Bayside Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Rehab Welcomes New Surgeons


Baldwin County’s oldest orthopaedic group adds two stellar surgeons to the team this fall with a former Lt. Commander in the Navy and a graduate of one of the country’s top sports medicine programs.

Joanne Baird, MD’s orthopaedic career includes dress whites – with service in the US Navy aboard an amphibious assault ship.  Trevor Stubbs, MD just wrapped a fellowship in New York City, where Sundays found him on the sidelines with the New York Jets.  

Dr. Baird was a Lieutenant Commander at Naval Hospital Pensacola where she served as Department Head of Orthopedic Surgery before joining Bayside Orthopaedic this fall.   The New Jersey native earned her MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.

After medical training at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California, Baird spent two years deployed onboard the USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42).  “Military training includes care for the kind of trauma you find in combat, “said Baird. “That experience is invaluable.” Baird completed her sports medicine fellowship this year at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida. She lives nearby with husband Chaz and new daughter Ryann.

Dr. Stubbs calls Louisiana home, but arrives from New York City fresh from a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Lenox Hill Hospital.  He earned his MD from Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans and specializes in arthroscopic procedures and cartilage restoration.  In New York he served as assistant team physician to the Jets.  “It was an easy choice to join not only this practice but to move my family to Fairhope,” said Stubbs.  As for the football sideline, these days he has traded MetLife Stadium for Friday nights with the Robertsdale Bears.

“These two physicians take our team to a new level, with more sports medicine fellowship-trained surgeons than any group in the area,” said practice administrator Bob Stanley.  Baird and Stubbs will be seeing patients in Foley and in Bayside Orthopaedic’s new satellite clinic in Gulf Shores