Dr. Eugene Will Brabston

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest
shoulder and elbow sports medicine


Dr. Eugene ‘Will’ Brabston joined the faculty of UAB’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2014. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the shoulder and elbow and sports medicine sections.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Brabston has ongoing research related to his specialty including such projects as: Tenodesis vs. Tenotomy for Treatment of Biceps Tendonitis. He publishes and presents his research findings on a regular basis. Dr. Brabston has won numerous awards such as the John W. McDonald Memorial Award in Surgery, University of South Alabama 2008.

He has experience in serving both high school and college-level teams as their Team Physician.

Society Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Orthopaedic Association

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Arthroscopy Association of North America

Selected Publications

Brabston EW, et al. Anatomy and Physical Examination of the Elbow. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. Vol 19 No 4, 190-198. October 2009.

Brabston EW, Bigliani LU. "What Would You Do? Challenges in Shoulder Surgery" Seminars in Arthroplasty. Volume 25, Issue 1, March 2014, Pages 76-87.


Medical School
University of South Alabama College of Medicine

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine


Campus Address

(205) 930-8339