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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


Dr. Drew Gunnells is an assistant professor in the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at UAB. Born and raised in Alabama, Dr. Gunnells completed medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham after finishing his undergraduate degree in South Carolina at Clemson University. He did his surgical residency at UAB and then completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Gunnells is board certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery. He has a strong interest in robotic and minimally invasive surgery to treat colorectal disease. 


Medical School
UAB School of Medicine

UAB School of Medicine
General Surgery

Oschner Health System, New Orleans, Louisiana
Colon and Rectal Surgery


Campus Address
KB 423

Patient Appointments and Questions: 205-975-3000
Academic Office: 205-975-1932