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Orthopaedic surgeon returns to USA Health as interim chair

Jeffrey L. Brewer, M.D., served as an attending physician at USA Health from 2015 to 2022 and directed the orthopaedic surgery residency program for three years.

Published Jan 3rd, 2024

By Carol McPhail

Jeffrey L. Brewer, M.D., has returned to USA Health, where he will serve as interim chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine. 

A board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Brewer served as an attending physician at USA Health from 2015 to 2022 and directed the orthopaedic surgery residency program from 2019 to 2022.

“My vision for the department is to provide high-quality patient care and to continue to grow our services,” Brewer said. “This is an opportunity to come back to Mobile and help people in the community.”

Brewer most recently was an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Miami’s health system, UHealth, where he served on the Orthopaedic Residency Curriculum Competency Committee and the Leadership Steering Committee for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

“As an academic health system, USA Health’s mission is to not only provide excellent healthcare for our community but also to nurture the next generation of physicians,” said John V. Marymont, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Whiddon College of Medicine. “Dr. Brewer brings demonstrated skills both as a leader and a mentor.”

Owen Bailey, MSHA, FACHE, USA Health chief executive officer and senior associate vice president for medical affairs, welcomed Brewer back to USA Health. “We look forward to working with him as we build upon the growth of orthopaedic surgery and the health system in general,” he said.

Brewer earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas, and completed an internship in general and orthopaedic surgery. He finished his residency in orthopaedic surgery at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York, where he was named the department’s Resident of the Year for 2011-2012. He also completed a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Brewer is an author of several academic journal articles and book chapters. He has presented research at numerous conferences, including when he served as a mentor to orthopaedic surgery residents at USA Health.

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