Elizabeth “Hill” Luscher, CRNP

Elizabeth

Elizabeth “Hill” Luscher is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) who earned a Masters of Nursing degree in 2014. A registered nurse since 2008, she transitioned solely to orthopaedic care in 2014, treating patients and assisting in spine, general orthopaedic and orthopaedic trauma surgeries among others.

Education

  • Masters of Nursing – Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
    The University of Massachusetts, Boston (2014)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    The University of South Alabama (2008)
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences
    The University of Alabama (2006)

Certification

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

Licensure

  • State of Alabama

Activities and Honors

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
  • Member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, 2002-2005
  • Officer- Vice President of Academic Excellency 2003-2004
  • Dean’s List: 2001-2005
  • Member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
  • Member of Golden Key Honor Society
  • Member of NSCS Honor Society

Shireen Knowles, CRNP

Shireen Knowles, CRNP

Shireen Knowles has been a nurse since 2002 and a nurse practitioner since 2010. Her professional focus has been in orthopaedic and neuropathic conditions, including spine health, since graduating from UAB. Since 2016, Shireen has worked with Dr. Paul Canale, medical director for The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint.

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing, School of Nursing
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL (2010)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, College of Nursing
    University of South Alabama
    Mobile, AL (2008)
  • Associate in Applied Science (Associate Degree in Nursing)
    Alabama Southern Community College
    Monroeville, AL (2002)

Certification

  • Alabama Board of Nursing, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Licensure

  • State of Alabama

Patrick Dunn, PA

Patrick Dunn, PA

Patrick Hall Dunn Jr. has been a Certified Physician’s Assistant for 20 years. For the last 14 years he has worked alongside Dr. Paul Canale, Medical Director for The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint PC. During his 20-year career he has worked primarily in a surgical setting specializing in spine and orthopaedics.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Surgical Physician Assistant,
    University of Alabama
    Birmingham, Alabama (1999)
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology
    Millsaps College
    Jackson, MS (1993)

Certification

  • Physician Assistant-Certified
    National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Licensure

  • State of Alabama

Societies

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Alabama Society of Physician Assistants

Paul Canale, M.D.

Dr. Paul Canale is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who has successfully treated patients with neck and spine conditions for more than 30 years. He specializes in complex spinal reconstruction surgery. Dr. Canale serves as medical director of The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint.

Education

  • BS Mechanical Engineering: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1980
  • Masters Program, Mechanical Engineering: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1981

Medical School

  • The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL, 1985

Internship

  • General Surgery:  Wayne State University,Detroit, MI, 1985-86

Orthopaedic Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1986-90

Fellowship

  • Foot/Ankle/Complex Lower Extremity Reconstruction:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1990-91
  • Spine Disorders/Surgery:
    University of Missouri/ Columbia Spine Center: Columbia, Missouri, 2003-04

Certification and Licensure

  • State of Alabama
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993

Societies

  • Alabama Orthopaedic Society (AOS)
  • Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Baldwin County Medical Society
  • Medical Association of Alabama

Other

  • Medical Director, The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint

 


Charles Gordon, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Charles Gordon is a board eligible, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with specialized training and emphasis in minimally-invasive spine surgeries. He practices with The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint in Mobile and Baldwin County, Alabama.

Education

  • B.S., General Physics, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS 2007

Medical School

  • M.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    Little Rock, AR, 2011

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo
    
Buffalo, NY, 2017

Fellowship

  • Spinal Surgery, University of Maryland and Shock Trauma Hospital
    Baltimore, MD, 2018

Certification and Licensure

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board Eligible
  • Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

Societies

  • AO North America Spinal Surgery, Fellow
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • North American Spine Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama
  • Alabama Orthopaedic Society
  • Patient Testimonial

    “Dr. Gordon, he did the surgery and the pain is gone. And I can walk. I’m really glad I had that surgery. It gave me the ability to really get my life back to where it was before. You don’t realize until you have difficulties what mobility is.”

    Linda Gibson, Patient of Dr. Charles Gordon, Jr.
  • Dr. Gordon Explains MISS

    Dr. Gordon describes some different types of spinal fusion surgery treatment options that are available to those suffering from pain caused by degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis and how the minimally-invasive OLIF25™ procedure provides a faster recovery with less post-operative pain for patients – patients just like Steve Schwartzer.

  • Patient Testimonial

    “When I came out of surgery, I reached down to my left leg and I looked at Deb. I said, ‘There’s no pain. This feels great!” And it did. You know for it being less than 24 hours out of surgery. And to be straight and to walk without any pain? I’m telling you what, I still can’t describe it.”

    Tim Peavy, Patient of Dr. Charles Gordon, Jr.
  • Patient Testimonial

    “It got to a point where I physically couldn’t turn and it just continued on and the pain was intensifying. It was hard to walk; it was hard to sit – I just had to say, ‘This is not going to work. I gotta find something that will cure it.’ And that is when I found Dr. Gordon.”

    Steve Schwartzer, Patient of Dr. Charles Gordon, Jr.
  • Linda Gibson
  • Dr. Gordon Explains MISS
  • Tim Peavy
  • Steve Schwartzer

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