Dr. Sterling Tran

Hometown: Augusta, GA

Undergraduate: University of Georgia; Athens, GA

Medical School: University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA

Why I Chose UAB: I chose UAB because of its strong camaraderie and operative experience. The residents are a close-knit group that support one another and enjoy hanging out together. The faculty here are extremely approachable and passionate about resident education.

Dr. Mihir PatelHometown: Augusta, GA

Undergraduate: University of Georgia; Athens, GA

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia; Augusta, GA

Why I Chose UAB: I chose UAB because the people here, both residents and faculty, are committed not only to the field of orthopaedics but to each other. The sense of community within the program provides an unparalleled environment in which we can help and learn from our patients.

Dr. Alex HeatherlyHometown: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Undergraduate: The University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Al

Medical School: The University of Alabama at Birmingham; Birmingham, Al

Why I Chose UAB: I chose UAB Orthopedics because of my memorable experience during my medical school rotation. The group of residents in this program shared a great deal of comradery while working, and their enjoyment in the work provided an unmatched work environment.

Dr. Jun Kit He

Hometown: Manhasset, NY

Undergraduate: Brown University; Providence, RI

Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Why I Chose UAB: During my year as a research fellow at UAB, I witnessed an unwavering passion for patient care and innovation as well as strong bonds between residents that fostered a supportive and enjoyable environment. This is a program that will bring out the full potential of any resident and sustain excitement for the field.

Dr. Collier CampbellHometown: Shreveport, LA

Undergraduate: Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA

Medical School: Emory University; Atlanta, GA

Why I Chose UAB: UAB has a universal reputation for producing confident and outstanding orthopaedic surgeons, and I found this to hold true on my away rotation. The residents that I worked alongside while rotating at UAB were among the most knowledgeable and surgically skilled, in addition to being an extremely cohesive group.

Dr. Reed ButlerHometown: Chattanooga, TN

Undergraduate: Birmingham-Southern College; Birmingham, AL

Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Memphis, TN

Why I Chose UAB: I chose UAB primarily because I had such a great experience as an away rotator. It was immediately obvious that the program produces well-trained orthopaedic surgeons in an environment that prioritizes teamwork and camaraderie. I felt at home and found myself getting along well with all the residents, attending, nurses and staff.