Stephen W. Samelson, M.D.

General Orthopaedics

Specialized Surgeries/Interests

MAKO Robotic Total Knee Replacement

Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy

Rotator Cuff Repair

Hand Surgeries

Limited Invasive Trauma/Fracture Repair

Sports Medicine


University of Florida Health Science Center- Urban Campus

Medical School

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1997-present


Joint Center of Alabama

Dr. Samelson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He then graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Samelson completed his internship at the University of Florida Health Science Center- Urban Campus in General Surgery. He then went on to complete his Residency at the University of Florida Health Science Center- Urban Campus in Orthopaedic Surgery; in his last year he was named Chief Orthopedic Resident. In addition to being a surgeon at Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Samelson is the team Orthopaedic Surgeon for Tallassee High School and Elmore County High School.

Dr. Samelson was born in Rantoul, Illinois. He has been married to his wife, Suanne, since 1988. They have three children- Joseph, Becca, and Kat. In his free time, Dr. Samelson enjoys gardening, watching movies, and sporting events. He is also a design and automobile enthusiast.


  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical Faculty


  • Interobserver Reliability and Intraobserver Reproducibility of the System of King et al. for the Classification for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    • Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Vol 80-A p. 1107   August 1998
    • American Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida  May 1997
  • Lumbar Pedicle Fracture in a Newborn: A Reverse Seat-belt Injury Mechanism
    • American Orthopaedic Association, Resident’s Conference, New York, New York     March 1997
    • University of Mississippi Spine Resident and Fellow Conference,  Snowbird, Utah       April 1997
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana     March 1998
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Group Rounds | Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
    • Tibial Tubercle Fracture Management       July 1995
    • Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Evaluation and Management October 1995
    • Supracondylar Humerus Fracture Management             November 1995
    • Multiple Hereditary Osteochondromatoses                 December 1995


  • Montgomery County Medical Society, 1998-
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama, 1998-present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1997-present
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association, 2010-
  • Montgomery Surgical Center Board Member 2009-present
  • Montgomery Surgical Center Board President April 2014-2018