Thomas E. Powell, MD  - Powell & Jones Orthopedics Center - Orthopedic Surgeons in Birmingham, AL

Thomas E. Powell, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Thomas Powell is a physician who specializes in orthopedic surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a diplomate of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has expertise in arthroscopic surgery and special interests in trauma, sports medicine, and adult reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Powell earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 1991. He completed his internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi in 1996.

Dr. Powell has served as chairman of the department of surgery, credentials committee chairman, and president of the medical staff at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. He currently serves on the AO/ASIF orthopedic faculty.

A native of Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Powell was a four-year football letterman at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was first-team All-American his senior year. He enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with his family, and participating in music and mission opportunities through his church.

Memberships:

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Jefferson County Orthopedic Society
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama
  • Alabama Orthopedic Society 

Lauren Gibson, PA-C

Board-Certified Physician Assistant

A native of Birmingham, Lauren M. Gibson, PA-C, has practiced with Dr. Powell since 2013. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants. Lauren completed her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, where she lettered in softball all four years and was a first-team All-American her junior and senior years.

Lauren completed her physician assistant master's degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Prior to completing graduate training as a physician assistant, Lauren gained work experience as a laboratory technician at DCH Hospital in Tuscaloosa, and also worked part-time at a mental health outpatient office.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family.