Faculty

  • Bauer, Valerie P., M.D.

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    Clinical Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    general surgery

  • Bibb, James, Ph.D.

    Dr. James Bibb

    Vice Chair, Basic Research 
    Dr. Champ Lyons Endowed Chair in General Surgery
    Professor

    Areas of Interest
    cognition and synaptic plasticity, mental illness, addiction, neuronal injury, neuroendocrine cancer, intracellular signal transduction

  • Cannon, Jamie A., M.D.

    Cannon Jamie General

    Associate Professor
    Program Director, UAB Colorectal Surgery Fellowship

    Areas of Interest
    minimally invasive colorectal surgery, sphincter-sparing surgery for colorectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, colonic inertia, anal cancer

  • Chu, Daniel I., M.D.

    Dr. Daniel Chu

    Associate Professor
    Associate Director, Health Services Research

    Areas of Interest
    colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease and anorectal pathology, health care disparities research, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), microbiome research

  • Corey, Britney, M.D., FACS

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    Assistant Professor
    Director, Medical Student Surgery Clerkship
    Director, General Surgery Residency Program

    Areas of Interest
    minimally invasive GI surgery, foregut and anti-reflux, abdominal wall hernias, surgical education

  • Galli, Aurelio, Ph.D., D.Sc.

    Dr. Aurelio Galli

    Professor
    Director for Gastrointestinal Biology Research

    Areas of Interest
    brain development and plasticity, neurotransmitters, substance abuse

  • Grams, Jayleen M., M.D.

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

    Areas of Interest
    foregut and bariatric surgery, achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal or paraesophageal hernias, morbid obesity and metabolic syndrome, role of microbiome in obesity, outcomes research

  • Gunnells, Drew J., Jr., M.D.

    Dr. Drew Gunnells

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    minimally invasive colorectal surgery, colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, benign anorectal pathology

  • Hanney, Richard, M.D.

    Dr. Richard Hanney

    Professor

    Biography

    Richard Hanney is a General Surgeon at Westmead and Mount Druitt Hospitals in Sydney, and a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Western Clinical School. He was appointed Head of the Mount Druitt Hospital Department of Surgery in 2012. Committed clinically to the Western Sydney community, his academic interests led to him being elected Chair of the RACS Section of Academic Surgery in 2013. He has previously represented the craft group of Surgery on AMA Federal Council.

  • Hardiman, Karin M., M.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Karin M. Hardiman

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    colon and rectal surgery, intestinal surgery

  • Kennedy, Gregory, M.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Gregory Kennedy

    Professor
    Director, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
    John H. Blue Chair of General Surgery

    Areas of Interest
    colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, benign conditions of colon, rectum and anus, endoscopic treatment of colonic disease, chemoprevention

  • Matthies, Heinrich, Ph.D.

    Dr. Heinrich Matthies

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    brain development and plasticity, neurotransmitters, substance abuse

  • Morris, Melanie S., M.D.

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    Associate Professor
    Vice Chair, Perioperative Services
    Chief of General Surgery, Birmingham VA Hospital

    Areas of Interest
    minimally invasive colorectal surgery, colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis), diverticulitis, and rectal prolapse

  • Parmar, Abhisek, M.D., FACS

    Dr. Abhisek ParmarAssistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal and paraesophageal hernias, abdominal wall hernias, gallbladder disease, resident education and health outcomes research

  • Porterfield, John R., M.D.

    Porterfield John General

    Professor

    Areas of Interest
    disorders of the pancreas, adrenal, thyroid, and parathyroid glands

  • Richman, Joshua, M.D., Ph.D.

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    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    health services research, biostatistics

  • Stahl, Richard D., M.D.

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    Associate Professor
    Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery
    Program Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

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

  • Vickers, Selwyn M., M.D.

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

    Areas of Interest
    gastrointestinal surgery, pancreatic cancer, hepatobiliary tumors, health dispartities, hernia surgery

  • Yang, George, M.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. George Yang

    Professor
    Vice Chair, VA Affairs
    Associate Chief of Staff for Surgical Services, Birmingham VA Medical Center