About the Department
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Urology is one of the few nationally ranked urologic programs in the Southeastern United States and was recently ranked in the top 30 in the country. We are composed of 10 urologists with fellowship training in their respective areas of expertise to include the spectrum of urologic subspecialties including: urologic cancer, minimally invasive surgery (including DaVinci robotic surgery), stone disease, female, reconstruction, incontinence, infertility, pediatrics, and general urology. Our program is dedicated to research in clinical areas, basic science investigations, and the translational component which joins these two.
Dean G. Assimos, M.D., is the recently appointed inaugural chair of the Department of Urology. Assimos is an internationally known researcher and clinician, who comes to UAB from Wake Forest University where he was vice chair of urology. He has been actively involved in the establishment of practice guidelines in urology and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Endourology. Assimos also contributes to the urologic survey section of the Journal of Urology. He is an NIH-funded physician scientist whose research has focused on endogenous oxalate synthesis of and the role of dietary oxalate in kidney-stone formation.The Department of Urology is heavily invested in community outreach, facilitating the urologic care of all demographic populations throughout Alabama and the surrounding states. We are committed to and involved in many clinical trials, including those sponsored by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and National Institutes of Health, as well as industry-sponsored studies such as the regeneration of urinary bladders.
We accept three residents per year for training in our comprehensive five-year program. A fellowship is also available sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.