Dr. Freddie Wade began his career in medicine by obtaining his undergraduate degree from Auburn University in 1985 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. In 1989, he received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He did his internship at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina from 1989-1990. He later completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery from the same institution in 1994 and was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Resident Award. In addition to graduating #1 in his medical school class, Dr. Wade received the following awards:
• Alabama State Legislature Scholarship
• Tinsley Harrison Scholarship
• Dorsey Scholarship
• Sarah F. Davis Award
• The Academic Achievement Award
• The Superior Scholastic Achievement Award
Dr. Wade specializes in hip and knee replacements and surgical treatment of herniated discs in the neck and lower back. He performs anterior hip replacement and revision of hip and knee replacement, and he has a career volume of around 10,000 hip and knee replacements. He also performs partial knee replacements utilizing MAKO robotic surgery through Maury Regional Medical Center, and he is MAKO certified. Dr. Wade is a former member of the editorial panel for the Journal of Arthoplasty.
Dr. Wade is a native of Moulton, Alabama. He has been involved in the Junior Church Youth Group with First Presbyterian in Columbia and also served as deacon. In addition to his community service, Dr. Wade is a member of the following organizations:
• American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
• Tennessee Orthopedic Society
• North American Spine Society
• American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Dr. Wade is a member of Columbia Elks Lodge, he also participated in Habitat for Humanity in Middle Tennessee and served on the Board of Trustees for the Boys and Girls Clubs. In his free time, he enjoys biking and playing golf.