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BIRMINGHAM (September 12, 2011) – Scott H. James, MD, and A. Reed Estes, MD, have joined the medical staff of Children’s of Alabama.
Dr. James specializes in infectious diseases. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his medical degree from the University of South Florida. He completed his residency in the University of South Florida Pediatric Residency Program and a fellowship with the UAB Department of Pediatrics Division of Infectious Diseases. He is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. James is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society where he serves on the Research Affairs Committee.

Dr. Estes specializes in orthopedics. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School. He completed an orthopedic residency at UAB and a pediatric/adolescent/young adult sports medicine fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Ten of its divisions – pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, neonatology, cancer, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology—were recently ranked in the Top 50 Children’s Hospital Programs by US News & World Report. Children’s is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet-designated hospital for its excellence of nursing care. The hospital is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011. For more information, visit, or