UAB’s General Surgery Residency Program provides residents with clinical experience at a high-volume, level-one hospital. Residents’ training is enhanced with many unique opportunities to develop as a surgeon and an academic physician,  including research participation, extensive robotic surgery training, international training opportunities, and more.

Training takes place across five facilities in downtown Birmingham as part of the UAB Medical Center District: University Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic, the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Alabama and UAB Highlands Hospital.

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Experience, Culture & Pathways

UAB Hospital is the third-largest public hospital in the U.S. with 1,157 licensed beds. More than 40,000 operative procedures are performed annually at UAB, providing trainees with abundant opportunities. On average, our residents perform 1,390 procedures during their residency. As the state’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, UAB provides training opportunities in a wide variety of complex cases.

  • Traditional, Categorical Pathway

    Eight categorical residents are accepted into the program each year through the National Residency Match Program.

  • Cardiothoracic Integrated Pathway

    The General Surgery residency program is integrated with the Cardiothoracic residency program and offers a unique and specialized training experience. Interested residents can apply to this collaborative program via different pathways, which are listed on the Cardiothoracic Residency program website.

  • Military Match Pathway
    Through a coalition with the Defense Health Agency, we will accept and train one of DHA residents each year. This resident will account for one of the eight General Surgery residency spots.

“The mission of the UAB General Surgery Residency Program is to train diverse residents to pursue individualized paths towards the common goal of clinical excellence and leadership in surgery in order to provide compassionate, high quality care and improve the practice of medicine.”

Meet the Residents

  • Mohammad Rajaei
  • Quince Gibson
  • Meixi Ma
  • Joseph Martinez
  • Patrick Yu
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    Contact Us

    Program Director: Britney Corey, M.D., FACS

    Associate Program Director: Sushanth Reddy, M.D.

    Education Administrator: Olivia Ricks, MBA
    Program Coordinator: Jacquetta Bennett
    Program Coordinator:
     Kim Vandegriff
    (205) 934-9600
    1808 7th Avenue South, D202 Boshell Building
    Birmingham, Alabama 35233