Match Day 2018 ushered in a new group of surgery residents, while saying goodbye to others who will soon leave UAB for different programs across the country. With 98 percent of students’ matching into residency positions, UAB students will continue their medical educations at 74 institutions across 27 states.

This year, UAB celebrates a successful recruitment for residents in its 35 residency programs. A total of 214 new residents, representing 60 U.S. and 27 international universities, will begin this summer in programs at Birmingham, Huntsville, Selma and Montgomery.

This year, the Neurosurgery Residency Program welcomes three new residents, Dagoberto Estevez, M.D., from Vanderbilt University, and Travis A. Atchley, M.D., and Nicholas M. Laskay, M.D., from UAB. Outgoing neurosurgery residents Ross L. Dawkins, M.D., and Paul M. Foreman, M.D., will leave UAB to take positions at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, respectively, while outgoing resident Andrew K. Romeo, M.D., will stay to pursue UAB’s Stereotactic Neurosurgery Fellowship.

Incoming Residents

Travis A. Atchley, M.D.

Travis A. Atchley, M.D.

Medical School: UAB

Undergrad: University of Alabama
B.S. Chemistry & Biology

Dagoberto Estevez, M.D.

Dagoberto Estevez, M.D.

Medical School: Vanderbilt University

Undergrad: Brigham Young University
B.S. Molecular Biology

Nicholas M. Laskay, M.D.

Nicholas M. Laskay, M.D.

Medical School: UAB

Undergrad: University of Alabama
B.S. Chemistry & Biology

Outgoing Residents

Ross L. Dawkins, M.D.

Ross L. Dawkins, M.D.

Medical School: University of Tennessee

Undergrad: Rhodes College
B.S. Mathematics, B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Next Steps: Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University
Community Neurosurgery Practice, Franklin, Tennessee

Paul M. Foreman, M.D.

Paul M. Foreman, M.D.

Medical School: University of Oklahoma

Undergrad: Oklahoma State University
B.S. Biology

Next Steps: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Cerebrovascular Fellowship with Christopher Ogilvy, M.D.

Andrew K. Romeo, M.D.

Andrew K. Romeo, M.D.

Medical School: UAB

Undergrad: Rhodes College
B.S. Biochemistry

Next Steps: Stereotactic Neurosurgery Fellowship, UAB