Dr. Michael C. Gerhardt’s practice focuses on joints and spinal surgery. He is a South African-born American citizen. He was trained in orthopedics in South Africa, passed the American Board equivalency exams and is licensed to work in Alabama. Prior to immigrating to the U.S., he practiced as an orthopedic surgeon in both Canada and South Africa. Dr. Gerhardt has practiced orthopedics in Alabaster since the early 1990s and has built up a strong patient base in Shelby County. As a commercial pilot, he is also involved in teaching flying.