UAB Orthopaedics department names Dr. Steven Theiss 1st ever chair 6 insights

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University of Alabama at Birmingham named Steven Theiss, MD, the department of orthopedics’ first-ever chairman.

What you should know:

1. Dr. Theiss has been the interim chair of the orthopedic surgery division since November 2017, and was at the helm when the division was elevated to a department of the School of Medicine.

2. Before the department was official, he served as the orthopedic surgery division director from 2012 to 2017.

3. A renowned spine surgeon, Dr. Theiss is an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons fellow.

4. He is a member of several professional societies including the North American Spine Society, AOSpine and the American Orthopaedic Association.

5. UAB awarded Dr. Theiss the Kurt Niemann Faculty Teaching Award four times, the most recent in 2009.

6. UAB School of Medicine Dean Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, said, "We are confident Dr. Theiss will steer this important part of our school with the knowledge, skill and drive that have characterized his 24 years of service to UAB. He is a fantastic physician and leader, and we’re fortunate to have him guiding the development of our newest department."

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