H. Chester Boston, Jr., M.D.

H. Chester Boston, Jr., M.D.

H. Chester Boston, Jr., M.D., one of the founders of University Orthopaedic Clinic, received his medical training at the Medical College of Alabama in Birmingham. Following a period in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Boston completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic and subsequently returned to Alabama to establish his orthopaedic practice in Tuscaloosa.

Dr. Boston is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has served as President of the DCH Medical staff as well as the Tuscaloosa County Medical Society. Dr. Boston has also served as President of the Alabama Orthopaedic Society. After several years of general orthopaedic practice, Dr. Boston completed a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the University of Maryland. Dr. Boston has continued his general orthopaedic practice including total joint replacement as well as the care and treatment of spinal disorders. Dr. Boston has published articles on orthopaedic disorders in scientific publications and has a special interest in spinal deformities such as scoliosis and degenerative diseases of the spine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, The American College of Surgeons, The Alabama Orthopaedic Society and the Tuscaloosa County Medical Society.

John P. Buckley, M.D.

John P. Buckley, M.D.

John P. Buckley, M.D., a founder of University Orthopaedic Clinic, received his medical training at the University of Cincinnati and interned at Cincinnati General Hospital. After completing a residency at the Mayo Clinic, he served in the U.S. Air Force as an orthopaedic surgeon for two years. In 1974, he moved to Tuscaloosa and established University Orthopaedic Clinic with Dr. H. Chester Boston, Jr.

Dr. Buckley became interested in orthopaedics when he had polio as a child. He is particularly interested in micro-vascular surgery and surgery of the hand and upper extremity. He completed a fellowship with the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in those areas. Dr. Buckley is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Today, he believes that the most satisfying aspect of his profession is being able to make his patients’ daily lives more comfortable. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Alabama Orthopaedic Society and Tuscaloosa County Medical Society.

Stephen T. Ikard, M.D.

Stephen T. Ikard, M.D.

Stephen T. Ikard, M.D. a native of Tennessee, received his medical training at the University of Tennessee and interned at the University of Tennessee in internal medicine. After completing his orthopaedic residency training at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Ikard moved to Tuscaloosa to join University Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. Ikard has also completed a fellowship in Total Joint Replacement Surgery from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Ikard is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Ikard is married and has four sons. He and his family are actively involved in community events, church, and numerous organizations. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Alabama Orthopaedic Society and Tuscaloosa County Medical Society.

Donald S. Scott, M.D.

Donald S. Scott, M.D.

Donald S. Scott, M.D. joined University Orthopaedic Clinic in 1994 after completing a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Scott, a native of Alabama, received his medical training at the University of South Alabama and interned at the Orlando Regional Medical Center. In 1988 he was recipient of a Clinical Research Fellowship from Matthews Orthopaedic Clinic in Orlando Florida. In 1989 he was winner of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association Resident Fellow Scholar Award.

Dr. Scott fell in love with Orthopaedics during his first rotation as a resident in general surgery. To Dr. Scott the most satisfying aspect of his work is the pleasure of correcting a problem so that his patient recovers. Dr. Scott practices general orthopaedics with special interest in trauma, shoulder and knee disorders, arthroscopy and workers’ compensation injuries.

Dr. Scott is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Alabama Orthopaedic Society, Tuscaloosa County Medical Society and serves as a clinical assistant professor for the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences in Tuscaloosa.

L. Scott “Tosh” Atkins, M.D.

L. Scott “Tosh” Atkins, M.D.

L. Scott “Tosh” Atkins, M.D. joined University Orthopaedic Clinic in 1997, after having already established himself as an orthopaedic surgeon in the Tuscaloosa community. Dr. Atkins practices general orthopaedics with a special interest in knee and shoulder disorders. A native of Tuscaloosa, Dr. Atkins received his medical training at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham and interned at the University of South Alabama. After completing his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of South Alabama, Dr. Atkins practiced two years in Tuscaloosa before joining UOC. Dr. Atkins is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Atkins has served as Assistant Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the University of Alabama Athletic Department and as Associate Clinical Professor for the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences in Tuscaloosa. He has treated student athletes from the majority of West Alabama high schools and colleges. Dr. Atkins is married and has six children. He and his family are actively involved in community events, church, and numerous organizations. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Alabama Orthopaedic Society and Tuscaloosa County Medical Society.

William C.  Standeffer, Jr., M.D.

William C. Standeffer, Jr., M.D.

William C. Standeffer, Jr., M.D. joined the University Orthopaedic Clinic medical staff in March, 2001. Dr. Standeffer is a native of Tuscaloosa and has been in private practice in Meridian and Tuscaloosa since completing his medical training in 1997.

With an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama, Dr. Standeffer received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. After completing a residency in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Standeffer then received a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Lipscomb Clinic in Nashville.

Dr. Standeffer has worked as Assistant Team Physician with Tennessee State University, the University of Alabama, and as Team Physician at Stillman College. He also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the College of Community Health Services in Tuscaloosa. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Alabama Orthopaedic Society and Tuscaloosa County Medical Society. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for Surgery and for Sports Medicine.

Brian Scott Claytor, M.D.

Brian Scott Claytor, M.D.

Brian Scott Claytor, M.D., a native of Birmingham, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama. His medical school training and orthopaedic surgery residency was completed at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He then completed additional training in Charlotte, NC with a fellowship in spinal surgery. He joined UOC in 2005.

Dr. Claytor is the recipient of numerous academic achievement awards during his medical and orthopaedic training. He has authored textbook chapters and journal articles relating to orthopaedics and spine surgery and has spoken at local, national, and international conferences about these topics. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Claytor’s professional interests include spinal surgery as well as non-operative treatment for spinal disorders. He also practices general orthopaedics including arthroscopy and sports medicine, joint replacement, and trauma. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Alabama Orthopaedic Society and Tuscaloosa County Medical Society.

Dr. Claytor is married and has four children. His hobbies include family, sports, and traveling. He and his family are actively involved in community events, church, and numerous organizations.

Kevin J. Thompson, M.D.

Kevin J. Thompson, M.D.

Kevin J. Thompson, M.D. joined University Orthopaedic Clinic in 2010 after completing a sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C. Dr. Thompson received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and his residency training at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Thompson has special interest in sports injuries affecting the knee, shoulder and elbow ranging from ligament reconstructions to cartilage restoration. He also has experience in both total and reverse total shoulder replacements. He served as the team and assistant team physician for numerous high schools and colleges during residency, and has a strong interest in caring for the high school athlete. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Alabama Orthopaedic Society and Tuscaloosa County Medical Society.

Dr. Thompson was the Society’s Yelton Award Winner in 2008. Outside of orthopaedics, he enjoys golf and attending sporting events. Dr. Thompson and his wife, Adrianne, look forward to being active in the Tuscaloosa community.

Stephen T. Ikard, Jr., M.D.

Stephen T. Ikard, Jr., M.D.

Stephen T. Ikard, Jr., M.D., a native of Tuscaloosa, joined University Orthopaedic Clinic in August 2014 after completing his fellowship in shoulder & elbow surgery and sports medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Ikard received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and he performed his residency training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Services. He was elected by his peers to the College of Medicine’s Honor Council all four years of medical school.

Dr. Ikard is experienced in both total and reverse total shoulder replacements in addition to arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He is also interested in general orthopaedics, sports medicine, and trauma.

Outside of orthopaedics, he enjoys spending time with family, playing and watching all sports, being on the lake, playing guitar and traveling. Dr. Ikard and his wife, Catherine, a Neurologist here in Tuscaloosa, have a daughter. They are looking forward to being active in the Tuscaloosa community.

William K. McKibbin, M.D.

William K. McKibbin, M.D.

William K. McKibbin, M.D. grew up in Birmingham, AL. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering (with High Honor) from the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta. Back home, he graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, after which he completed 6 years of residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, in Chattanooga. He finished his medical training with completion of a one-year fellowship in orthopaedic foot/ankle surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. McKibbin is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is an active member in several orthopaedic professional organizations. He has been in orthopaedic surgical practice with a sub-specialty focus in foot/ankle disorders since 1998. This experience has encompassed both private practice in Asheville, NC, and most recently academic practice as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston. He has taught extensively in his specialty, and mentored medical students and orthopaedic surgery residents. By far the most satisfying aspect of his practice has been as an active participant in his patient’s progress, toward improved mobility with less pain. With his move back to Alabama, he looks forward to the opportunity to provide expert care in the field of orthopaedic foot/ankle surgery to patients in the Tuscaloosa region.

Dr. McKibbin is married, and has two daughters, one of whom attends the University of Alabama. He enjoys family time, particularly involving travel, sporting events, and fly fishing.