- BA, Harvard University
- MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Internship & Residency
- Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York City
- Hand and Upper Extremity, University of Cincinnati
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Candidate Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Areas of Specialization
- Hand & Upper Extremity
- Children and Adolescents
- Wrist Fracture Surgery
- Carpal Tunnel Surgery
- Hand and Wrist Arthritis Surgery
Alexander S. Croog, MD
Originally from Rochester, New York, Dr. Alexander earned a BA cum laude in Psychology from Harvard University before studying medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. There, he was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Croog completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Zuckerman. He then served as a Mary S. Stern Hand and Upper Extremity Fellow under Dr. Peter Stern at the University of Cincinnati.
His special interests within the field of orthopaedics are trauma and reconstructive surgery for problems of the hand, wrist, and elbow, including carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist fractures, arthritis of the thumb, and Dupuytren’s disease.
Dr. Croog is married to Gillyn, and they have a son Wyatt, a 1st grader. Gillyn serves as PTA president for Wyatt’s school. Dr. Croog’s interests include sports, particularly following his maligned favorite football team Buffalo Bills, movies, and keeping his son injury-free.
My son needed emergency surgery on his left hand. Dr. Croog came highly recommended and he was great with my 19 year old son.
Dr. Croog has great bed side manners and went above and beyond the call of duty to ease my son's concerns and my concerns. His surgery on my son's hand to clean out infection, coupled with the antibiotic treatments prescribed by an Infectious Disease doctor, saved my son's middle finger, and perhaps his entire hand, from amputation.
Fair Oaks Office
8501 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
3620 Joseph Siewick Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22033