthopedic care for the shoulder, elbow, and hand injuries of under- and uninsured professional musicians so they can maintain their livelihoods and keep the music playing for us all. MTF is dedicated to fostering a world that cares for its injured musicians regardless of their ability to pay. In just over six years, MTF has assisted hundreds of musicians in Austin, New York City, and other American music cities with surgical and nonsurgical care valued at over $2.5 million.
An average professional musician can spend a majority of their time performing live on the road, away from personal and medical support systems. Injuries can arise at any time from the repetitive intensity of playing instruments and from unexpected accidents. With this in mind, MTF – through its nationwide Physicians for Musicians network of like-minded doctors – is prepared to facilitate free upper limb care for injured musicians who cannot afford the critical care they need, whether at home or on tour.

If you are a professional musician in need of care for your shoulders, elbows, and hands please contact MTF at to request assistance.