David A. Rogers, M.D., M.H.P.E.

Photo of Dr. David RogersSenior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Professor of Surgery, Medical Education and Pediatrics
Co-Director, UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy

1207 Faculty Office Tower
Phone: 934-8744 Fax: 975-8777
Email: darogers@uab.edu

Assistant: Laurie Dean, lodean@uab.edu

Dr. David A. Rogers is a professor in the Departments of Surgery, Medical Education and Pediatrics and the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development in the School of Medicine at UAB.  He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed his general surgery training at the Medical College of Georgia. He subsequently completed his pediatric general surgery training at the University of Tennessee and a pediatric surgery oncology fellowship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He received a Master of Health Professions Education degree (MHPE) from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has also completed the Surgical Education Research Fellowship program sponsored by the Association for Surgical Education. Dr. Rogers has an ongoing educational research program focused on the role of education in improving surgeon conflict management in the operating room.

Outside of his research and clinical activities, Dr. Rogers has served in a number of educational administrative roles and is currently the Course Chair of the American College of Surgeon’s Resident as Teachers and Leaders course. A recipient of numerous department and institutional teaching awards, Dr. Rogers is a 2012 recipient of an Association for Surgical Education Distinguished Educator Award.

Dr. Rogers came to UAB in 2012 from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine where he was professor of surgery and pediatrics. In his role at UAB, Dr. Rogers is responsible for helping faculty physicians and scientists successfully meet their individual professional goals and helping UAB attract and retain the highest caliber educators, clinicians and researchers. He is also co-director of the UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy.

In his non-academic life, he is married to Laura Rogers, M.D., M.P.H., an internist with a National Institutes of Health-funded program of research focused on exercise in oncology patients; she is a faculty member in UAB’s Department of Nutrition Sciences in UAB’s School of Health Professions. They have two adult sons, Andrew and Charles.