More than 1,200 interns, residents and fellows train in every medical specialty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and at regional campuses in Montgomery, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Selma. Each year, a class of trainees graduate and a new class joins UAB, setting off on their trainee experience, whether it be a one-year fellowship program or a seven-year residency.

The Department of Neurosurgery’s Residency Program is a seven-year residency dedicated to clinical, surgical and professional development. Neurosurgery trainees participate in a contemporary neurosciences educational paradigm and enjoy a graduated level of experience and responsibility in the care and management of neurosurgical patients.

In addition to providing superior technical training, the program is uniquely structured to the professional development of our residents, with the goal of creating leaders in the field of neurosurgery. Graduates of the residency program pursue fellowships, academic neurosurgical junior faculty positions and private practice opportunities throughout the country. Learn about the department’s incoming residents and outgoing PGY7 residents.

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Sasha Howell, M.D.

Sasha Howell, M.D.

Medical School: Texas A&M College of Medicine

Undergrad: University of Texas at Dallas

Hometown: Cleburne, TX

Anil Mahavadi, M.D.

Anil Mahavadi, M.D.

Medical School: Miller School of Medicine - University of Miami

Undergrad: UC Berkeley

Hometown: Fremont, CA

Sage Rahm, M.D.

Sage Rahm, M.D.

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College - Thomas Jefferson University

Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania

Hometown: Rome, Italy; Sante Fe, New Mexico

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Matthew Davis, M.D.

Matthew Davis, M.D.

Next Steps: Joining Tallahassee Neurological Clinic

Medical School: University of Michigan

Undergrad: Dartmouth College

Hometown: Bend, OR

Matthew Erwood, M.D.

Matthew Erwood, M.D.

Next Steps: Joining Neurosurgical Associates at St. Vincent’s Health

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia (Augusta University)

Undergrad: Miami University

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Philip Schmalz, M.D.

Philip Schmalz, M.D.

Next Steps: Fellowship in Endovascular Surgery at Duke University

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Undergrad: College of Charleston

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Christopher Shank, M.D.

Christopher Shank, M.D.

Next Steps: Joining the Texas Health Physicians Group in Fort Worth, Texas

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Undergrad: Texas Christian University

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX