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Dr. Brenessa Lindeman

Associate Professor
Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery

Vice Chair, Education
Program Director, UAB Endocrine Surgery Fellowship
Assistant Dean, 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




Dr. Brenessa Lindeman is a native of Kentucky, receiving her M.D. from Vanderbilt, and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. She did her residency in general surgery at Johns Hopkins University and completed a fellowship in endocrine surgery at the Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her clinical interests include thyroid cancer, benign thyroid disease, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal disease and surgical treatment of inherited endocrine syndromes.

Dr. Lindeman has distinguished herself as a surgical educator. She served as an Administrative Chief Resident at Hopkins and won both the Medical Student Teaching and the Resident Teaching awards. She earned a Master's of Education in the Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University and served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of American Medical Colleges for four years. She is also an author of the AAMC’s Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency. At UAB, she is the Associate Designated Institutional Official for the Clinical Learning Environment and says her desire is to improve the education and experiences of medical students and residents at UAB and across the United States.

Building on her expertise as a surgical educator, Dr. Lindeman conducts research into the development of competency in surgical trainees, learning environment, physician wellness and burnout, learner mistreatment, and resident supervision and autonomy. 

She also is a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) and the American Thyroid Association and serves on national committees for the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), the Association for Surgical Education (ASE), the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and American College of Surgeons (ACS).


Medical School
Vanderbilt University

Graduate School
Johns Hopkins University
Health Professions Education

Johns Hopkins University
General Surgery

Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Endocrine Surgery

Contact Info

Campus Address
BDB 506

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