Dr. Echols is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He received his undergraduate training at the United States Naval Academy and attained his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Echols performed his orthopedic surgery residency at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center and completed a shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He was a four-year recipient of both the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and the Southeastern Regional Education Board Scholarship.
Dr. Echols has authored research publications and presentations in the areas of hand, elbow, and Achilles tendon ruptures. He continues to be actively involved in research. Prior to joining Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Echols served on active duty in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of Commander. Dr. Echols performed a tour of duty in Iraq where he served as the Officer-in-Charge of a Forward Deployed Surgical Resuscitative Unit. Upon his return from Iraq, Dr. Echols served as the Head of Orthopedics at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune.
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES (Speaking, Spoken, and Authored)