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Southern Bone & Joint Specialists

Our Physicians

O.H. Chitwood III, M.D.O.H. Chitwood III, M.D.

O. H. Chitwood III, M.D., is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and hand surgery, and specializes in hand and upper extremity disorders. He, his wife Tammy and their three children call the Wiregrass area home.

After receiving his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL, Dr. Chitwood entered the U.S. Navy, where he completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Chitwood served for nine years, including two years as medical officer on a submarine tender, and attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. When he left the Navy, he completed a year-long fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Philadelphia Hand Center and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Chitwood is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Medical Degree:
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:
National Naval Medical Center
Bethesda, MD

Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery:
Philadelphia Hand Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations:
* Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
* Fellow, International College of Surgeons
* American Society for Surgery of the Hand
* Alabama Orthopaedic Society
* Southern Orthopaedic Associations
* Orthopaedics Overseas
* Philadelphia Hand Club

Hospital Affiliations:
* Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, AL
* Flowers Hospital, Dothan, AL
* Dothan Surgery Center, Dothan, AL

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