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Dr. Karin Hardiman

Associate Professor
Program Co-Director, Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
Assistant Program Director for Resident Research, General Surgery Residency Program
Strange Family Endowed Professorship in Surgical Sciences Research

Areas of Interest
colon and rectal surgery, intestinal surgery


Karin Hardiman, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the UAB Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery. She was recruited from the University of Michigan in 2019 where she was in academic practice for eight years. Dr. Hardiman practices at the Birmingham VA and University Hospital. Her clinical interests are in colorectal cancer, anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and anorectal disease. She utilizes minimally invasive surgery where possible.

Dr. Hardiman’s primary research interests are in improving the treatment of colon and rectal cancer via basic and translational research. She has an NIH-funded laboratory studying the role of intra-tumor genetic heterogeneity in colorectal cancer metastasis and response to therapy. She also investigates the importance of multidisciplinary cancer care and survivorship care.


Medical School
Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine

Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland
General Surgery

Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland
Colorectal Surgery


Campus Address
KB 419

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