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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address ACC 402 Zip 0011
Phone  (205) 934-1041
Other websites UAB Sportsmedicine

Undergraduate  University of Ms    1969  BA 
Medical School  Tulane University, School of Medicine    1973  MD 
Residency  Duke University    1975  Basic Surgical residency 
Residency  Campbell Clinic, University of Tednnessee    1979  ORTHOPAEDIC sURGERY 
Fellowship  Georgia Tech, Sportsmed Clinic of Atlanta    1985  Sportsmed 

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery  1980 
Subspecialty Orthopaedic Sportsmedicine, American Board of Orthopaedics  2007 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Center  Medicine  Injury Control Res Center Professor
Primary  Orthopaedic Surgery  Orthopaedic Surgery Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. William Garth, M.D. has been a member of the UAB Department of Surgery faculty since 1984. He has achieved the rank of Professor. He is a surgical provider in the UAB Sports Medicine Clinic, which serves the UAB Blazer Athletics Department and multiple local schools and organizations. He has also been an instructor at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels, establishing a Sports Medicine Fellowship in 1987. Dr. Garth’s research activities, particularly those pertaining to the knee and shoulder, have contributed to our understanding of the complexities of the subtle diagnoses and treatment problem associated with high caliber athletes.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
Arthroscopy Association of America     
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery     
American Society of Orthopaedic Sportsmedicine     

Research/Clinical Interest
arthroscopic surgery, joint drainage, rotator cuff surgery, excision, fracture and dislocation treatment or surgery, claw toe deformity, shoulder subluxation

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Garth, W.P., Jr., Blum, M.F., and Lemons, J.E.: Evaluation of the Effect of Graft Rotation on Isometry in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions. Am J Sports Med. Vol 23, No 3:282-287, May-June 1995.   
Martin, D.R., and Garth, W.P., Jr.: Results of Arthroscopic Debridement of Glenoid Labrum Tears. Am J Sports Med., Vol 23, No 4:447-451, July/Aug 1995.   
Garth, W.P., Jr., Greco, J, House, M: The Lateral Notch Sign Associated with Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Disruption. Am J Sports Med., Vol 28, No 1:68-73, Jan/Feb 2000.   
Garth, W.P., Jr., DiChristina, D.G., Holt, G.: Delayed Proximal Repair and Distal Realignment After Patellar Dislocation. Clin Orthop. No 377:132-144, Aug 2000.   
Garth, W.P., Jr., Connor, G, Futch, L, Belarmino-Jones, H,: Patellar Subluxation at Terminal Knee Extension: Isolated Deficiency of the Medial Patellomeniscal Ligament". Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol.93:10, May 2011.