U.S. News and World Report, in conjunction with the regimented peer-nominated Castle Connolly’s Top DoctorsTM selection process, recognizes the U.S. News Top Doctors. The peer-review process evaluates nominated physicians based on their education, training, appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements, medical education, training, hospital appointments, administrative posts, and professional achievements.

UAB physicians James M. Markert, MD; Barton L. Guthrie, MD; Mark N. Hadley, MD; and Jerry W. Oakes, MD have been recognized  by a group of their peers for their outstanding work in neurosurgery. They have also been identified as the top 1% in their field by U.S. News Top Doctors.

Committed to high-quality, compassionate neurosurgical care


Our department's faculty consists of surgeon-scientists, as well as dedicated researchers, who strive to advance the field of neurosurgery through cutting-edge clinical and basic science research. We are actively translating discoveries into new potential treatment options for patients.


We are committed to training the next generation of neurosurgeons through our residency and fellowship programs. Our graduates consistently achieve desired positions throughout the field of neurosurgery, both in academics and private practice. 

Patient Care

Our neurosurgeons are experts in the treatment of brain tumors, neurovascular conditions, spinal disorders, functional disorders and pediatric conditions. The depth and breadth of our faculty's experience allow us to deliver outstanding care for the full spectrum of neurosurgical disorders.   

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