Joanne Baird, MD joins Bayside Orthopaedic Physician Team


Joanne Baird, MD joins Bayside Orthopaedic Physician Team
 
Fairhope, AL (August 26, 2020) Bayside Orthoapedic Sports Medicine & Rehab Center is proud to welcome fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon Joanne Baird, MD. Dr. Baird was a Lieutenant Commander at Naval Hospital Pensacola where she served as Department Head of Orthopedic Surgery since 2017. The New Jersey native completed her undergraduate education at The College of William and Mary with a major in Biology and recognition as a scholar/athlete.
 
Dr. Baird earned her MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, followed by service in the US Navy.
 
She completed her internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California, including two years deployed onboard the USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42). Extensive training in combat care and surgery, leadership roles and achievement during her 12-year military medical career earned LCDR Baird multiple awards including the Naval Commendation Medal for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service in 2019. In 2018 she was recognized as one of the top 100 physicians in the Northwest Florida region for patient satisfaction.
 
Dr. Baird completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida in 2020. She specializes in sports injuries including thrower’s shoulder and hand injuries as well as arthroscopic joint treatment. Dr. Baird is taking new patients in our Foley, Fairhope, and Gulf Shores clinics.
 
Dr. Baird is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Trauma Association and Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. In her free time, you will find her running, playing golf, painting, and raising new daughter Ryann with husband Chaz at home in Pensacola, FL. 








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