Title: Orthopedic Surgeon/Foot & Ankle Specialist
Company: OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Mary Gilmer, Orthopedic Surgeon at OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in foot and ankle care.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Birmingham-Southern College in 2003, Dr. Gilmer continued her education with a medical doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in 2007. She thereupon residencies in orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine from 2007 to 2012 and a foot and ankle surgery fellowship in orthopedic, athletic, and reconstructive research with the University of Texas Health Science Center from 2012 to 2013.
Since 2013, Dr. Gilmer has excelled as an orthopedic surgeon with OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, specializing in foot and ankle care, joint replacement and revision, knee and orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. With OrthoAlabama, her responsibilities include surgery of patients and performing all the normal business practices in the clinic. She also coordinates with human resources and coordinates schedules and coverages. Her professional relationships include a fellowship with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the Jefferson County Medical Society.
When Dr. Gilmer was a child, she had a playground slide accident which resulted in meeting orthopedist Dr. Perry Savage for the first time, which had a profound impact on the rest of her life. When she went to college and later worked in his practice, she confirmed that orthopedics was definitely her field. As her career highlight, she cites being the first female orthopedic surgeon with OrthoAlabama and one of the very small percentage in Birmingham.
Currently, Dr. Gilmer is working on a launch of a YouTube channel to reach a wider audience to help make foot and ankle care more accessible. She wants to focus her efforts on educating people on preventive care so that they are not spending their money on something that they can safely and effectively do at home.
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