Benton Emblom, MD

Benton Emblom, MD

Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center



Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
805 St Vincent's Drive Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35205

About the Doctor

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A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama, Dr. Emblom earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at UAB Hospital. He then completed a one-year orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship with Dr. James Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute. Following that, he completed additional training in hip arthroscopy with Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville, which provided focused training in arthroscopic and mini-open surgery for non-arthritic hip disorders.

Dr. Emblom presents research and delivers instructional lectures at numerous orthopaedic and specialty related conferences. He has also authored research and book chapters on topics related to orthopaedics and sports medicine. Dr. Emblom currently performs clinical and biomechanical research at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI).

Dr. Emblom holds a special passion for the field of sports medicine because he participated in sports throughout his childhood. Pediatric sports injuries are of particular interest, including ACL injuries of the knee and throwing injuries to the elbow. One aspect of sports he admired was the goals that a team could accomplish together. Now, as a team physician for Samford University, the University of Alabama and Hoover High School, Dr. Emblom is again working on a team to accomplish a shared goal: to keep players safe and to return them to the field after an injury.

Dr. Emblom has received many awards and honors, including the Kurt Niemann, M.D. Outstanding Orthopaedic Chief Resident Award (2008), UASOM Dean's Achievement Award (2002), Alpha Omega Alpha (2001), APC Pathology Honor Society (2001), Russell-Roberts Medical Scholarship (2001), Newsome-Osment Medical Scholarship (2000), Long Medical Scholarship (1999), Peacock Teaching Fellowship (1999), J. Garber Gallbraith, M.D. Memorial Award (1998), Phi Beta Kappa (1998), University of Alabama National Alumni Association Most Outstanding Senior (1998), American Institute of Chemists Award (1998), Outstanding Chemistry Student Award (1997), Gamma Sigma Epsilon Honorary, President (1996), Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Student Award (1995).

Dr. Emblom and his wife Anna have two sets of twins: fraternal girls, Ella and Camille, and identical boys, Lawton and Haston. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, flying and spending time outdoors with his family.

Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine

Residency: UAB Hospital

Fellowship: American Sports Medicine Institute

Professional Affiliations:American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards: Kurt Niemann, M.D. Outstanding Orthopaedic Chief Resident Award 2008