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


Dr. Hollis is a colorectal surgeon within the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery. A native of Dothan, AL, Dr. Hollis completed his undergraduate studies at Washington and Lee University before returning to Alabama for medical school at UAB. Dr. Hollis stayed at UAB for general surgery residency. During residency, he dedicated two additional years to training in outcomes research and obtained a Masters of Science in Public Health at the UAB School of Public Health. Following residency, Dr. Hollis completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Hollis’s clinical areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal and anal cancer, diverticulitis, pelvic floor disorders including rectal prolapse, and benign anorectal conditions. He has particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease including pelvic pouch surgery and Crohn’s disease. He is trained in minimally invasive surgery including both robotic and laparoscopic approaches.

The research that Dr. Hollis performs examines health disparities in surgery and aims to develop novel interventions to eliminate these disparities. He has experience in the evaluation of surgical guidelines and national quality metrics. Additional research interests include improving outcomes for patients with a new ostomy and reducing postoperative recurrences of Crohn’s disease.


American Board of Surgery

Honors and Awards

Gold Humanism Honor Society (2011)
ProAssurance Award for Excellence in Patient Communications (2012)
Alpha Omega Alpha (2012)


Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine

Graduate School
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health
M.S.P.H., Outcomes Research

University of Alabama at Birmingham
General Surgery

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Colorectal Surgery


Campus Address
BDB 561

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