Jeffrey R. Dugas, M.D., treats all types of orthopedic sports injuries, including injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He also performs total joint replacement surgery of the shoulder and knee. He maintains a special interest in throwing athletes, since much of his research concentrates in this area. He is certified in cartilage and meniscus transplantation for the treatment of arthritic defects of the knee. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and the sub-specialty of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Dugas has contributed significantly to the research of sports medicine. He has published articles and textbook chapters related to injuries of the shoulder and elbow in throwing athletes, vascular injuries in throwers and rotator cuff injuries. He has also published manuscripts on the treatment of knee ligament injuries and the treatment of cartilaginous defects of the knee.
Following his orthopedic training, Dr. Dugas accepted a fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Alabama, under the direction of James R. Andrews, M.D., and William G. Clancy, Jr., M.D. He was then invited to become a member of the Alabama Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. After its dissolution he became a partner in the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees at ASMI and the American Baseball Foundation (ABF). As a Fellowship Director at ASMI he takes part in clinical and basic research and assists in the instruction of the ASMI sports medicine fellows.
A native of Schenectady, New York, Dr. Dugas graduated from North Carolina State University in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He continued his education at Duke University School of Medicine, graduating in 1994. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Dr. Dugas holds memberships in numerous medical societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine American Medical Association, Medical Association of Alabama and the Jefferson County Medical Society. He also participates as a team physician for Troy University and Vestavia Hills High School, Hoover High School, Calera High School, Cordova High School and Bessemer Academy. Dr. Dugas also provides sports medicine assistance for the Birmingham Barons, the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox and the Alabama Ballet.
Dr. Dugas and his wife, Tracie, have a son, Christopher and a daughter, Caroline. They are both avid sports fans and enjoy time together with their children and their families.