For Brad Clay, M.D., his goal is to help people get back to enjoying the activities they love. The sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon grew up extensively involved in athletics and knew his love of medicine and sports would ultimately forge his passion in life.

Published Nov 14th, 2019

By Brittany Otis

botis@health.southalabama.edu

For Brad Clay, M.D., his goal is to help people get back to enjoying the activities they love. The sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon grew up extensively involved in athletics and knew his love of medicine and sports would ultimately forge his passion in life. “A career in sports medicine allows me to take care of a wide variety of patients, helping them return to their active, healthy lifestyle.”

Clay was recently appointed assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. The Auburn native chose to pursue his career at USA Health to care for people in his home state and surrounding areas. The decision to bring his experience to USA is one he said will provide an excellent relationship between athletics and academics. “The partnership with the university provides an opportunity for coverage of the athletic teams and community involvement,” Clay said. “Being part of an academic medical center also allows me to continue to teach and conduct research.”

Clay received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He went on to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Florida while also covering Florida Gator athletics. Upon returning to Alabama, Clay completed a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham.

One of four sports medicine providers within USA Health, Clay specializes in open and arthroscopic treatment of athletic injuries to the shoulder, elbow, knee and hip.

Clay is now accepting patients at the Strada Patient Care Center on Center Street in Mobile. To schedule an appointment, call (251) 665-8200.

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