General Surgery Residency Program


Welcome from the Program Director

The Department of Surgery has a long tradition of training outstanding clinical surgeons and leaders in academic surgery.  The fundamental mission of our department is to provide excellence in patient care, research and education.

porterfield-johnAll training takes place on the UAB campus where you will find modern, up to date facilities. The surgical services are centered in five areas: University Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic, the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, The Children's Hospital of Alabama, and Highlands Hospital.  Over 40,000 operative procedures are performed each year at UAB. This provides a rich operative experience for our residents to meet and exceed ABS certification requirements in every major category.

Our program provides multiple opportunities for research fellowships during surgical training. Many are supported by T32 grants from the National Institutes of Health which focus on oncology, cell injury and metabolism. Residents have also completed Masters of Public Health and Masters of Clinical Science degrees based upon outcomes research on T32 grants. On average, 2-3 residents in each group of 7 take time out from their surgical training to complete research fellowships. We have a 50 year history of excellence in postgraduate surgical education. You can review the career choices of our graduates and the programs where they have completed advanced training. UAB graduates have been appointed to the faculty in 15 departments of surgery across this country.

Welcome to the General Surgery Residency Program.