Sports Medicine

UAB Sports Medicine specializes in evaluating, managing, rehabilitating, and preventing the injuries and physical problems that are common among athletes of all ages. From the weekend warrior to the professional athlete, physicians at UAB Sports Medicine provide care designed to enable patients to return to their active lifestyles safely and as soon as possible. The clinic is comprised of physicians, care coordinators, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, radiologists, and a certified pedorthist, all of whom work together closely to treat athletes in a comprehensive fashion.

The clinic provides a broad range of surgical and non-surgical care. The vast majority of the surgical procedures it performs are arthroscopic, meaning they are done through small incisions. Reconstructions of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and hip surgeries account for many of the procedures performed by the clinic.




UAB Sports Medicine’s mission is to provide the highest quality sports medicine care and promote healthy, active lifestyles to individuals in the Birmingham community, with a personal touch not found at larger clinics. The clinic is the official provider of medical care for UAB Blazer Athletics, and it provides similar services to numerous local high schools and organizations. The clinic has consistently taken a leadership role in the community, helping educate athletes, parents, and coaches about the proper development of athletes and injury prevention.

UAB Sports Medicine maintains a dedicated Concussion Clinic, as well as comprehensive Dance Medicine Clinic for dancers at all levels of performance. The clinic’s full-time staff is supported by graduate assistants who are certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and licensed by the state of Alabama. Backed by the resources of both UAB Medicine and Children’s of Alabama hospital, UAB Sports Medicine maintains in-clinic access to radiology and ultrasound imaging services, which broaden its ability to care for athletes. The advanced care it provides is continually evolving through ongoing research in the sports medicine field.

The UAB Sports Medicine staff is available to answer routine questions about sports-related injuries. We offer two convenient clinic locations, at UAB Hospital-Highlands and at Children’s of Alabama hospital. Should you have any questions regarding musculoskeletal injuries, rehabilitation, or any aspect of sports medicine, please contact us.

UAB Hospital-Highlands location: 205.930.8339

UAB Children’s of Alabama location: 205.934.1041

UAB Family and Community Medicine location: 205.934.9700





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