Peters cropped2Julius N. Hicks Professor of Otolaryngology
Clinic Medical Director
Chief Safety and Quality Officer for the Department of Otolaryngology
Associate Chief Medical Officer for UAB Health System

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

Administrative Support:
Alice Rhodes
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, 1st floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233



Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology, 1985


Areas of Interest

  • Head and neck endocrine surgery

  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery with emphasis on minimally invasive techniques


Medical School

Louisana State University Medical Center, 1976-1980


Postdoctoral Training

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Head & Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, 1986-1987
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Otolaryngology Residency, 1980-1984


Awards & Honors

  • Louisana State University Medical Center Alpha Omega Alpha

  • The Best Doctors in America

  • America's Top Doctors

  • 1999 Faculty Member of the Year, UAB Division of Otolaryngology

  • 2012 Best Docs, B-Metro


Selected Publications

  1. Sinclair CF, Peters GE, Carroll WR. An extended toboggan technique for resection of substernal thyroid goiters. Ear Nose Throat J. 2016 Apr-May;95(4-5):175-7.

  2. Frederick JW, Sweeny L, Carroll WR, Peters GE, Rosenthal EL. Outcomes in head and neck reconstruction by surgical site and donor site. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jul;123(7):1612-7. doi: 10.1002/lary.23775. Epub 2013 May 17.

  3. Sinclair CF, Rosenthal EL, McColloch NL, Magnuson JS, Desmond RA, Peters GE, Carroll WR. Primary versus delayed tracheoesophageal puncture for laryngopharyngectomy with free flap reconstruction. Laryngoscope. 2011 Jul;121(7):1436-40. doi: 10.1002/lary.21836. Epub 2011 May 3.

  4. Smith N, Magnuson JS, Vidrine DM, Kulbersh B, Peters GE. Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy: use of intraoperative parathyroid hormone assays after 2 preoperative localization studies. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Nov;135(11):1108-11. doi: 10.1001/archoto.2009.160.

  5. Andrades P, Rosenthal EL, Carroll WR, Baranano CF, Peters GE. Zygomatic-maxillary buttress reconstruction of midface defects with the osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap. Head Neck. 2008 Oct;30(10):1295-302. doi: 10.1002/hed.20874.

  6. Caudell JJ, Sawrie SM, Spencer SA, Desmond RA, Carroll WR, Peters GE, Nabell LM, Meredith RF, Bonner JA. Locoregionally advanced head and neck cancer treated with primary radiotherapy: a comparison of the addition of cetuximab or chemotherapy and the impact of protocol treatment. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Jul 1;71(3):676-81. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2007.10.040. Epub 2008 Mar 20.

  7. Asher SA, Peters GE, Pehler SF, Zinn K, Newman JR, Rosenthal EL. Fluorescent detection of rat parathyroid glands via 5-aminolevulinic acid. Laryngoscope. 2008 Jun;118(6):1014-8. doi: 10.1097/MLG.0b013e3181671b61.

  8. Boudreaux BA, Magnuson JS, Asher SA, Desmond R, Peters GE. The role of ultrasonography in parathyroid surgery. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Dec;133(12):1240-4.

  9. Withrow KP, Rosenthal EL, Gourin CG, Peters GE, Magnuson JS, Terris DJ, Carroll WW. Free tissue transfer to manage salvage laryngectomy defects after organ preservation failure. Laryngoscope. 2007 May;117(5):781-4.

  10. Eller RL, Livingston WJ 3rd, Morgan CE, Peters GE, Sillers MJ, Magnuson JS, Rosenthal EL. Expandable tracheal stenting for benign disease: worth the complications? Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2006 Apr;115(4):247-52.