Children's of AlabamaIn the 2021-2022 Best Children’s Hospitals survey, U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) ranked Pediatric Orthopedics at Children’s Hospital of Alabama at UAB 49th in the nation.

Overall, Children’s of Alabama is nationally ranked in nine pediatric specialties, ranking as the top hospital in Alabama for children and tied for third in the southeast region.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is proud to serve the Birmingham community, the state of Alabama and pediatric patients through its partnership with Children’s of Alabama.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Professor, Executive Vice Chair, and L. Gwaltney McCollum, Jr. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Children's of Alabama Shawn Gilbert, M.D., is proud of pediatric orthopaedics faculty.

 “Our faculty work tirelessly to provide excellent patient care in pediatric orthopaedics, and this report is a wonderful testament to their commitment to improving patients’ lives and to the quality of the team members who contribute to excellent patient outcomes – nurses, orthopaedic and surgical techs, physical therapists and administrative professionals,” said Gilbert.

UAB John D. Sherrill Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Steven Theiss, M.D., commends the team partnership between Children’s of Alabama and UAB pediatric orthopaedics.

“Patients look to Children’s of Alabama as a beacon of hope and excellent patient care in the southeast,” said Theiss. “Our pediatric orthopaedics faculty support these efforts and also the mission of our department through this partnership. It’s wonderful to see their work and dedication nationally recognized as top 50 in the nation.”