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Campbell Award: Teaching – E. Lyle Cain, Jr., MD

The 2024 Campbell Award for Teaching was presented to Dr. E. Lyle Cain, Jr. This award recognizes extraordinary talent and dedication to teaching and mentorship of peers and surgeons in training.

Dr. Cain is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) and the American Baseball Foundation (ABF), where he conducts research, provides community outreach services to youth athletes, and actively educates and trains young orthopaedic surgeons. A founding member and partner at Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Cain is changing the face of sports medicine practice. He directs a Fellowship program that matches young orthopaedic surgeons with local sports teams to provide care and work to treat and prevent injuries.

Dr. Cain has presented papers and instructional courses for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and The International Society for Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of knee, shoulder and elbow injuries. Dr. Cain has a special interest in the emerging field of biological treatment options, including bone-marrow aspirate and growth factors associated with healing.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Cain serves as team physician for the University of Alabama and medical director for Jacksonville State University and the University of West Alabama. He is an orthopaedic consultant for Birmingham-Southern College and the Birmingham Barons, AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Dr. Cain is also a team physician for several high schools, and leads an outreach program through the University of West Alabama, serving more than 40 schools in the region.

Dr. Cain completed his residency at the Campbell Clinic in 1999, serving as chief resident. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama, and earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery internship at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship with James R. Andrews, M.D., and William G. Clancy, Jr., M.D., at ASMI.

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