Meet Our Team of Neck
and Spine Specialists

Our fellowship-trained neck and spine specialists can determine if you are a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery or other procedures that can help get you back to your life faster and free from debilitating pain.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are available and on-call 24 hours, 7 days a week, including holidays, for emergencies. If you have an emergency, please call our office at (251) 625-2663.

Patient Paperwork

Upon your visit, please bring these completed forms:

MRI Review Demographic Form
Notice of Privacy Practices

Complimentary MRI Review

Contact us to find out if you are a candidate.


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