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H. Cobb Alexander, M.D.

Dr. H. Cobb Alexander

 

Dr. Alexander is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery. A graduate of Washington and Lee University in Virginia, he received his M.D. from Vanderbilt University. In 1987, he completed his orthopaedic residency at the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina. In 1988, he completed a combined fellowship in joint replacement surgery and sports medicine, the former at New England Baptist Hospital and the latter at Children's Hospital, both in Boston. Dr. Alexander was one of the founding physicians for the Joint Center at Huntsville Hospital East.

Specialty Centers: Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement, General Orthopaedics
Patient Education: Shoulder, Knee, Hip

Brett Franklin, M.D.

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Dr. Franklin graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He received his Medical Degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, AL in 2003. After completing his orthopaedic residency at the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, NC in 2008, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Dr. Franklin is a native of Huntsville and attended Grissom High School. He is on the active staff at Crestwood Hospital and the Surgery Center of Huntsville.

Specialty Centers: Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement, General Orthopaedics
Patient Education: Knee, Hip, Shoulder

Eric Janssen, M.D.

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Dr. Eric Janssen is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with an emphasis in the diagnosis and treatment of knee and shoulder injuries. His interest in the specialty came from his own experience as a high school and college athlete. He graduated from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia in 1986 and completed his residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  In 1992, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic in Columbus, Georgia. He is Board Certified and has held numerous professional appointments, including his current position as Affiliate Instructor for UAHuntsville College of Nursing.  Dr. Janssen serves as Director of Research and President of SportsMED Orthopaedic Surgery & Spine Center. He is the team physician for several area high schools as well as a number of local colleges and universities. In addition, Dr. Janssen is a consultant for Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

Dr. Janssen has published several articles on ACL reconstruction techniques and has participated in numerous research studies of the knee and shoulder.  He is currently conducting post market research on articular cartilage repair.

Specialty Centers: Sports Medicine, General Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement
Patient Education: Knee, Shoulder, Cartilage Repair/Transplanation

Troy Layton, M.D.

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Dr. Layton is a specialist in sports medicine and a 1989 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. After completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1994, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Oklahoma. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has served as team physician and consultant for such notable teams as University of Florida and Oklahoma State University as well as consultant for the Milwaukee Brewers and Major League Baseball. He is currently performing cartilage transplantation of the knee. Dr. Layton is a course instructor for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in advanced knee ligament reconstructive procedures as well as a Clinical Instructor at UAB.

Specialty Centers: Sports Medicine, General Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement
Patient Education: Knee, Shoulder, Hip

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