Buczek 2Assistant Professor
Associate Residency Program Director

Schedule Appointment: 205-801-7801 (option 1)


Administrative Support:
Deb Malenfant
P: 205-801-7801 (option 2) | F: 205-801-7802


Physical Address:
1155 Faculty Office Tower
510 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Mailing Address:
FOT 1155
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-3412 

Clinic Address:
The Kirklin Clinic 5th floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233



Areas of Interest

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Endocrine (Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery)
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Skin Cancer
  • Robotic Assisted Surgery
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Facial Trauma

Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine, 2011

Postdoctoral Training

University of Alabama at Birmingham Fellowship, Otolaryngology, 2017
University of Alabama at Birmingham Residency, 2016

Awards & Honors

  • 2009-2010 R. Randall Bollinger Surgical Research Scholarship, Duke University
  • 2009-2010 Clinical and Translational Rsearch Scholarship Award, Duke University
  • 2010 Senior Barham Merit Scholarship for 4th year Medical Students, Duke University
  • 2011 Doris Parish Cardiology Award for Excellence in Research, Duke University
  • 2015 Resident Leadership Travel Grant for National Leadership Forum AAOHNS/F
  • 2015 & 2016 Most Outstanding Presentation - Resident Research Day, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • 2015-2016 Resident of the Year, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Selected Publications

  1. Hardean E. Achneck, Bantayehu Sileshi, Madison Li, Erin J Partington, David A. Peterson, Jeffrey H. Lawson. “Surgical Aspects and Biological Considerations of Arteriovenous Fistula Placement.” Seminars in Dialysis. Jan/Feb 2010. Pg. 25-33.
  2. Abadie WA, Partington EJ, Fowler CB, Schmalbach CE. “Optimal Management of Proliferative Verrucous Leukoplakia:  A Systematic Review of the Literature.” Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. October 2015; vol 153, 4: pp. 504-511.
  3. McQueen N, Partington EJ, Harrington KF, Rosenthal EL, Carroll WR, Schmalbach CE. “Smoking Cessation and Electronic Cigarette Use among Head and Neck Cancer Patients.” Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, January 2016; vol 154: pp. 73-79. 
  4. Partington EJ, Moore LS, Kahmke R, Warram JM, Carroll W, Rosenthal EL, Greene B. “Laser Assisted Indocyanine Green Dye Angiography to Predict Postoperative Fistula After Salvage Laryngectomy”. JAMA – Otolaryngology. In Press