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Global surgery is an integrative field of study that includes research, practice and advocacy to ensure improved and equitable surgical care worldwide. By involving allied health professionals in global and public health arenas, it recognizes the diverse and extreme disparities locally and globally, with a focus on access to surgical care in vulnerable populations.

The UAB Department of Surgery Global Surgery Program aims to achieve health equity for all people in need of surgical care, with an emphasis on underserved populations.


We value providing outstanding and compassionate medical care for all through innovative research and multidisciplinary collaboration while educating the future generation of leaders in surgery.


Our goal is to be a global leader in academic surgery through efforts to improve health equity for all guided by compassionate care, groundbreaking research and strive for educational excellence.