About Us

Our Health Mission


Orthopedic Group of Birmingham, P.C. is an orthopedic surgery practice in Birmingham, AL.  We are committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, we strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all our treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties.  

Dr. Elkus does not use fellows, other doctors, medical students, nurse practitioners or PA's.  Your surgery will be performed solely by Dr. Elkus, and you will see Dr. Elkus at every clinic visit.

Our Specialties Include


Total Joint Replacement

General Orthopedics 

Sports Medicine 


Hand and Upper Extremity

A Physician Who Cares


Dr. Elkus has received both the Patient's Choice Award as well as Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award on Vitals.Com every year since 2012. 


Our Doctor: Mark A. Elkus, M.D., FAAOS

Fellowship trained, Board certified Orthopedic Surgeon with over 15 years of experience


Medical Degree

University of Tennessee-Memphis 

Orthopedic Surgery Residency  

University of Tennessee  

Campbell Clinic Memphis, TN

Joint Replacement Fellowship

Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, NY

Professional Affiliations

Medical Association State of Alabama
Jefferson County Medical Society
Alabama Orthopaedic Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
Southern Orthopedic Association
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations- Birmingham, AL

St. Vincent's Hospital (Primary)
Grandview Medical Center 

Children's Hospital
Brookwood Baptist Hospital

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have. 


Feel free to fax any documents to 


Please call office or use PATIENT PORTAL (link on next page) to report symptoms, request medications, make/change appointments, etc.  

The Orthopedic Group of Birmingham

1400 19th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205


Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Online Patient Portal

You can connect through our patient portal in order to:

Request a medication refill

Send questions or comments to the doctor/staff

View allergies and medications

View study results

View/download clinical summary

Download patient education documents

View/download statements

Pay copay/pay bill 

Office Information: About Your Visit

Insurance Information

We accept most major insurance plans.


Please call the office in advance to make an appointment. Unfortunately, we are unable to take "walk-ins."  

Fees & Payments

We make every effort to decrease the cost of your medical care. Therefore, we request payment arrangements for all office services at the time they are rendered. We accept cash, checks, and most credit cards. If we are a participating provider of your insurance company, we will bill them. However, payment is the patient's responsibility. We will help in any way we can to assist you in handling claims.

Office Information: Medical Forms

Provided below are various forms that require completion prior to your visit and/or surgery.  Please download the appropriate form(s) as directed by our staff by clicking on the name of the form.  Please bring the completed form(s) with you to your scheduled visit.  This will help expedite the registration process.  Thank you!

Useful Links

The following websites hold valuable information regarding orthopedic conditions and treatments:

St. Vincent's Hospital Joint Replacement Navigator


The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons


PeerWell Online Pre-Joint Replacement Program


Knee replacement info


Hip replacement info


Campbell Clinic (where Dr. Elkus completed residency)


Ranawat Orthopedics (where Dr. Elkus completed joint replacement fellowship)