University of South Alabama

Dr. Meyer joined the faculty at the University of South Alabama in July, 2001 as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  This marked the second appointment for Dr. Meyer at the University of South Alabama.  He previously served as a faculty member from 1982 until 1990 at which time he was activated for military service and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for Outstanding Service during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.  In April, 2004 Dr. Meyer was appointed Associate Dean for the Faculty Practice, University of South Alabama College of Medicine.


In 2003 Dr. Meyer was instrumental in the development of ARCOS, the Association of Residency Coordinators in Orthopaedic Surgery, and has received credit for the progress and success of this national organization.  Subsequent to his return to the University of South Alabama, Dr. Meyer was named Associate Dean for the Faculty Practice in 2004 and Director of Compliance for the Health Services Foundation in 2007.

Dr. Meyer received the Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of Iowa in 1971 and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the University of Utah in 1976.  Additional training included completion of the Joseph H. Boyes Fellowship in Hand Surgery at the University of Southern California in 1980.


From 1991-1997 Dr. Meyer was in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona.  During this time he served as a clinical faculty member for the Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program and Program Co-Director for the Phoenix Integrated Hand Fellowship Program.  In 1997 Dr. Meyer accepted a faculty position as Chairman of Orthopaedics at Denver Health Medical Center and Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado College of Medicine in Denver.  He served as Interim Chairman from 2000 until July 1, 2001.


Dr. Meyer was board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in surgery of the hand and upper extremity.  He was a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Clinical Orthopaedic Society, the American College of Physicians, and was past president of the Clinical Orthopaedic Society, the second oldest orthopaedic society in the US.  Dr. Meyer was also Chair of the Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors Education Committee.  Dr. Meyer  received numerous awards for Outstanding Teacher and Educator at each of the institutions where he served.

On February 1, 2015, the Press Register published a feature article on Dr. Meyer. 

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