Joseph F. Curtis, M.D.

General Orthopaedics

Specialized Surgeries/Interests

MAKO Robotic Total Knee Replacements

Total Joint Replacement of Hips

Partial Knee Replacements (unicompartmental knee arthroplasty)

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction



University of Alabama Medical School, Birmingham

Medical School

University of Alabama Medical School


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Board Certified


The Joint Center of Alabama, Montgomery Surgical Center

Dr. Joseph Curtis attended the University of Alabama where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, followed by an early admittance to the University of Alabama Medical School. Dr. Curtis stayed at UAB for two years of General Surgery training, followed by four years of orthopedic surgery training. He was chief resident in his final year. He was recruited to Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1993, where he has worked in the community for 25 years. He has provided orthopedic care for the physically challenged and handicapped children in the south Alabama area through Children’s Rehab Services. Dr. Curtis also provides emergent orthopaedic trauma care at Baptist Medical Center South. He has special interests and training in total joints and a unique interest in partial knee replacements and is MAKO trained. Dr. Curtis is a member of the development team responsible for the Joint Center of Alabama at Baptist Medical Center South.

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Curtis has been involved with orthopedics since birth. Despite being born with bilateral clubfeet, he has always enjoyed athletics. He played high school sports and continues to be an avid cyclist. He also enjoys anything in the outdoors and has a farm in south Montgomery County. He is a proud parent of three grown children. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, and they live happily in the Montgomery area, and are active members of First Baptist Church of Montgomery.

Throughout his career, he has been involved in the governing, as well as the advancement of orthopedic surgery.


  • “Improved Treatment of Femoral Shaft Fractures in Children Utilizing the ‘Pontoon’ Spica Cast- A Long-term Follow-up: – presented at the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, 1992; published in Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, December, 1994
  • “Type IV Tibial Tubercle Fracture Revisited: A Case Report” published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, August, 2001, Number 389, pages 191-195.


  • Alabama Medical Association
  • Alabama Orthopaedic Society Board of Directors, 2003-
  • Montgomery County Medical Association
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • Alabama Orthopaedic Society President, 5/2006-5/2007
  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons, 10/1998-10/2006
  • Alabama Orthopadic Society
  • AAOS Board of Councilors, 2009-2015
  • Baptist Medical Center South Vice-Chair Surgery Department 1/2014-1/2016
  • AAOS Chairman Bylaws Committee 1/2013-12/2015
  • Baptist Medical Center South Chief of Staff 1/2018-1/2020
  • Baptist Medical Center South Chairman, Surgery Department 1/2016-1/2018
  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical Faculty
  • Montgomery Surgical Center Board Member
  • Montgomery Surgical Center Board President