• Bibb, James, Ph.D.

    Dr. James Bibb

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

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

  • Cannon, Jamie A., M.D.

    Dr. Jamie Cannon

    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

  • Carter, Angela, Ph.D.

    Dr. Angela Carter


    Areas of Interest
    neuroendocrine tumorigenesis and pathophysiology, tumor-derived hormonal induction of gastrointestinal disease, bioengineering microbial-based therapeutics, host-microbe interactions

  • Chakraborti, Ayanabha, M.S., Ph.D.

    Dr. ChakrabortiInstructor
    Managing Director, UAB Behavioral Assessment Core

    Areas of Interest 
    Gut-Brain Axis and Mood Disorders, Sex differences in Stress related Disorders, Metabolic Syndrome and Neuropsychiatric comorbidities

  • Chu, Daniel I., M.D., MSPH, FACS, FASCRS

    Dr. Daniel Chu

    Associate Professor
    Vice Chair, Health Services Research
    Co-Leader, Surgical Grand Rounds
    Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., F.A.C.S. Endowed Chair

    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., MACM, FACS

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    Associate Professor
    Program Director, General Surgery Residency

    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

    Director for Gastrointestinal Biology Research

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

  • Gibson, Quince, M.D., MBA

    Dr. Quince GibsonAssistant Professor

    Areas of Interest 
    Global Surgery, Rural Surgery, Health informatics, Genetic Epidemiology

  • Grams, Jayleen M., M.D.

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    Vice Chair, VA Affairs
    Associate Chief of Staff, VA Surgical Services
    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



    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 Hardiman

    Associate Professor
    Program Co-Director, Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
    Assistant Program Director for Resident Research, General Surgery Residency Program

    Areas of Interest
    colon and rectal surgery, intestinal surgery

  • Hollis, Robert H., M.D., M.S.P.H.

    Bob Hollis, MD, MSPH

    Assistant Professor
    Member, Institute for Cancer Outcomes & Survivorship
    Associate Scientist, Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC)
    Co-Director, Short-Term Research Experiences Advancing Medical Students (STREAMS)

    Areas of Interest
    inflammatory bowel disease; pelvic pouch surgery; colon, rectal, and anal cancer; diverticulitis; rectal prolapse; benign anorectal disorders; enterocutaneous fistula; minimally invasive surgery; re-operative surgery; Research interest: health disparities, quality measurement

  • Kaushik, Manu, M.D.

    Kaushik Headshot 150x150Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest 
    GI surgery, general surgery, outcomes research

  • Kennedy, Gregory, M.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Gregory Kennedy

    Director, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
    John H. Blue Chair of General Surgery
    Cancer Network Director, O’Neal Cancer Service Line

    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., FACS, FASCRS

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    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

  • Mustian, Margaux, M.D., MSPH

    Dr. Margaux MustianClinical Instructor, Gastrointestinal Surgery 

    Areas of Interest 
    gallbladder disease, abdominal wall hernias, health services research and surgical education

  • Parmar, Abhishek, M.D., FACS

    Dr. Abhisek ParmarAssociate 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.

    Dr. John Porterfield


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