Board of Directors, Alabama Vascular Society
R. Burton Pfeiffer III, M.D, FACS has been with Wiregrass Surgical as a Vascular Surgeon/Specialist since 2005. He grew up in Mobile, Alabama where he attended UMS high school and subsequently attended Vanderbilt University where he received a degree in Pre-Medicine and Psychology, graduating cum laude in 1993.
Dr. Pfeiffer received his medical degree from UAB School of Medicine in Birmingham in 1999. After medical school, he chose to pursue surgical training and completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2004. He was a Carl G. Evers MD Top Five Surgical Resident of the Year Award winner in 2001 and 2002. He also received the James D. Hardy Department of Surgery Junior Student Teaching Award in 2002.
Following his General Surgery residency, Dr. Pfeiffer chose to specialize in Vascular Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he completed a Vascular Surgical Fellowship in 2005.
Dr. Pfeiffer is Board Certified in both Vascular and General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and was the first board-certified and fellowship-trained vascular surgeon/specialist to come to Dothan.
Dr. Pfeiffer has developed a comprehensive approach to the treatment of vascular patients. This includes lifelong follow up of his patients’ chronic and progressive vascular problems. In addition, he maintains an IAC accredited non-invasive vascular laboratory, conveniently located within his office, which is dedicated to the follow-up and diagnosis of vascular disease. This greatly facilitates patient care and monitoring of the complex problems that vascular patients have during their lives, and is an important part of ensuring comprehensive care.
He is currently a member of the Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Southeastern Surgical Society for Vascular Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society, Medical Association of the State of Alabama, Houston County Medical Society. He also serves on the Board of the Alabama Vascular Society, and serves as President 2016-2019. He is affiliated and maintains privileges at Flowers Hospital.
Dr. Pfeiffer’s passion for medicine began early in his life. His grandfather was a general practitioner in Birmingham for 40 years, and his father has been a practicing vascular surgeon in Mobile, AL for the last 35 years. These experiences undoubtedly gave Dr. Pfeiffer an understanding of what type of long-term commitment and dedication a physician must have to his patients in order to be worthy of caring for them. These principles still guide Dr. Pfeiffer today in his approach to Comprehensive Vascular Care.
Dr. Pfeiffer and his wife have two children. He enjoys spending his free time with them in the outdoors hunting, fishing, shooting, and in whatever avenue facilitates family togetherness.
B.S., Pre-Medicine and Psychology, Vanderbilt University, cum laude
M.D., The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Residency in General Surgery
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Fellowship in Vascular Surgery
Baylor University Medical Center
Vascular and General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Fellow of The American College of Surgeons
Southeastern Surgical Congress
The Society for Vascular Surgery
The Vascular and Endovascular Surgical SocietyThe American College of Phlebology
The Medical Association of the State of Alabama
The Houston County Medical Society
Alabama Vascular (Board and President 2016-2017)
Florida Medical Association