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Welcome to UAB’s Radiation Oncology Residency Program. We are proud to offer our residents a collaborative, multidisciplinary training environment to educate the country’s finest radiation oncologists. While training at our comprehensive cancer center, residents learn from our expert colleagues in surgical oncology, medical oncology, pathology, radiology and genetics. During resident's protected research time, they have the opportunity to participate in scholarly clinical and laboratory research under the mentorship of national leaders in radiation oncology. 

Throughout the four-year training program, our residents work one-on-one under our faculty to become experts in modern radiotherapy techniques, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), radiosurgery, adaptive radiotherapy, image-guided radiotherapy, brachytherapy, and special procedures such as total body irradiation, and total skin electron beam therapy.

Graduates of our program are well equipped to become national leaders in radiation oncology.


Our Mission

  • To train residents to provide superior clinical care by diagnosing and treating common and rare cancers.
  • To prepare trainees for any future practice environment, including academic positions or private practice.
  • To foster an atmosphere of learning that promotes critical thinking and discussion by providing a collegial, multidisciplinary environment. 
  • To involve residents in the collaborative environment of the NCI-designated O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB and its mission of advancing the science of oncology.


Program Leadership

Andrew McDonald, MD
Program Director

Samuel Marcrom, MD
Assistant Program Director
Medical Student Clerkship Director

John Fiveash, MD
Vice-Chair of Academics

James A. Bonner, MD
Department Chair


Program Coordination

Tracey Cotton-Bickham
Program Coordinator

Questions about applying to our program should be directed to: 
Tracey Cotton-Bickham, Program Coordinator
P: 205.975.0222 | tcotton@uabmc.edu