Ryan C. Palmer, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • The University of Mississippi – Oxford, MS
    Bachelor ofArts in English,
    Summa Cum Laude – May, 2000
    Honors: Taylor Medal (Valedictorian)
    Academic All-SEC; Varsity Track & Field;Letterman (pole vault); Chancellor’s Scholarship; Phi Kappa Phi 
    Vice President; Phi Eta Sigma; Drane Lester Award Nominee; Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • The University of Alabama, Birmingham – Birmingham, AL
    Post-Baccalaureate – PreMedical Science Curriculum
  • University of South Alabama – College of Medicine – Mobile, AL
    Doctor of Medicine – May, 2009
Honors: Lewis D. Anderson Award for best Orthopaedics student; AMA Education & Research Foundation Scholarship; USA College of Medicine Student Research Fellow
  • University of South Alabama – Mobile, AL
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident – July 1 2009 – June 30 2014
    Successful completion of RRC required rotations to date, including intern year General orthopaedics call at three community hospitals including a Level 1 Regional Trauma Center and a pediatric hospital
    Honors: Lewis D. Anderson Meeting Best Paper Award (2011) 
AOA Resident Leadership Forum Nominee (2013)
  • University of South Alabama- Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    TRUST Trial (Smith & Nephew) – March, 2011 – present
    Presented at Alabama Orthopaedic Society Meeting, 2011
    Data collection and monitoring for the use of Exogen bone stimulator in acute tibial shaft fractures status post intramedullary nailing University of South Alabama – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Synvisc-One (Hylan G-F 20) Protection of Human Hip Chondrocytes
    Presented at: Alabama Orthopaedic Society Meeting, 2011 & 
    Lewis D. Anderson Meeting, 2011
  • University of South Alabama- Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Post-Traumatic Acetabulum Outcomes Database – January, 2008 – March, 2009
    Data collection laying groundwork for further studies in acetabulum fractures 
  • University of South Alabama- Department of Cell Biology
Rho Pathway Inhibition Promoting Epithelialization in Wound Healing – Summer, 2006
    Chief scientist in Fasudil trials using time-lapse microscopy
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Medical Society of Lee County
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

Enjoy home improvement, whitetail hunting, fresh water fishing, and running when not spending time with my wife, Lauren, and our children, McClain and Parker.


    Hip | Knee | Shoulder | Sports Medicine | Elbow | Hand & Wrist | Foot & Ankle