Why choose UAB for your colorectal fellowship?


  • We are a new fellowship program but are not new to teaching. All of our faculty have extensive experience working with general surgery residents and other fellows.
  • We are a young but very experienced, dynamic group of faculty who are enthusiastic about sharing our love of colorectal surgery with future colleagues! Our diverse training backgrounds will expose the fellow to a variety of techniques.
    • Fellow will receive a high volume of cases from bread and butter to complex referrals.
    • Faculty performed 500 anorectal cases, 900 abdominal cases (including 11 pouches and >100 LARs) and 500 endoscopies in last year.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center with collaboration with GI and exposure to advanced IBD
  • Complex CRC
    • Advanced sphincter sparing techniques including intersphincteric proctectomies and robotic transanal excisions
    • Colorectal cancer center of excellence
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
    • Excellent variety with one of the highest volume robotic colorectal experiences in the country, advanced straight laparoscopy and hand-assist laparoscopy

Current and Former Residents

  • Danielle Kay, M.D.
    Danielle Kay, M.D.

    Class of 2021
    Medical School:
    Tulane University School of Medicine
    University of Kentucky
    Next Steps: Ochsner Medical Center, Department of Surgery

  • Edward Andrew Fazendin, M.D.
    Edward Andrew Fazendin, M.D.

    Class of 2020
    Medical School:
    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, General Surgery
    Next Steps: Advanced Surgeons, P.C. at Grandview Medical Center

  • Michael J. Hernon, M.D.
    Michael J. Hernon, M.D.

    Class of 2019
    Medical School:
    University of Massachusetts, Worcester
    Residency: Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, General Surgery
    Next Steps: Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship



For more information, please contact:

Jamie A. Cannon, M.D.
Program Director