Dr. Nicholas Andrews

Hometown: Titusville, Florida

Undergraduate: University of Florida; Gainesville, FL

Medical School: University of Central Florida; Orlando, FL

Why I Chose UAB: UAB offers the outstanding clinical volume, research infrastructure, and collegial resident culture that I sought in a residency program. I quickly noticed that the faculty here fostered deep bonds with their residents and truly invested in their development as future leaders in orthopaedics.

Dr. Henry Bonner

Hometown: Roanoke, AL

Undergraduate: Auburn University; Auburn, AL

Medical School: UAB Heersink School of Medicine; Birmingham, AL

Why I Chose UAB: I wanted a program to give me the confidence to go out in practice at the end of these five years and take care of any case that may come my way. I'm confident that the high volume of cases here will prepare me for any situation after residency. Also, the mentorship and camaraderie here are second to none. You can be in the trenches with your co-residents in the hospital, but still be super close and have a good time outside of work.

Dr. Farzam Farahani

Hometown: Houston, TX

Undergraduate: The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Medical School: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Why I Chose UAB: The overall structure, with a comprehensive clinical experience and high operative volume really attracted me to the program. The faculty and residents here are undoubtedly hard workers, friendly, and very supportive of each other.

Dr. Jared Halstrom

Hometown: Bellmore, NY

Undergraduate: The University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, AL

Medical School: UAB Heersink School of Medicine; Birmingham, AL

Why I Chose UAB: As a medical student, UAB provided my first exposure to orthopedics. As I started to learn about other programs, I quickly realized how unique UAB is. We have an extremely high volume of orthopedic cases and hardworking faculty who are passionate about teaching.

Dr. David Patch

Hometown: Macon, GA

Undergraduate: Georgia College; Milledgeville, GA

Medical School: St. George’s University; St. George’s, Grenada

Why I Chose UAB: UAB was my top choice for residency due to the programs cohesive culture, exceptional leadership, and access to top notch academic opportunities. After completing a research fellowship with UAB, I witnessed the work ethic of the program and believe it ensures the highest level of training among mentors, and colleagues, who are committed to the future of orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Ellie Starnes

Hometown: Monroe, LA

Undergraduate: University of Louisiana at Monroe

Medical School: LSU health - Shreveport

Why I Chose UAB: I was very impressed with how well rounded each subspecialty of orthopedics is represented here. I also loved how well the residents got along not only amongst themselves, but also with the faculty. The city of Birmingham also has so much to offer in terms of places to eat, hangout, and explore.