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Campus Address HGLD 2ND Zip 0000
Phone  (205) 930-8339
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Undergraduate  Grove City College    2003  B.A. in Philosophy 
Graduate  University of South Alabama College of Medicine    2008  M.D. 
Residency  Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center    2013  Orthopaedic Surgery 
Fellowship  Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center    2014  Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Orthopaedic Surgery  Orthopaedic Surgery Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Eugene ‘Will’ Brabston joined the faculty of UAB’s Department of Surgery in 2014. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Sports Medicine section. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Brabston has ongoing research related to his specialty including such projects as: Tenodesis vs. Tenotomy for Treatment of Biceps Tendonitis. He publishes and presents his research findings on a regular basis. Dr. Brabston has won numerous awards such as the John W. McDonald Memorial Award in Surgery, University of South Alabama 2008. He has experience in serving both High School and college level teams as their Team Physician.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Orthopaedic Association      
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine      
Arthroscopy Association of North America     
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery     
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons     

Research/Clinical Interest
Severity of Shoulder an dElbow MRI Findings of Major League Baseball Players Affects Player Longevity
Total Shoulder Arthroplasty; Treatment of Tendonitis, Role of Synovitis in SLAP Type II Repair, Glenoid Tracking Model and Abduction / Rotation.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Brabston EW, et al. Anatomy and Physical Examination of the Elbow. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. Vol 19 No 4, 190-198. October, 2009.    
Brabston EW, Bigliani LU. "What Would You Do? Challenges in Shoulder Surgery" Seminars in Arthroplasty. Volume 25, Issue 1, March 2014, Pages 76-87.    

Shoulder, elbow sports medicine.