Norman E. Waldrop, III, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in foot and ankle surgery at The Foot & Ankle Center at Andrews Sports Medicine.
A large majority of Dr. Waldrop's time is dedicated to sports injuries, arthroscopy, and traumatic and post-traumatic conditions of the foot and ankle.
Dr. Waldrop's research interests include sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle. He has presented research at the AAOS, OTA and AOFAS national meetings. His other research interests include traumatic injuries of the lower extremities. He has authored multiple book chapters on topics related to foot and ankle.
Dr. Waldrop is an orthopaedic consultant for the New Orleans Saints, University of Alabama, Auburn University, Troy University, Samford University, University of West Alabama, and Birmingham-Southern College as well as several local high schools.
Originally from Mobile, Ala., Dr. Waldrop earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of Virginia. Following graduation, he returned to Alabama, where he earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He then completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., where he developed an interest for foot and ankle under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Anderson and Dr. Hodges Davis. Following residency, he completed a one-year fellowship in foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery with Dr. Thomas Clanton at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo.
Dr. Waldrop and his wife, Meredith, have two sons, Cort and Robert. In his spare time, Dr. Waldrop enjoys golfing, skiing, fishing and spending time with his family.
Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship:
The Steadman Clinic (Vail, CO)
Trained alongside Dr. Thomas Clanton
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:
Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, NC)
Trained alongside Dr. Robert Anderson & Dr. Hodges Davis
University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB (Birmingham, AL)
University of Virginia - Bachelor of Arts - Chemistry (Charlottesville, VA)
I was unsure if I could walk again, let alone play sports. I couldn’t put any weight on my foot for a month and had to trust the process to slowly regain mobility and strength. Thanks to Dr. Norman Waldrop, his staff, and physical therapists, what was supposed to be a year-long recovery, was only eight months. I am thankful to Dr. Waldrop, who stepped up in a high-pressure emergency and got me back healthy and to competing quickly and safely.
Ashton Domingue | Birmingham, AL
Unfortunately, while playing defense late in the 4th quarter of the state championship game, I suffered a very severe injury. From my linebacker position, I was running to make a tackle and someone from the bottom side of the stack fell on my right leg. I was immediately in a lot of pain, and I was unable to get up. This was the final play of my high school career, and I truly felt like I had left it all on the field, finishing the game with 10 tackles.
Trent Wright | Mountain Brook, AL
Approximately one week prior the 2022 ACC Track & Field Championships, I was practicing long jump and pole vault. I was going for the jump and put my heel out in front too far and I slipped. I bent my ankle in a weird position and I ended up fracturing it. I had 4 fractures and some ruptured ligaments and dislocated tendons. It was the worst pain I had felt in my life.
Jake Spotswood | Fairhope, AL
During high school, I had what I thought was a sprained ankle that would not heal. At the time, I was a football player during the fall and ran track and pole vaulted in the spring. While I continued to suffer with pain and constant injuries, I went to multiple doctors until a local orthopedic surgeon diagnosed me with tarsal coalition.
Payne Moser | Batesville, AR
On December 21, 2020 I had my 4th ankle surgery since November 2018, all of which have been during deer season. For those who don’t hunt, woods and crutches are not compatible. Thanks to Dr. Norman Waldrop and his aggressive recovery plan, I was back in the woods before the season was over and able to take this big boy down!
Kim Ballard | Lineville, AL
Leadership in Athletics:
- New Orleans Saints - Orthopaedic Consultant & Team Physician
- Birmingham Barons - Orthopaedic Consultant & Team Physician
- University of Alabama Athletics - Team Physician
- Jacksonville State University Athletics - Team Physician
- Samford University Athletics - Team Physician
- Troy University Athletics - Team Physician
- University of West Alabama Athletics - Team Physician
- Tuskegee University Athletics - Team Physician
- Birmingham-Southern College Athletics - Team Physician
- Shelton State Community College Athletics - Team Physician
- Homewood High School Athletics - Team Physician