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Associate Professor

Areas of Interest
pediatric orthopaedics, complex spine and limb deformities


Dr. John S. Doyle joined the faculty of UAB in 1996. His dedication as an instructor and excellence as a clinical health care provider has awarded him promotion to the rank of Associate Professor. Dr. Doyle specializes in pediatric orthopaedics participating in the multi-disciplinary clinics of; Spasticity clinic, Center for Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, and Bone Dysplasia Clinic. Complex spine and limb deformities make up the majority of his elective practice. He has developed a regional referral practice which reaches neighboring states as well as an extensive club foot referral base.

Dr. Doyle has been active in publishing and speaking, with a regional and national presence in his area of specialty.

Selected Publications

Tubbs RS, Doyle S, Conklin M, Oakes WJ. Scoliosis in a child with Chiari I malformation and the absence of syringomyelia: case report and a review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 2006 Oct;22(10):1351-4. Epub 2006 Mar 11. Review. 

Tubbs RS, Golden B, Doyle S, Grabb PA, Oakes WJ. Lap-belt injury with complete avulsion of the spinal cord and cauda equina. Clin Anat. 2006 Oct;19(7):665-8. 

Tubbs RS, Webb D, Abdullatif H, Conklin M, Doyle S, Oakes WJ. Posterior cranial fossa volume in patients with rickets: insights into the increased occurrence of Chiari I malformation in metabolic bone disease. Neurosurgery. 2004 Aug;55(2):380-3; discussion 383-4. 

Abel MF, Damiano DL, Blanco JS, Conaway M, Miller F, Dabney K, Sutherland D, Chambers H, Dias L, Sarwark J, Killian J, Doyle S, Root L, LaPlaza J, Widmann R, Snyder B. Relationships among musculoskeletal impairments and functional health status in ambulatory cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2003 Jul-Aug;23(4):535-41.


Medical School
University of Virginia

University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

Shriners Hospital for Children


Campus Address
ACC 316

(205) 975-7499


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