George Robert Burton III, M.D.
Dr. Burton has held many key positions during his years of service in the Montgomery, Alabama medical community. He was Chief of Staff of Humana East Hospital. He was a founding member of Montgomery Surgical Center and Alabama Athletic and Physical Rehabilitation Center, as well as on the Board of Directors at both facilities. He also served on the Board of Directors of Med One Emergency Clinic and was Director of Sports Medicine Program at Jacksons Hospital. Dr. Burton was named one of the top 100 Orthopaedic Surgeons in the U.S. in 1998. Though now retired, Dr. Burton is still active in issues facing medical practices and patient care. With more than 40 years of experience in the medical field, he possesses a basis of knowledge and skill that is invaluable.
Dr. Burton received his medical degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham Medical School in 1971 and completed internship and residency training at the University of Alabama in Birmingham Medical Center, including renal transplant service with Arnold Diethelm, M.D. After a tour with the United States Navy from 1972 to 1974, a general surgery residency followed at Louisiana State University Medical Center from 1974 to 1976, also including renal transplant service. He continued his orthopedic surgical residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham Medical Center from 1976 to 1979. Becoming very interested in sports medicine, he completed a sports medicine fellowship in 1996 at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham.
Dr. Burton and his wife, Lucy, have two grown children and four grandchildren.