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Michael Conklin MD


Areas of Interest
pediatric orthopaedics, spina bifida, osteogenesis imperfecta


Dr. Michael Conklin is a professor in the pediatric section of the UAB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Conklin received his undergraduate degree from Xavier University in 1983, graduating with honors and distinction. He began his medical education at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, completed in 1987. He completed his surgical residency in orthopaedics at Carolina’s Medical Center in 1992, along with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopaedics in 1993.

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Gilbert SR, Savage AJ, Whitesell R, Conklin M, Fineberg NS. BMI and magnitude of scoliosis at presentation to a specialty clinic. Pediatrics. 2015 Jun:135(6):31417-24.doi: 10.1542/;peds.2014-2000. Epub 2015 May 11. PMID: 25963009.

Jennings JK, Doyle JS, Gilbert SR, Conklin MJ, Khoury JG. The use of chewing gum postoperatively in pediatric scoliosis patients facilitates an earlier return to normal bowel function. Spine Deformity 2015; 3(3):263.

Conklin MJ, Gilbert SR. Pitfalls in the treatment of femur fractures in children and adolescents. Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal; OKOJ_PED055R1.

Chong DY, Finberg NS, Conklin MJ, Khoury JG, Gilbert SR. Prospective evaluation of the use of Mitchell shoes and dynamic abduction brace for idiopathic clubfeet. J Pediatr Orthop B 2014 Aug. (Epub ahead of print). PMID: 25144885

Tubbs RS, Griessenauer C, Rizk E, Shoja MM, Pehler SF, Wellons JC, Conklin MJ. Posterior interosseous nerve palsy in a child associated with recurrent dislocation of the head of the radius. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2013. 11(4):389-91. PMID: 23373625.

Foreman P, Griessenauer CJ, Watanabe, Conklin M, Shoja MM, Rozzell CJ, Loukas M, Tubbs RS. L5 spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis: a comprehensive review with an anatomic focus. Childs Nerve Syst 2013. 29(2):209-16. PMID: 23089935.

Descartes M, Hain JZ, Conklin M, Franklin J, Mikhail FM, Lachman RS, Nolet S, Messiaen LM. Molecular characterization of a patient with an interstitial 1q deletion and distinctive skeletal abnormalities. AM J Med Genet A 2008. 146A(22:2938-43. PMID: 18925675.

Gilbert SR, Conklin MJ. Presentation of distal humerus physeal separation. Ped Emerg Care 2007. 23(11):816. PMID:18007213.

Tubbs RS, Winters RG, Naftel RP, Acharya VK, Conklin M, Shoja MM, Loukas M, Oakes WJ. Predicting orthopedic involvement in patients with lipomyelomeningoceles. Child’s Nervous System 2007. PMID: 17387484.

Tubbs S, Naftel R, Rice WQ, Liechty P, Conklin M, Oakes J. The patient with symptoms following resection of a lipomyelomeningocele: Do increases in the lumbosacral angle indicate a tethered spinal cord? Journal of Neurosurgery 2006. 105(1 suppl):62-4. PMID: 16871872.

Tubbs S, Doyle S, Conklin M, Oakes WJ. Scoliosis in a child with Chiari I malfunction and the absence of syringomyelia: case report and review of the literature. Child’s Nerve System 2006. PMID: 16532361

Tubbs R, Webb D, Abdullatif H, Conklin M, Doyle J, Oakes WJ. Posterior Cranial Fossa Volume in Patients with Rickets: Insights in to the increased occurrence of Chiari I malformation in metabolic bone disease. Neurosurgery 2004. 55(2)380-383. PMID: 15271244.

Killian J, Conklin M, Kramer T, White S. Improved percutaneous slipped capital femoral epiphysis treatment: continuous biplanar fluoroscopy and proper guide wire selection. Journal of Southern Orthopaedics Association 1999. Vol. 8, 3:155-162. PMID: 12132860.

Killian J, Conklin M, Brassard M, White S. Intramedullary femoral nailing in children and adolescents: surgical techniques. Orthopaedics 1997.


Medical School
University of Cincinnati

Carolinas Medical School

Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children


Campus Address
Lowder Building, Suite 316

(205) 638-9540


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