General Surgery

Our department 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.


Welcome from the Program Director

Greetings! On behalf of the residents and faculty of the UAB General Surgery Residency Program, I would like to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in our program. The website is designed to give you an overview of the faculty, residents and facilities that make up our highly successful program.

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.

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All 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. UAB has recently celebrated the opening of the Women's and Infant's Center and is in the process of a major expansion of the Children's Hospital. You will find more detailed descriptions of each of these sites. 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 which is reviewed in detail in Dr. Bland's recent profile of our department. The current faculty, curriculum and conference activities are all included in the website. 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.

Again, welcome to the General Surgery Residency Program.