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February 10, 2016
The February Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Angus McBryde, professor and interim chair of the department of orthopaedic surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. His lecture, titled “Preparing for Race Day,” will be held on Feb. 23, 2016, at the USA Faculty Club on USA’s main campus. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon. Dr. McByde will discuss running tips, including how to properly train for a 10K race and how to prevent injuries, as well as tips on race day nutrition. Dr. McBryde served as team physician at the National Sports Festival in Baton Rouge, La., in 1983; the World Games in Yugoslavia in 1987; the Summer Olympic Games in Korea in 1988; and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. From 2000 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2015, Dr. McBryde served as professor in... See more...
October 23, 2015
Dr. Angus McBryde, professor and acting chair of orthopaedics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, presented the September Med School Cafe lecture titled "Young Athletes: Injury Prevention and Treatment" on Sept. 17, 2015. Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available. Watch the video here.
August 1, 2015
The USA Orthopaedic Residency Alumni and the L. D. Anderson Society held their biannual meeting at the Island House Hotel in Gulf Shores, AL, July 24 – 26, 2015. This meeting included updates on shoulder arthoscopy and labral repair, UCL repair and reconstruction, distal biceps rupture, and the experiences at LSU and the University of Alabama in ACL reconstructions. Resident presentations included a special tribute to Dr. Frederick Meyer.
June 4, 2015
Dr. Angus McBryde has been named professor and interim chair of the department of orthopaedic surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. This appointment marks the second time Dr. McBryde has led the USA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He served as professor and chair at USA from 1991-1996. “We are very pleased to have Dr. McBryde return to the USA College of Medicine. Dr. McBryde will help stabilize the department following the untimely, unexpected death of Dr. Fred Meyer late last year,” said Dr. Samuel Strada, dean of the USA College of Medicine. “Dr. McBryde’s extensive career in orthopaedics, involvement in residency training, and knowledge of orthopaedic specialty physicians both locally and nationally will be of immense help to the administration as we begin the search for a permanent chair to lead the department over the next several years."
Prior to returning to USA from the University of South Carolina (USC) where he was professor from 2011-2014, Dr. McBryde served as director of the American Sports Medicine Institute Ankle and Foot Fellowship at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Birmingham, AL. He practiced at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center with subspecialty care delivered to competitive athletes.
Dr. McBryde received his undergraduate degree at Davidson College and earned his medical degree from Duke Medical School. From there he had a general surgery internship and junior residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. McBryde then served two years in the U.S. Navy, including a year in Vietnam as well as a year at the Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Duke Medical Center in 1971.
Dr. McBryde is a member of several medical and orthopaedic organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS); the Governing Council of the Senior Physicians Section of the American Medical Association and liaison to AAOS since 2014; and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is past president of the Southern Medical Association; past chairman of the North Carolina Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health; past president of the Southern Orthopaedic Association; and on the board of directors for the American Sports Medicine Institute from 2005-2016. He was Alabama Sports Person of the Year in 2010, Distinguished Southern Orthopaedist in 2013 and received the Duke Medical School Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2014.
April 30, 2015
Dr. Albert Pearsall has been appointed to serve as interim program director for the USA Orthopeadics Residency. Dr. Pearsall has been part of the USA Department of Orthopaedics for more than two decades and currently serves as a Professor and the Director of the Section of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service within the USA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Pearsall received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH and completed orthopaedic surgery residency training at University of Chicago Hospitals.
Dr. Pearsall's advanced training experience includes a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Research Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC and a Shoulder and Trauma Fellowship with the AO Group in Hanover, Germany. Dr. Pearsall is fully certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is nationally and internationally recognized for his numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.
April 13, 2015
The Southeastern Orthopaedic Foot Club Meeting was held in conjunction with the Alabama Orthopaedic Society Meeting at the Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort in Sandestin, FL, on April 9, 2015. The purpose of this conference was to update orthopaedists and other healthcare professionals on topics regarding the foot and ankle. The conference provided updates in new diagnostic and treatment modalities and technical knowledge in the treatment of children and adults with foot and ankle abnormalities, as well as the highly trained athlete. The keynote speaker was Robert B. Anderson, MD, the founding orthopaedic surgeon of the O. L. Miller Foot and Ankle Institute of OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina, practicing there since 1989.
November 17, 2014
Frederick N. Meyer, M.D., a native of Chicago, Ill., and a resident of Mobile, Ala., passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 14, 2014. At the time of his death, Dr. Meyer served as professor and chair of the University of South Alabama department of orthopaedic surgery. He also served as program director for the orthopaedic surgery residency training program. Prior to his tenure at USA Dr. Meyer held teaching and leadership positions in orthopaedic surgery residency and fellowship training programs in Denver, Colo. and Phoenix, Ariz. He was well-known and highly respected by his peers for his skill as an orthopaedic hand surgeon. He earned public recognition for his academic expertise and orthopaedic knowledge, as well as his surgical and teaching skills. See more...
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