Dr. Clay Spitler

Associate Professor
Director, Trauma Fellowship
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs

Areas of Interest
acute orthopaedic injuries; post-traumatic deformities and nonunions; acute and delayed reconstruction of pelvic and acetabular fractures; adult hip osteotomy; hip arthritis; blood conservation in orthopedic trauma patients; polytrauma patient care and outcomes research; pelvic, acetabular and peri-articular fracture outcomes research; biomechanical constructs in fracture fixation


Dr. Clay Spitler is a board-certified orthopaedic trauma surgeon and an associate professor in the UAB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. After finishing medical school at the Medical College of Georgia in 2008, Spitler completed a surgery residency at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and an orthopaedic trauma fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. Spitler joined the faculty at UAB in July 2018.

Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Fellow (2018)
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association (2017 – Present)
  • AO Trauma (2012 – Present)
  • Southeastern Fracture Symposium Foundation (2017 – Present)
  • OTA Research Consortium (2016 – Present)
  • Tennessee Orthopedic Society (2011-2013)
  • Mississippi Orthopedic Society (2014 – Present)
  • Mid-American Orthopedic Society (2012-2018)


Medical School
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga

University of Washington, Seattle
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery


Campus Address
FOT 901

(205) 934-6413