USA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty

Academic Faculty


Dr. Jared L. Burkett

Dr. Jared L. Burkett

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Hand and Upper Extremity

Dr. Burkett received his Bachelor of Science from Auburn University at Montgomery. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Burkett completed a hand fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. His specialty is hand and upper extremity. Dr. Burkett joined the department in 2014. 

 


Dr. Brad Clay

Dr. Brad Clay

Assistant Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Sports Medicine

Dr. Clay received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville and his sports medicine/arthroscopy fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. His clinical interests are the open and arthroscopic management of athletic injuries to the shoulder, elbow, knee and hip. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, traveling, watching sports and remaining active.

 


William A. Cutchen, M.D.

Dr. William A. Cutchen

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics

Bio coming soon!

 


R. Drew Madison

Dr. R. Drew Madison

Assistant Professor
Trauma

Dr. Madison received his Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. He completed a residency at Stony Brook University Hospital and an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. His specialty is orthopaedic traumatology. His primary interest includes pelvic/acetabular injuries, periarticular fractures, nonunions, malunions, and infections. He joined the Orthopaedic Surgery faculty in 2019.

 


Dr. Tyler McDonald

Dr. Tyler McDonald

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics

Dr. McDonald received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He completed his fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. Dr. McDonald specializes in spine treatment. He joined the faculty in 2021. 

 


Dr. Jess Mullens

Dr. Jess Mullens 

Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Foot and Ankle 

Dr. Mullens received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in Birmingham. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the USA Health in Mobile. He completed a foot and ankle fellowship at The Steadman Clinic at Vail Health Hospital in Colorado. He joined the faculty in 2021. 

 


Dr. Parker White

Dr. Parker White

Assistant Professor
Orthopaedic Trauma

Dr. White received his Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State University. He attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Oxford. He completed a residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center Hospital and an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at Orthopaedics Indianapolis, Inc., in Indianapolis. His specialty is orthopaedic traumatology. His primary interests include trauma, sports medicine, fracture management, and hip and knee replacement. He joined the Orthopaedic Surgery faculty in 2022.

 

Adjunct Faculty

Adult Reconstruction

 

Dr. Robert Baird

Residency: The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Fellowship: OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center

 

Dr. Matt Barber

Residency: University of South Alabama

Fellowship: Arizona Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders

 

Dr. Charles Wilson

Residency: University of Florida Health Science Center

Fellowship: Insall Scott Kelly Institute

 

Foot and Ankle

 

Dr. Matt McKean

Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Fellowship: Washington University 

 

Hand, Upper Extremity

 

Dr. Thomas M. Barbour

Residency: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Fellowship: Duke University School of Medicine

 

Dr. Nick Rachel

Residency: University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic

Fellowship: University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic

 

Pediatrics

 

Dr. Adam Handwerger

Residency: University of South Alabama

Fellowship: Scottish Rite Children's Hospital

 

Spine

 

Dr. Kevin Donahoe

Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Fellowship: University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

Dr. Clint Howard

Residency: University of South Alabama

Fellowship: Foundation for Orthopaedic and Athletic-Related Research, Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

 

Dr. James West

Residency: University of South Alabama

Fellowship: Scoliosis and Spinal Reconstruction, Twin Cities Spine Center

 

Sports Medicine/Shoulder

 

Dr. Jeff Conrad

Residency: Medical University of South Carolina

Fellowship: Duke University

 

Dr. Stephen Cope

Residency: University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic

Fellowship: American Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic

 

Dr. Daniel Matthews

Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Fellowship: AO Fellowship, Bochum, Germany