Associate Professor


Clinical Subspecialty and Area(s) of Interest

·           Resuscitation of trauma patients and associated coagulopathy

Education and Degrees

·         University of Alabama School of Medicine, Medical Doctor, 1993

·         Baptist Medical Centers, Birmingham, Alabama, Internship, 1994

·         University of Alabama at Birmingham, Anesthesiology Residency, 1997

Awards and Honors

·         Chemistry Academic Achievement Award

·         Physics Academic Achievement Award

·         Suma cum Laude Diplomat, Birmingham-Southern College

·         First recipient of the Robertson Scholarship for academic achievement

·         Director of Trauma core curriculum

·         Consistently rated highly in resident interviews as an educator

·         Teacher of the Year

·         Top Ten Teachers

·         Yearly participant in the difficult airway course for the residents

·         Voted Best Doctors in America

Professional Societies

·         American Board of Anesthesiologists

·         American Society of Anesthesiologists

·         International Anesthesia Research Society

·         Medical Association of the State of Alabama

·         Jefferson County Medical Society

·         American Heart Association

·         Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists

·         Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia

Recent Publications

·         El-Galley R, Hammontree L, Urban D, Pierce A, Sakawi Y. Anesthesia for laparoscopic donor nephrectomy: is nitrous oxide contraindicated? J Urol. 2007 Jul;178(1):225-7