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Orthopaedic Surgery

The UAB Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, under the leadership of Dr. Steven Theiss, with its 28 full-time clinical faculty and 8 clinical adjunct faculty, provides comprehensive patient care in eight subspecialty areas:

  • spinal surgery,
  • adult reconstructive (hip and knee, shoulder and elbow),
  • hand and upper extremity,
  • foot and ankle,
  • musculoskeletal oncologic surgery,
  • sports medicine,
  • pediatric orthopaedics and
  • traumatology.

These services are conducted at UAB Highlands Hospital, University Hospital and the adjacent Russell Ambulatory Center, Childrens’ Hospital and the Sports Medicine Center, the Veterans Affairs Hospital and the Cooper-Green Outpatient Clinics.

The five-year residency program, guided by program director Dr. Joseph Khoury, offers thirty resident positions with six at each level. One year fellowships are available in hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, spine, traumatology and orthopaedic research. Research activities are conducted in each of the specialty areas. The residency program is fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.

Orthopaedic surgery is dedicated to its mission to provide excellence in clinical care, research and education.