David P. Adkison

Sports Medicine and Knee and Shoulder Surgery


Dr. David Adkison specializes in Sports Medicine and Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder and practices at St. Vincent's Orthopedics with hospital affiliations at St. Vincent's Birmingham.


Dr. David P. Adkison is a decorated Navy Veteran who has served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Bethesda Naval Hospital and as Attending Orthopedic Surgeon for the White House Medical Unit and the US Capitol Physician's Office. In 1997 he received the Excellence in Research Award from The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.


Undergraduate Degree:
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama

Medical Degree:
University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama

Orthopedic Surgery Residency:
National Naval Medical Center

Knee, Shoulder & Sports Medicine Fellowship:
The Orthopedic Speciality Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah

National Board of Medical Examiners Certification
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America

Military Service:
Operation Restore Hope, First Marine Division, Mogadishu, Somalia
General Medical Officer, Third Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Okinawa
US Navy Hospital Corpsman
Retired after 20 years of service

1997, Research Award, Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine