Dr. Reed Estes joined UAB Sports Medicine in 2011. He serves as team physician for multiple Birmingham-area high schools and is involved in the care of UAB Athletics. His role as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics allows him to be involved in the education of resident physicians and medical students, while also remaining active in research and the advancement of sports medicine. He began at UAB Sports Medicine following a one-of-a-kind fellowship specializing in youth and young adult sports medicine with the Harvard University-affiliated program at the Children's Hospital of Boston. He was involved in coverage of multiple athletic events, including the Boston Ballet, Boston Marathon, Boston Ice Chips Figure Skating, Northeastern University Hockey/Basketball, Babson College Hockey and Dover-Sherborn High School football.
Dr. Estes graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2005, where he received the Scholarship for Academic Achievement. Following medical school, he completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Subspecialty interests include hip arthroscopy, involving the care of labral tears and impingement, as well as the management of ACL tears in the skeletally immature athlete.
He also has interest in the subset of dance medicine, having experienced significant exposure to this during care of the Boston Ballet and multiple other dance troupes while in Boston. Dr. Estes continues to be active in research endeavors, most recently completing an Instructional Course Lecture for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons involving management of spondylolysis.