Castle Connolly Top Doctors

From their website: “At Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. we identify top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to ALL licensed physicians in America. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team reviews and screens all nominated physicians before selecting those regarded as the most outstanding healthcare providers to be Top Doctors. Physicians do not and cannot pay to be selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.”

Best Doctors in America

From the website: “Since 1989, Best Doctors has conducted one of the largest ongoing peer physician polls in health care to identify the physicians other physicians trust most. We start by asking: “If you or a loved one needed a physician in your specialty, to whom would you refer?”

All listed Best Doctors have received a consensus of their peer physicians support. Once a physician receives consensus, s/he is researched and verified for clinical activity, licensure and disciplinary actions. A selected Best Doctor doesn’t remain in the database forever. The peer-review process requires that every listed Best Doctor physician be re-evaluated by their peers in each poll. Best Doctors does not pay physicians to be included in the database, nor can physicians or their organizations pay Best Doctors. A physician cannot apply to become a Best Doctors physician. The only way for a physician to be selected to the database is to be nominated by and then receive voting consensus from Best Doctors physicians. As a result, Best Doctors has a proprietary, global database of expert physicians — free from commercial and financial bias – numbering more than 50,000 in over 450 specialties and subspecialties.

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award for the UAB School of Health Professions

From the website: “This is the highest honor awarded to prominent alumni who have achieved distinction through exceptional contribution to their professions. This award highlights the diverse talents, notable accomplishments and extraordinary service of our alumni and is reserved for those with a history of excellence in their careers.” – please try to figure out where to put that honor), Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and University of Kansas Medical Center.

“That’s the Way” Award

Patient satisfaction excellence

Recent Honors and Academic Appointments (descending dates)

  • Adjunct Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Texas A&M School of Medicine
  • “That’s the Way” Award (patient satisfaction) Baylor College of Medicine
  • School of Health Professions Distinguished Alumni Award University of Alabama Birmingham
  • Member National Football League Musculoskeletal Committee
  • Honorary Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Beijing United Family Hospital Professor of Orthopedic Surgery | Surgery | Space Medicine (with tenure)
  • Baylor College of Medicine Wilhelmina Arnold Barnhart Endowed Chair of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board of Trustees, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Active Member Twentieth Century Orthopaedic Association
  • Professor of Surgery (with tenure) University of Alabama School of Medicine (Birmingham)
  • John D. Sherrill Endowed Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board of Trustees, University of Alabama
  • Leadership Fellows Program
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Best/Top Doctor Recognition
  • Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly Top Doctors, America’s Best Doctors etc.