Faculty

  • Bland, Kirby I., M.D.

    Bland Kirby SurgOnc

    Professor
    Chair Emeritus, Department of Surgery
    Distinguished Faculty Scholar, School of Medicine
    Senior Advisor, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Areas of Interest
    breast cancer, chemoprevention

  • Chen, Herbert, M.D., FACS

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    Chair, Department of Surgery
    Professor of Surgery
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Fay Fletcher Kerner Endowed Chair
    Surgeon-in-Chief, UAB Hospital and Health System
    Senior Advisor, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Areas of Interest
    thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy, adrenal surgery, endocrine surgery, neuroendocrine cancer biology

  • Fazendin, Jessica M., M.D.

    Dr. Fazendin

    Assistant Professor
    Director, Medical Student Surgery Clerkship

    Areas of Interest
    hyperparathyroidism, benign and malignant thyroid conditions, benign and malignant adrenal disease and complex management of inherited endocrine syndromes

  • Jaskula-Sztul, Renata, Ph.D.

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    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest 
    neuroendocrine cancers, personalized cancer therapy, mouse models of neuroendocrine cancers, targeted drug delivery, nanomedicines, the tumor suppressor role of Notch

  • Krontiras, Helen, M.D.

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    Professor
    Director, Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery
    Kirby I. Bland, M.D., Endowed Professor in Surgery

    Areas of Interest
    breast cancer, chemoprevention

  • Lancaster, Rachael B., M.D., FACS

    Lancaster Rachael 2 surg Onc

    Assistant Professor
    Program Co-director, Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

    Areas of Interest 
    breast cancer, DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), benign breast disease, outcomes research

  • Lindeman, Brenessa, M.D., MEHP, FACS

    Dr. Brenessa Lindeman

    Assistant Professor
    Chief Wellness Officer, Department of Surgery
    Program Director, UAB Endocrine Surgery Fellowship
    Associate Designated Institutional Official, UAB Graduate Medical Education

    Areas of Interest

    thyroid cancer, parathyroid diseaseparathyroid disease, parathyroid disease, disorders of the adrenal gland, inherited endocrine syndromes, surgical education research

  • Parker, Catherine C., M.D.

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    Associate Professor
    Vice Chair, Patient Experience
    Co-Director, UAB Women in Surgery Program

    Areas of Interest
    breast cancer, tumor biology, outcomes research

  • Strickland, Pamela L., M.D.

    Dr. Pamela Strickland

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    breast surgery