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University of Alabama Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

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Program Information

Residency Program:

University of Alabama Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Program Director:

Steven M Theiss, MD

Number of Residents:

20

Number of Staff:

23

Accredited:

Accredited

Length of Program:

5 years

Start Dates:

June

Program Contact Information

Name:

Vicki Allen

Address:

University of Alabama Medical Center
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
1313 13th St S

City:

Birmingham

State/Province:

Alabama

Zip/Postal code

35205

Phone:

(205) 930-8494

Fax:

(205) 930-8569

Email:

vallen@ortho.uab.edu

Website:

http://www.ortho.uab.edu

Program Highlights

  • Surgical specialty services include:
    • Spine surgery
    • Foot and ankle surgery
    • Hand and upper extremities surgery
    • Hip and knee surgery
    • Orthopaedic oncology surgery
    • Sports medicine surgery
  • University Hospital and related training hospitals provide and account for:
    • Average daily orthopedic census of 90 patients
    • 4,000 operative procedures each year
    • 60,000 outpatient visits relating to orthopedics
    • 10,000 emergency room visits
    • 6,000 patient visits at Children's Hospital related to pediatric orthopedics and 8,000 operative procedures each year.
    • 4,000 patient visits in 11 clinics through the State Crippled Children's Service
    • 3,800 patient visits this past year at the sports medicine clinic
  • Other highlights of the program include:
    • General surgery residents rotate on the orthopedic surgical service as part of their surgical specialty rotations
    • Major trauma center for the state (University Hospital)
    • Sports Medicine Clinic
    • Spain Rehabilitation Center, a national center for spinal-injured patients
    • Active orthopedic surgery service at the Children's Hospital
    • Special focus on hand surgery
    • Active orthopedic research laboratory
    • Microsurgery training laboratory

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Program Curriculum

Program Hospitals

  • University of Alabama Hospital - Birmingham, AL
  • Cooper Green Hospital - Birmingham, AL
  • UAB Highlands - Birmingham, AL
  • Children's Hospital of Alabama - Birmingham, AL
  • American Sports Medicine Institute - Birmingham, AL
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Birmingham) - Birmingham, AL


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