UAB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Fellowship Program

The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPM/RS) Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the ACGME and is compliant with ACGME Program Requirements. It is a three year fellowship for gynecologists and two year fellowship for urologists. To qualify for this fellowship, the applicant should have completed or plan to complete a residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology or Urology in the US or Canada which is in good standing with the American Board of these specialties. All applicants are also required to meet UAB employment requirements including the institutions smoke free policy. Please visit  Each fellowship includes 12 months of research, which may be basic science or clinically oriented, interspersed with 24 or 12 months of clinical rotations in Urogynecology, Urology, and Colorectal Surgery. The Fellowship faculty includes four Urogynecologists, two Urologists, three Geriatric Specialists, and a Radiologist. Fellows are trained in the evaluation and treatment of women with all pelvic floor disorders. Both surgical and non-surgical approaches to treatment are emphasized. Fellows are also prepared for academic careers via full participation in research projects, grant development, presentations at national meetings, and journal publications. Fellows are expected to complete courses or equivalent training in quantitative techniques of biostatistics and other areas related to research. Completion of master's level graduate degrees concurrent with Fellowship Training is offered. The program will participate in the FPM/RS match with time determined by NRMP. The Fellowship application Form is through ERAS and selection and interviews are through our office.

Our program is open to visiting residents who wish to do a one month rotation with us. For additional information on visiting our program please contact our coordinator, Julie Burge at   It is recommended that this be done a minimum of 6 months in advance.


Match for 2017 Interview date is Saturday, April 23rd 2016.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of OB/GYN
Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
619 19th Street South
176 F, Suite 10382
Birmingham, AL 35233-7333

FPMRS Milestones

Fellowship Handout
Guide to Learning
Individualized Learning Plan
ACGME Common Program Requirements

Application Process: ERAS-Subspecilaity Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery

If you have questions or need further assistance, please send an e-mail to our program coordinator Julie Burge at: or call (205) 934-2569.

Physician list with links to UAB profiles
Ballard, Alicia M.D.
Ellington, David R., M.D.
Meyer, Isuzu, M.D.
Richter, Holly E., PhD, M.D.
Varner, Robert E., M.D.

Fellows, Clinical Instructor
Jana Illston, M.D.
Lindsay Kissane, M.D.
Joe Malek, M.D.
Jubilee Tan, M.D.

Burgio, Kathryn L., PhD
Goode, Patricia S., M.D.
Markland, Alayne D., M.D.

Radiology and Abdomen
Lockhart, Mark E., M.D., MPH

Lloyd, Keith L., M.D.
Tracey, Wilson S., M.D.

Colorectal Surgery
Cannon, Jamie A., M.D.
Morris, Melanie, M.D.