Dr. Black has a General Practice of Orthopaedic Surgery, so that he evaluates all types of bone and joint problems. His special interests are in reconstruction of the upper extremity, hip and lower extremity in adults utilizing arthroscopic, open and joint replacement surgery, as indicated.
Dr. Black holds a B.S. from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Alabama, Birmingham. After completing an Internship in Surgery and Medicine at University Hospital and Hillman Clinics in Birmingham, Dr. Black completed service in the United States Air Force. Upon completing specialty training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Jacksonville Hospital and the College of Medicine at the University of Florida, he entered private practice in Huntsville in 1970. Dr. Black has attended post graduate courses in arthroscopy and total joint surgery.
At present he is serving on the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society. He spearheads the development and continuous enhancement of SportsMED’s electronic medical record and digital radiology systems. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery for the University of Alabama School of Medicine program in Huntsville.