Anderson, Scott

Assistant Professor
Director, ECMO Program at Children's of Alabama

Clinical Interests
congenital diaphragmatic hernia, ECMO, minimally invasive neonatal and pediatric surgery

Athanasuleas Constantine Cardiothoracic

Professor

Clinical Interests
coronary artery bypass, aortic surgery and valvular surgery including minimally invasive methods


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Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests: endocrine surgery, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, Graves’ disease, goiter, hyperparathyroidism, general surgery

Research Interests: recovery from surgery, post-acute care, quality of life after surgery

Beck

Director, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
complex aortic disease, including aortic dissection, suprarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms

Research Interests 
developing medical devices that are specific patients, as well as researching surgical complications, specifically how spinal cord ischemia develops after heart surgery

Behnke Nicole

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
bone and soft tissue sarcoma in adults and children, limb salvage surgery, skeletal metastatic disease

Beierle Elizabeth Pediatric

Professor
Surgical Director, Hepatobiliary Clinic, Children's of Alabama

Clinical Interests
surgical care of neonates, infants and children with an emphasis on pediatric surgical oncology

Research Interests
cell survival pathways of neuroblastoma and other pediatric solid tumors with the goal of developing novel therapeutics

Bellot Chris Cardiothoracic

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
adult cardiac surgery, surgical critical care, trauma surgery


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

Clinical Interests
breast cancer
Research Interests
targeted therapies and chemoprevention of breast cancer with the intent for advancement of innovation and translational science in clinical trials for breast cancer and melanoma

bosarge

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
trauma resuscitation, pre-hospital care, and surgical critical care

brabston

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
shoulder and elbow sports medicine

Cannon Jamie General

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
minimally invasive approaches to colorectal disease, and sphincter-sparing surgery for colorectal cancer; Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, and colonic inertia

Carroll Shannon General

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
trauma, critical care

Research Interests
operative management of thoracic wall injuries, peptic ulcer prophylaxis, foreign body ingestion of toys, VATS vs. chest tube, FFP-only transfusion and thrombotic events

cerfolio

Professor
Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery
JH Estes Endowed Chair for Lung Cancer Research

Clinical Interests
robotic thoracic surgery (lobectomy, thymectomy and esophagectomy), OR efficiency and finding better ways to teach surgery


Chaignaud Beverly Pediatric

Assistant Professor
Director, Burn Unit, Children's of Alabama

Clinical Interests
burns, critical care, tissue engineering

Chaudhari Nileshkumar Orthopaedic

Assistant Professor
Co-Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Program

Clinical Interests
arthroscopy; foot and ankle surgery; hand and upper extremity surgery

chaudry web

Professor

Research Interests
trauma, hemorrhage, sepsis, gender dimorphism, immune functions, cardiovascular functions

herbert chen

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

Clinical Interests
endocrine surgery; surgical oncology; general surgery

Research/Academic Interests
endocrine and neuroendocrine cancer biology

Chen Mike Pediatric

Professor
Jospeh M. Farley Chair in Pediatric Surgery
Director, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, Children’s of Alabama Hospital

Clinical Interests
anorectal malformation, Hirschsprung’s disease, bowel management, congenital anomalies, thoracic defects and minimal invasive surgery

Christein John General

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
pancreatic surgery

Chu Daniel General

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease and anorectal pathology.

Research Interests
health care disparities, implementation of integrative care pathways such as Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and the role of the gut microbiome on colorectal disease.

Cleveland David Cardiothoracic

Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director, Cardiothoracic Residency 

Clinical Interests
complex congenital heart disease, fetal intervention, adult congenital heart disease
Research Interests
outcomes measurement for continuous performance improvement


Collawn

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
laser procedures, skin tightening, resurfacing, fat grafting, transplantation, and liposuction

Research Interests
reepitheliazation, skin grafts, wound healing, minimally invasive surgery, laser surgery, fat transplantation

Conklin Michael Orthopaedic

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
pediatric orthopaedics, spina bifida, osteogenesis imperfecta

Carlo Contreras 1

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
surgical oncology

core web

Assistant Professor
Director, 4th-Year Surgery Clerkship

Clinical Interests: minimally invasive GI surgery; foregut and anti-reflux; abdominal wall hernias; bariatric surgery

Research Interests: bariatric surgery outcomes; surgical education

Dabal Robert Cardiothoracic

Associate Professor
Chief, Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Interests
pediatric cardiac surgery

Research Interests
quality improvement and clinical outcomes research for neonatal cardiac surgery


Davies James Cardiothoracic

Associate Professor of Surgery
Interim Division Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery
Surgical Director of the Cardiothoracic Operating Room
Associate Program Director, Cardiothoracic Residency
Chief Cardiothoracic Surgery, Birmingham Veterans Hospital

Clinical Interests
cardiac valvular disease
Research Interests
outcomes analysis in adult cardiac surgery with an emphasis on thoracic aortic pathology

016Surgery delaTorre Plastics

Professor
Director, Division of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Interests
abdminoplasty, aesthetic surgery, body contouring, breast reduction and mastopexy procedures, complex wound healing problems including pressure sores, liposuction, trunk contouring after gastric bypass

Research Interests
aesthetic surgery, complex wound reconstruction


Deierhoi Mark H. M

Professor

Clinical Interests
renal transplantation

Deinlein Donald Orthopaedic

Clinical Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
adult spinal deformity

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Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests: breast reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction, body contouring, aesthetic breast surgery, facial rejuvenation

Doyle John Orthopaedic

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
pediatric orthopaedics; complex spine and limb deformities

Dubose Candice Orthopaedic

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
orthopaedic trauma, pelvic fracture, nonunion, malunion, hip and knee pain

Eckoff Devin Transplantation

Professor
Director, Division of Transplantation
Arnold G. Diethelm Chair in Transplantation Surgery

Clinical Interests
pediatric and adult liver transplantation; complex hepatobiliary surgery

Research Interests
ischemia reperfusion injury to the liver and the use of normothermic preservation to minimize liver damage that occurs during procurement and preservation; preclinical and clinical development of Xenotransplantation to alleviate the organ shortage

Ellis Chandra General

Assistant Professor
Director, Burn Program

Clinical Interests
burn nutrition and the preserving hand function in patients with burn injuries

Estes Ashley Orthopaedic

Assistant Professor
Chief, UAB Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests
pediatric and adolescent sports related disorders

Research Interests
education and management of overuse injuries in youth athletes

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Professor

Clinical Interests
breast reconstruction and hand surgery

Garth William Orthopaedic

Professor

Clinical Interests
arthroscopic surgery, joint drainage, rotator cuff surgery, excision, fracture and dislocation treatment or surgery, claw toe deformity, shoulder subluxation

Research Interests
diagnoses and treatment problem of knee and shoulder injuries in high caliber athletes

George James Cardiothoracic

Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham Cardiovascular Surgical Research Chair

Research Interests
immune regulation of post-transplant vascular disease and allograft rejection; clinical outcomes research as it relates to transplantation and heart failure


Gilbert Shawn Orthopaedic

Professor

Clinical Interests
general pediatric orthopaedic surgery with emphasis in complex limb, hip and spine deformities

Research Interests
ranslational research to improve healing of bone and growth plate injuries; investigations on the role of vasculature in skeletal development and regeneration

Grams Jayleen General

Assistant Professor
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery at Birmingham VA
Assistant Program Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Clinical Interests
foregut and bariatric surgery, focusing on disorders such as achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal or paraesophageal hernias, and morbid obesity and metabolic syndrome

Research Interests
adipocyte biology and dysmetabolism; the contribution of the microbiome to obesity and improvement of dysmetabolism after bariatric surgery, as well as clinical outcomes following bariatric surgery

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Professor
James C. Lee, III Chair in Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Clinical Interests
pediatric plastic surgery, pediatric craniofacial surgery

Research Interests
cleft and craniofacial outcomes research, international capacity building for cleft and craniofacial care


Gray Stephen Transplantation

Assistant Professor
Director, Abdominal Transplant Fellowship 

Clinical Interests
liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery

Research Interests
liver transplant candidate evaluation, management, and outcomes for adults, ensuring that culturally and ethnically appropriate assessment strategies are used to eliminate age and racial health disparities

Grubbs web

Professor
Co-Leader, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Chemoprevention Program

Research Interests
Chemoprevention of breast cancer in animal models

Hanaway Michael

Professor
Surgical Director, Kidney Transplantation

Clinical Interests
kidney and pancreas transplantation

Research Interests
induction therapy in kidney transplantation

Hendershot Kimberly General

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
trauma and trauma systems; surgical critical care

Research Interests
trauma and surgical education

Helslin

Professor
Executive Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery
Chief of Medical Staff, UAB Hospital
James P. Hayes, Jr. Endowed Professor in Gastrointestinal Oncology

Clinical Interests
gastrointestinal oncology, focusing primarily on neoplasms of the pancreas, stomach and esophagus

Holman 17

Professor
Chief, Surgical Services, Birmingham VA Medical Center 

Clinical Interests
adult cardiac surgery; surgery for heart failure
Research Interests 
mechanical circulatory support and surgery for heart failure; surgical education and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury

Hoopes Charles Cardiothoracic

Professor
Chief, Section of Thoracic Transplantation
Director, Lung Transplantation

Clinical Interests
thoracic transplantation; ambulatory ECMO systems for patients awaiting lung transplantation
Research Interests
the role of the microbiome in pulmonary transplantation as it relates colonization kinetics of the allograft, the impact of microbiome data on regulatory aspects of the immune response, and the impact of species diversity on allograft function and chronic allograft loss


Renata web

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: neuroendocrine cancers, personalized cancer therapy, mouse models of neuroendocrine cancers, targeted drug delivery, nanomedicines, the tumor suppressor role of Notch

Jin haining web

Instructor

Research Interests: biological fields of microbiology, molecular biology, and genetics with the background of medicine; currently, Notch family function in neuroendocrine cancers as carcinoid, medullary thyroid cancer

Johnson Michael Orthopaedic

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
foot and ankle, arthritis, amputation, osteotomy, pain management

GregKennedy web

Professor
Director, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Clinical Interests
colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, benign conditions of colon, rectum, and anus, and endoscopic treatment of colonic disease

Research Interests
chemoprevention of colon and rectal cancer

Kerby Jeffrey General

Professor
Director, Division of Acute Care Surgery

Clinical Interests
trauma, critical care, and emergency general surgery

Research Interests
interventional trials in the pre-hospital emergency care setting

Khoury Joseph Orthopaedic

Associate Professor
Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Clinical Interests
infantile and adolescent scoliosis, reconstruction of the neonatal brachial plexus palsy, pediatric trauma, pediatric foot deformities and cerebral palsy

Kilic

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
hand surgery, aesthetic breast surgery, facial plastic surgery


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Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
pediatric plastic surgery; cleft lip and palate surgery, reconstruction of Moh’s defects; and the treatment of birthmarks and vascular lesions

Research Interests
cutaneous wound healing


Kirkland James Cardiothoracic

Professor
John W. Kirklin Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery

Clinical Interests
advanced heart failure; surgical repair of congenital cardiac defects
Research Interests
mechanical circulatory support, transplantation, and congenital heart surgery

krontiras

Professor

Clinical Interests
breast cancer

Research Interestschemoprevention of breast cancer

Kunkel Mark Orthopaedic

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
podiatry, diabetic foot care

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests: invasive breast cancer, DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), benign breast disease

Research Interests: breast cancer prevention, patient education and its impact on decision making, DCIS, and breast cancer treatment outcomes

locke

Assistant Professor
Director, Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program
Director, Transplant Analytics, Informatics & Quality

Clinical Interests
abdominal transplantation, specifically strategies for the transplantation of incompatible organs, disparities in access to and outcomes after solid organ transplantation, and transplantation of HIV-infected end-stage patients

Research Interests
statistical analysis and modeling of transplant outcomes and behavioral research focused on health disparities

Martin, Colin

Assistant Professor
Surgical Director, UAB/Children's of Alabama Center for Advance Intestinal Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests
intestinal failure, necrotizing enterocolitis

Research Interests
intestinal mucosal biology and innate immunity

Mauchley web

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests pediatric cardiac surgery

Minnich, Douglas

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
general thoracic surgery including thoracic oncology, hyperhidrosis and tracheal surgery; electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB); stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)


Morris Web

Assistant Professor
Chief of General Surgery, Birmingham VA Hospital

Clinical Interests
colon and rectal surgery
Research Interests
surgical outcomes research to identify high-risk patient populations, define predictors of poor outcomes, and develop and implement effective strategies for quality improvement

MORTELLARO, VINCENT

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
congenital colorectal, neonatal defects

Research Interests
pediatric surgical outcomes, bioinformatics

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Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
adult and pediatric plastic surgery


Oakes Jean Orthopaedic

Assistant Professor
Director, Hand Fellowship Program

Clinical Interests
hand surgery, injuries to muscles and tendons, carpal tunnel, polydactyly, arthritis

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Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
breast cancer
Research Interests
prevention and risk assessment of breast cancer, as well as breast cancer tumor biology and impact on treatment outcomes

009Surgery Passman Vascular

Professor
Vice-Chair, Clinical Research, Department of Surgery

Clinical Interests
open and catheter based treatments for aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, renovascular hypertension and peripheral artery occlusive disease

Research Interests
venous diseases

Patterson Mark General

Associate Professor
Chief of Vascular Surgery Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital

Clinical Interests
comprehensive management of lower extremity occlusive disease treatment of arterial aneurysms as well as occlusive disease

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Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
tibial revascularization, open thoraco-abdominal reconstruction, complex endovascular reconstruction of aortic disease involving the visceral segment, and management of iatrogenic injury

Ponce Brent Orthopaedic

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
shoulder, knee, orthopaedic surgery

Research Interests
biomechanics of the shoulder

Porterfield John General

Associate Professor 
Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Clinical Interests
the refinement of clinical and biochemical diagnosis, imaging and surgical treatment of disorders of the pancreas, adrenal, thyroid, and parathyroid glands.

Research Interests

changing paradigms in teaching resident surgeons in the era of advanced minimally invasive surgery, limited work hours, and future technique and procedure credentialing

Sushanth Reddy 3

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
pancreatic cancers

Research InterestsWnt signaling in cancer

Reiff Donald General

Professor
Assistant Chief Medical Officer

Clinical Interests: trauma and surgical critical care
Research Interests: motor vehicle collision kinematics and resulting injury patterns

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Associate Professor

Rogers, David

Professor
Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Clinical Interests
general pediatric surgery

Research Interests
medical education and clinical pediatric general surgery

Ronson

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
adult cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery

Research Interests
clinical outcomes following cardiac surgery


Rue Loring

Professor
Chief Medical Officer

Clinical & Research Interests
surgical critical care, trauma, trauma system development, quality, patient safety, and clinical and operational effectiveness

Russell Robert Pediatric

Assistant Professor
Director, Trauma Program, Children's of Alabama

Clinical Interests
minimally invasive pediatric surgery, pediatric trauma, neonatal surgery

Research Interests
mechanisms and translational questions regarding acute traumatic coagulopathy in the pediatric trauma population; quality improvement/clinical outcomes in pediatric surgery

Sanders Richard Orthopaedic

Clinical Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
orthopaedic surgery

Shah Ashish

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
sports medicine, foot and ankle surgery, orthopedic adult reconstruction

siegel

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
musculoskeletal oncologic, metabolic, and arthritic disorders, specifically techniques for limb salvage procedures in pediatric and adult patients

Research Interests
molecular basis of malignant bone tumors and developing a tool using microarray technology to predict the response to chemotherapy of individual tumors

Siric Franjo

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
total arterial revascularization, minimally invasive mitral valve, aortic valve and aortic surgery, heart and lung failure surgery as well as thoracic transplantation surgery

Assistant Professor

Stahl Richard General

Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery
Director, Surgery Clerkship
Program Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Clinical Interests
surgical treatment of obesity and metabolically related diseases; minimally invasive and open gastric bypass surgery, adjustable gastric banding, and sleeve gastrectomy

Strickland Virginia General

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
acute care surgery; surgical education

Tanner Lauren

Assistant Professor
Co-Director, UAB Women in Surgery Program

Clinical Interests
acute care surgery; resident education

tector web

Professor
Director, Xenotransplant Program

Clinical Interests
liver transplant, multi-visceral and small bowel transplant

Research Interests
xenotransplantation

Theiss Steven Orthopaedic

Professor
Director, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests
back, neck and spine orthopaedics

Thurber John

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
Cardiothoracic Surgery


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Professor
Vice-Chair, Education, Department of Surgery

Clinical Interests
surgical oncology, breast carcinoma, melanoma, sarcoma

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Professor Emeritus

Clinical Interests
plastic surgery


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Senior Vice President, Medicine, UAB
Dean, School of Medicine

Clinical Interests
gastrointestinal surgery, pancreatic cancer, hepatobiliary tumors
Research Interests
gene therapy as an application in the treatment of pancreatobiliary tumors, the role of growth factors and receptors in the oncogenesis of pancreatic cancer, the implications of FAS expressions and Tamoxifen in the growth and treatment of cholangiocarcinoma, assessment of clinical outcomes in the surgical treatment of pancreatobiliary tumors and the role of death receptors in the treatment of pancreatic cancer

Wang thomas

Professor

Clinical Interests
thyroid and parathyroid diseases, adrenal neoplasms, pancreatic and hepatobiliary tumors, gastrointestinal malignancies, melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas

Wei Benjamin

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
robotic-assisted and video-assisted thoracic surgery, lung and esophageal cancer surgery, surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease, paraesophageal hernias and also esophageal motility disorders

jared adam white

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
liver transplant and hepatobiliary surgery

Research Interests
outcomes in liver transplantation as well as liver directed therapies in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma; residency education

Windham Samuel

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests
trauma, burns, surgical critical care, wound closure
Research Interests
trauma systems development and integration, pre-hospital notification and injury prediction, blunt or penetrating trauma, vacuum assisted wound closure and tracheostomy

Younan Duraid

Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests
trauma, acute care and critical care disease with a focus on trauma surgery

Young Carlton Transplantation

Professor
Director, Pancreas Transplantation
Director, Pediatric Renal Transplantation (Children’s of Alabama)
Assistant Dean for Medical Student Diversity and Inclusion

Clinical Interests
kidney transplantation; pancreas transplantation; pediatric renal transplantation

Research Interests
defining and addressing disparity in access to care as well as outcomes seen among minority populations