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  • Cannon, Jamie A., M.D.

    Dr. Jamie Cannon

    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., MSPH, FASCRS

    Dr. Daniel Chu

    Division Director of GI Surgery

    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

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    Associate Professor
    Program Director, General Surgery Residency
    Marshall Urist, M.D., Endowed Professor

    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
    Champ Lyons Endowed Chair in General Surgery
    Distinguished Professor in the Heersink School of Medicine

    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 the 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


  • Hardiman, Karin M., M.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Karin Hardiman

    Associate Professor
    Program Co-Director, Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
    Assistat Director, Physician Scientist Development Office (PSDO)
    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

  • 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
    clinical interests include colon, rectal, and anal cancer; hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes (i.e. Lynch syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis); surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease); pelvic pouch surgery; diverticulitis; rectal prolapse; benign anorectal disorders; enterocutaneous fistula; minimally invasive surgery; re-operative surgery

    research interests include hereditary colorectal cancer; ostomy care; health inequities; quality of care

  • Kaushik, Manu, M.D.

    Kaushik Headshot 150x150Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, outcomes research

  • Kennedy, Gregory, M.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Gregory Kennedy

    Executive Vice Chair of the Department of 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

  • Morris, Melanie S., M.D., FASCRS

    Morris Web

    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

  • Overstreet, Demario S., Ph.D.

    Dr. Demario OverstreetAssistant Professor
    Benjamin-Carver FIRST Scientist

    Areas of Interest
    Health disparities, pain research

  • Parmar, Abhishek, M.D.

    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
    minimally invasive and robotic surgery of the adrenal, spleen, gall bladder, thyroid, parathyroid and inguinal hernia surgery

  • Richman, Joshua, M.D., Ph.D.

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    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    health services research, biostatistics

  • Stahl, Richard D., M.D.

    Dr. Richard Stahl

    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

  • Swenson, Lacey, M.D.

    Dr. Lacey Swenson

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Robotic minimally invasive surgery, abdominal wall inguinal and hiatal hernia repairs, gallbladder disease, colon and rectal cancer and diverticulitis, skin and soft tissue procedures and endoscopy

  • Vickers, Selwyn M., M.D.

    Dr. Selwyn M. VickersPresident & CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Voluntary Professor, UAB Department of Surgery

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

  • Wong, Kristen, M.D.

    wong kristen

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery

  • Young, Rebecca, M.D.

    Dr. Rebecca Young

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest