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The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the ACGME and is compliant with ACGME Program Requirements. It is a three-year fellowship for gynecologists. To qualify for this fellowship, the applicant should have completed or plan to complete a residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the US or Canada and be in good standing with the American Board of these specialties. All applicants are also required to meet UAB employment requirements including the institutions’ smoke-free policy. Please visit http://www.uab.edu/humanresources/home/policies. 

Each fellowship includes 12 months of research, which may be basic science or clinically oriented, interspersed with 24 or 12 months of clinical rotations in Urogynecology and Urology. The Core Fellowship faculty include five Urogynecologists and two Urologists. Ancillary faculty includes two Geriatric Specialists, two Radiologists who specialize in pelvic imaging, and three Colorectal Surgeons. Fellows are trained in the evaluations and treatment of women with all pelvic floor disorders. Both surgical and non-surgical approaches to treatment are emphasized. Fellows are also prepared for academic careers via full participation in research projects, grant development, presentations at national meetings, and journal publications. Fellows are expected to complete courses or equivalent training in quantitative techniques of biostatistics and other areas related to research. Completion of master’s level graduate degrees concurrent with Fellowship Training is offered. The program will participate in the FPMRS match with the time determined by NRMP. The Fellowship application form is through ERAS and selection and interviews are through our office.

Our program is open to one visiting resident each year, wishing to do a one-month rotation with us. For additional information on visiting our program, please contact our Education Coordinator, Machelle Campbell, MPA, at mkcampbell@uabmc.edu.  It is recommended that this is done a minimum of 6 months in advance.

Mailing address:
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of OB/GYN
Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
619 19th Street South
176 F, Suite 10382
Birmingham, AL 35233-7333

Application Process: ERAS-Subspeciality Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery

If you have questions or need further assistance, please send an email to our Education Coordinator Machelle Campbell, MPA, at: mkcampbell@uabmc.edu or call (205) 934-4147.

  • Meet Our Fellows

    PGY 7

    Russell Stanley, MD

    Russell Stanley

    Hometown - Abiliene, TX 
    Medical School - University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX
    Residency - Texas Tech University Health Science Center/Lubbock Affiliate, Lubbock, TX

    PGY 6

    Hannah Chapman

    Hannah Chapman

    Hometown - Kelly, Wyoming
    Medical School - University of Washington School of Medicine- Seattle, WA
    Residency - Creighton University School of Medicine- Phoenix, AZ 

    PGY 5

    Thomas Clark Powell, MD

    Max Cadena

    Hometown - Friendswood, TX
    Medical School - The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Anotonio, Joe R. & Teresa Long School of Medicine
    Residency - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Fellowship Director

David R. EllingtonDavid R. Ellington, MD
Associate Professor

UAB Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
1700 6th Ave South
Women & Infants Center Room 10382
Birmingham, AL 35233