Joint Replacement Specialists
Kendall Black, M.D.
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.
Dale Culpepper, M.D.
Dr. Culpepper is an experienced orthopaedist with an interest in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery. He is a graduate of Davidson College. He received his M.D. from the University of Mississippi. He completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Mississippi which included an AO trauma fellowship in Davos, Switzerland with specific study of fracture care. He continued his training in Carticel’s cartilage transplant technique and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Culpepper holds professional affiliation with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as regional and local orthopaedic and medical societies. He serves as team physician for several local high schools.
Brett Franklin, M.D.
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, SC 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 Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is on the active staff at Crestwood Hospital and the Surgery Center of Huntsville.
Matthew Clayton, M.D.
Dr. Clayton is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement, with emphasis on complex revisions of failed hip and knee replacements. Dr. Clayton also specializes in minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacement. Dr. Clayton graduated cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College with a degree in Biology/Psychology. He attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine followed by an orthopaedic residency at Mount Carmel Health Systems in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Clayton completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction surgery at Southern Joint Replacement Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Clayton is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is clinical faculty for UAB School of Medicine at the Huntsville Regional Medical Campus. He is on the active staff at Crestwood Medical Center and the Surgery Center of Huntsville.
Eric Janssen, M.D.
Dr. Eric Janssen is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with an emphasis in the diagnosis and treatment of knee and shoulder injuries. He brings over 20 years of experience to his practice. Dr. Janssen's interest in sports medicine comes 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. Dr. Janssen has held numerous professional appointments, and serves as 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 Microport Orthopedics, 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.
Troy Layton, M.D.
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.
Jack W. Moore, M.D.
Dr. Moore graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harding University, where he received significant recognition for his academic accomplishments and sports activities. He attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham and obtained his M.D. degree in 1993. Afterwards, he completed his internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Dr. Moore is a native of Huntsville/Madison County, and is a member of numerous medical and orthopaedic professional associations. He has a special interest in sports medicine and joint replacement. Dr. Moore is available for appointments at both the Athens and Madison offices.