Hand Surgeon

University of Alabama at Birmingham   Birmingham, AL   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 9, 2023

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine seeks hand surgeon holding MD (or equivalent) for faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure earning. Candidate must be board certified or board eligible in orthopaedic surgery, and eligible to be licensed in Alabama. Candidate must have completed a fellowship in orthopaedic surgery, have in-depth clinical knowledge, excellent communication skills, be highly motivated, and compassionate to all patients. Dedication to teaching and training of resident physicians is expected.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is passionate about mentoring and training the next generation of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Robust training for residents is provided in all aspects of the specialty. Training in orthopaedic surgery is provided at University Hospital, UAB Highlands, the Veterans’ Administration Hospital, Children's of Alabama and the American Sports Medicine Institute. These hospitals provided an average daily orthopaedic census of 90 patients and account for 4,000 operative procedures each year. Outpatient visits relating to orthopaedics at these hospitals total over 60,000 including 10,000 emergency room visits.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

UAB Medicine is the third largest public academic medical center in the country, with more than 1,900 beds and almost 18,000 employees. We are the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the state of Alabama. UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System and is the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. In addition to UAB Hospital, UAB Medicine includes The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, as well as several primary and specialty care clinics, a dozen member and affiliate hospitals within Alabama, more than 10 cancer associates in the Southeast, and the Viva Health HMO.

Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a short drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Memphis and Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in the United States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings, Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one of the top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the top ten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. The combination of pleasant weather, geography, diverse culture, activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and practice medicine.

In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB highly encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.

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Interested candidates should apply via email to W. Fred Horton at by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Evaluation of applications will occur as they are received and will continue until all available positions are filled.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen to be hired.

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UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.