Match Day 2022For the first time in two year, UAB Heersink School of Medicine Match Day was held in person. Fourth-year medical students across the country engaged online through social media, sharing where they were matched. While it was impossible to have everyone in the same room at one time, the excitement could still be virtually felt.

On Jul. 1, it will be time for us to say goodbye to our chief orthopaedic surgery residents who have matched into fellowship programs or private practice. But, it is also time to say hello to our incoming residents from medical schools across the nation.

As part of our annual series, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will feature incoming and outgoing trainees for all UAB Orthopaedics programs. Read more about the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency below, as well as its six new residents and its six graduating residents.

Incoming Residents

  • Nicholas Andrews
    Nicholas Andrews

    Orthopaedic Surgery Intern
    Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine

  • Henry Bonner
    Henry Bonner

    Orthopaedic Surgery Intern
    Medical School: UAB

  • Farzam Farahani
    Farzam Farahani

    Orthopaedic Surgery Intern
    Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

  • Jared Halstrom
    Jared Halstrom

    Orthopaedic Surgery Intern
    Medical School: UAB

  • David Patch
    David Patch

    Orthopaedic Surgery Intern
    Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine

  • Ellie Starnes
    Ellie Starnes

    Orthopaedic Surgery Intern
    Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Outgoing Residents

  • Ryan Cone, M.D.
    Ryan Cone, M.D.

    Next Steps: Adult Reconstruction and Hip Preservation Fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis, MO

  • Jacob Hawkins, M.D.
    Jacob Hawkins, M.D.

    Next Steps: Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  • Jimmy Hicks, M.D.
    Jimmy Hicks, M.D.

    Next Steps: Spine Fellowship at Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA

  • Shane Strom, M.D.
    Shane Strom, M.D.

    Next Steps: Pediatric Orthopaedics Fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, TX

  • Wesley Stroud, M.D.
    Wesley Stroud, M.D.

    Next Steps: Sports Medicine Fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL

  • Eric Wilkinson, M.D.
    Eric Wilkinson, M.D.

    Next Steps: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Houston Methodist Hospital

Join the outgoing residents on Friday, June 24 at UAB Highlands Media Center for a presentation of their research. The Resident Research Day featured speaker is Kristy L. Weber, M.D., who is the vice-chair of faculty affairs, in the Penn Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the director of the Penn Medicine Sarcoma Program, and the Abramson Cancer Center Abramson Family Professor in Sarcoma Care Excellence.