PAUL B. CANALE, M.D.

“While the technical and analytical abilities provided by training as a mechanical engineer have uniquely contributed to my skills as an orthopaedic surgeon, what my patients appreciate equally is that the quality of care and compassion that I provide them is the same as I would wish for my family or myself. Treating others as I would want to be treated is the guiding philosophy of my practice of medicine.”

 
- Paul Canale, M.D.

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, Canale Spine Institute