USA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty

Academic Faculty

Dr. James Slauterbeck

Dr. James Slauterbeck

Professor and Chair 

Dr. Slauterbeck is the professor and chair of orthopaedic surgery at the USA College of Medicine. Dr. Slauterbeck earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Arizona State University in Tempe, and his medical degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. After completing his residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Slauterbeck's community outreach and sports medicine research have identified risk factors for and prevention of athletic injuries especially pertaining to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. His greatest contribution to orthopaedics has been identifying that risk factors for and the outcomes after ACL injury are different between females and males.

 

Dr. Jeffrey Brewer

Dr. Jeffrey Brewer

Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Trauma

Dr. Brewer received his Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. He completed a residency at Stony Brook University Hospital and an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Texas-Houston Memorial Hermann Hospital. His specialty is orthopaedic traumatology. His primary interest includes pelvic/acetabular injuries, periarticular fractures, nonunions, malunions, and infections. He joined the Orthopaedic Surgery faculty in 2015.  

 

Dr. Jared L. Burkett

Dr. Jared L. Burkett

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Hand and Upper Extremity

Dr. Burkett received his Bachelor of Science from Auburn University at Montgomery. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Burkett completed a hand fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. His specialty is hand and upper extremity. Dr. Burkett joined the department in 2014. 

 

Dr. Brad Clay

Dr. Brad Clay

Assistant Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Sports Medicine

Dr. Clay received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville and his sports medicine/arthroscopy fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. His clinical interests are the open and arthroscopic management of athletic injuries to the shoulder, elbow, knee and hip. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, traveling, watching sports and remaining active.

 

 R. Drew Madison

Dr. R. Drew Madison

Assistant Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Trauma

Dr. Madison received his Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. He completed a residency at Stony Brook University Hospital and an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. His specialty is orthopaedic traumatology. His primary interest includes pelvic/acetabular injuries, periarticular fractures, nonunions, malunions, and infections. He joined the Orthopaedic Surgery faculty in 2019.

 

Dr. Tyler McDonald

Dr. Tyler McDonald

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics

Dr. McDonald received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He completed his fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. Dr. McDonald specializes in spine treatment. He joined the faculty in 2021. 

 

Dr. Prasit Nimityongskul

Dr. Prasit Nimityongskul

Professor
Pediatrics

Dr. Nimit is USA's longest tenured orthopaedist. He joined the faculty in 1983 and is well published. Dr. Nimit received both his undergraduate and medical degree from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. He completed his residency at USA and then a Pediatric Fellowship at the A.I. Dupont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware, and at Children's Hospital at Louisiana State University. Within pediatric orthopaedics, his primary interests include scoliosis, clubfoot, and hip dislocation (DDH).

 

Adjunct Faculty

Adult Reconstruction

Dr. Robert Baird

Dr. Robert Baird

Residency: The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Fellowship: OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center

 

Dr. Matt Barber

Dr. Matt Barber

Residency: University of South Alabama

Fellowship: Arizona Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders

 

Dr. Michael Granberry

Dr. Michael Granberry

Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco

 

Dr. Charles Wilson

Dr. Charles Wilson

Residency: University of Florida Health Science Center

Fellowship: Insall Scott Kelly Institute

 

Dr. Grant Zarzour

Dr. Grant Zarzour

Residency: University of South Alabama

Fellowship: Mississippi Sports Medicine Adult Reconstruction

 

Foot and Ankle

Dr. Matt McKean

Dr. Matt McKean

Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Fellowship: Washington University 

 

Hand, Upper Extremity

Dr. Thomas M. Barbour

Dr. Thomas M. Barbour

Residency: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Fellowship: Duke University School of Medicine

 

Dr. Nick Rachel

Dr. Nick Rachel

Residency: University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic

Fellowship: University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic

 

Pediatrics

Dr. Adam Handwerger

Dr. Adam Handwerger

Residency: University of South Alabama

Fellowship: Scottish Rite Children's Hospital

 

Spine

Dr. Kevin Donahoe

Dr. Kevin Donahoe

Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Fellowship: University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

Dr. Clint Howard

Dr. Clint Howard

Residency: University of South Alabama

Fellowship: Foundation for Orthopaedic and Athletic-Related Research, Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

 

Dr. James West

Dr. James West

Residency: University of South Alabama

Fellowship: Scoliosis and Spinal Reconstruction, Twin Cities Spine Center

 

Sports Medicine/Shoulder

Dr. Jeff Conrad

Dr. Jeff Conrad

Residency: Medical University of South Carolina

Fellowship: Duke University

 

Dr. Stephen Cope

Dr. Stephen Cope

Residency: University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic

Fellowship: American Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic

 

Dr. Daniel Matthews

Dr. Daniel Matthews

Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Fellowship: AO Fellowship, Bochum, Germany

 

Trauma

Dr. Russell Goode

Dr. Russell Goode

Residency: University of South Alabama

Fellowship: University of Missouri