Faculty

  • Bland Kirby SurgOnc

    Professor
    Chair Emeritus, Department of Surgery
    Distinguished Faculty Scholar, School of Medicine
    Senior Advisor, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Areas of Interest
    breast cancer, chemoprevention

  • Herb Chen Color Cropped 3397 Rieger web

    Chairman, Department of Surgery
    Professor of Surgery
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Fay Fletcher Kerner Endowed Chair
    Surgeon-in-Chief, UAB Hospital and Health System
    Senior Advisor, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Areas of Interest
    thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy, adrenal surgery, endocrine surgery, neuroendocrine cancer biology

  • Carlo Contreras 1

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    melanoma, gastointestinal cancers

  • Grubbs web

    Professor
    Co-Leader, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Chemoprevention Program

    Areas of Interest
    chemoprevention, breast cancer

  • Heslin Martin 2 surg On

    Professor
    Executive Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery
    Chief of Medical Staff, UAB Hospital
    James P. Hayes, Jr. Endowed Professor in Gastrointestinal Oncology

    Areas of Interest
    gastrointestinal oncology, focusing primarily on neoplasms of the pancreas, stomach, colon and rectum

  • Renata web

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest 
    neuroendocrine cancers, personalized cancer therapy, mouse models of neuroendocrine cancers, targeted drug delivery, nanomedicines, the tumor suppressor role of Notch

  • krontiras

    Professor
    Director, Division of Surgical Oncology

    Areas of Interest
    breast cancer, chemoprvention

  • Lancaster Rachael 2 surg Onc

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest 
    breast cancer, DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), benign breast disease, outcomes research

  • Dr. Brenessa Lindeman

    Associate Director, General Surgery Residency Program
    Associate Designated Institutional Official, Graduate Medical Education
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest

    thyroid cancer, parathyroid diseaseparathyroid disease, parathyroid disease, disorders of the adrenal gland, inherited endocrine syndromes, surgical education research

  • Dr. Kertrisa McWhite

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    breast cancer, tumor biology, outcomes research

  • 012Surgery Parker SurgOnc

    Assistant Professor
    Co-Director, UAB Women in Surgery Program

    Areas of Interest
    breast cancer, tumor biology, outcomes research

  • Reddy sushanth surg onc

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    stomach cancer, pancreas and liver cancers, Wnt signaling

  • Dr. J. Bart RoseAssistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    liver, pancreatic, and bile duct cancers; early detection and mechanisms of cancer development in cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer)

  • 011Surgery Urist SurgOnc

    Professor Emeritus
    Vice-Chair, Education, Department of Surgery

    Areas of Interest
    surgical oncology, breast carcinoma, melanoma, sarcoma, surgical education

  • Dr. Thomas Wang

    Professor

    Areas of Interest
    thyroid and parathyroid diseases, adrenal neoplasms, pancreatic and hepatobiliary tumors, gastrointestinal malignancies, melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas