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  • UAB Surgery cocktail reception, silent auction to be held during ACS

    The UAB Department of Surgery invites all attendees of this year’s American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, to a cocktail reception and silent auction, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Seaport Hotel, Lighthouse 1.

  • Department of Surgery faculty receive promotions

    The following Department of Surgery faculty received promotions earlier this month:

  • UAB Surgery on Twitter: Who to Follow

    Twitter is a social media channel that allows users to connect according to their shared interests, and the academic surgery community is no different. In our ongoing #FollowFriday series, we’re interviewing our most Twitter-savvy faculty about their online presence and how they use the platform to stay connected.

  • Brown matches into fellowship at Brigham and Women’s

    Brown matches into fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Dr. Allison BrownUAB general surgery resident Allison Brown, M.D., recently matched into the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Brown will join the Division of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care as a two-year fellow in August 2019.

  • UAB Surgery faculty head to Milwaukee for 2018 SAAS meeting

    UAB Surgery faculty head to Milwaukee for 2018 SAAS meeting Department of Surgery faculty and trainees attend the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Sept. 27-28, 2018, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. UAB Department of Surgery faculty and trainees pose for a photo using the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons' Twitter photo prop at the Society's annual meeting, hosted by the Medical College of Wisconsin, Sept. 27-28, 2018, in Milwaukee. By Marina MoodyLast month, members of the UAB Department of Surgery faculty attended the 2018 Society of Asian Academic Surgeons Annual Meeting, which was hosted this year by the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee at the Pfister Hotel. The organization’s[…]

  • Department institutes new Surgery Quality Council

    The UAB Department of Surgery has instituted a new, streamlined quality council structure. The council is chaired by the Division of Surgical Oncology’s Martin Heslin, M.D., and includes representation from every division within the Department. The council will work with Loring Rue, M.D., UAB Health System’s chief medical officer, and will focus on quality matters important to the Department of Surgery.

  • UAB Surgery on Twitter: Who to Follow

    Twitter is a social media channel that allows users to connect according to their shared interests, and the academic surgery community is no different. In a new series, we’ll interview our most Twitter-savvy faculty about their online presence and how they use the platform to stay connected.

  • UAB talks colorectal cancer at Colon on the Corner with Coffee

    UAB talks colorectal cancer at Colon on the Corner with Coffee Local meteorologist James Spann talks about the importance of colon screenings in detecting colon cancer at last week's Colon on the Corner with Coffee event.By Marina MoodyLast Friday, UAB Employee Wellness hosted Colon on the Corner with Coffee at the corner of 20th Street South and 6th Avenue South near The Kirklin Clinic from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event featured free coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts; a giant, inflatable colon; a meet and greet with local meteorologist James Spann and the opportunity to learn more about colorectal cancer from UAB doctors such as the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery’s Daniel[…]

  • Six faculty awarded incentive grants to submit a second R01

    Six School of Medicine faculty projects were recently funded through an AMC21 initiative giving NIH-funded investigators incentive to submit a second R01.

  • Join UAB Digestive Health in 2018 UOAA 5K, fun run

    Join UAB Digestive Health in 2018 UOAA 5K, fun run Register now to join our UAB Digestive Health team, the “UAB Digestive Health Colon Wranglers,” in the third annual Run for Resilience: Ostomy 5K and one-mile fun run on Oct. 6 at George Ward Park in Birmingham. The registration fee is $15 for adults and $10 for children, and the deadline to register is Oct. 3. Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall finishers in each event.

  • Hello, goodbye 2018: Pediatric Surgery Fellowships

    More than 1,200 interns, residents and fellows train in every medical specialty at UAB in Birmingham, at our regional campuses in Montgomery, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa, and in our program in Selma. In an ongoing series, the Department of Surgery will feature incoming and outgoing trainees for all UAB Surgery programs. This week, learn about the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship and Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery Fellowship.

  • Department to receive all IT support via HSIS

    The UAB Department of Surgery will now receive all IT support from HSIS effective Monday, September 17, 2018. For any technical support or service requests, faculty and staff should call the Help Desk at 934-8888 or email helpdesk@uabmc.edu.

  • Chu wins AAS/TSA International Visiting Professorship Award

    The Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery’s Daniel Chu, M.D., has received the 2018 Association for Academic Surgery/Taiwan Surgical Association International Visiting Professorship Award. Through this award, Chu will receive funding to attend the TSA Annual Meeting in 2019 and serve as host for the TSA visiting professor attending the Academic Surgical Congress in February 2019.

  • Martin receives AAS/RACS International Visiting Professorship Award

    By Marina MoodyThe Division of Pediatric Surgery’s Colin Martin, M.D., has been awarded the 2018 Association for Academic Surgery/Royal Australasian College of Surgeons International Visiting Professorship Award. Through this award, Martin will receive funding to attend the 2019 RACS Annual Scientific Congress in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Krontiras named 1 of 30 2018 Women Who Shape the State

    Krontiras named 1 of 30 2018 Women Who Shape the State Director of the Division of Surgical Oncology Dr. Helen Krontiras speaks to a patient in the clinic at UAB.Helen Krontiras, M.D., director of the Division of Surgical Oncology at UAB, has been named one of Alabama Media Group’s 2018 Women Who Shape the State.

  • Hello, goodbye 2018: Abdominal Transplant Fellowship

    More than 1,200 interns, residents and fellows train in every medical specialty at UAB in Birmingham, at our regional campuses in Montgomery, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa, and in our program in Selma. In an ongoing series, the Department of Surgery will feature incoming and outgoing trainees for all UAB Surgery programs. This week, learn about the Abdominal Transplant Fellowship.

  • Bus accident update and a moment of gratitude

    Bus accident update and a moment of gratitude Last Friday, a bus carrying 26 UAB residents from the Department of Pediatrics was involved in a severe accident following a retreat at Camp McDowell. The School of Medicine leadership is extremely grateful to everyone who has been involved in the care for its residents and their families during this difficult time.

  • Martens wins TTS award for paper

    The Transplantation Society recently named general surgery resident Greg Martens, M.D., the recipient of the $1,000 Anthony P. Monaco Award for the best translational science paper published in Transplantation.

  • Resident Resource Center available for educational conferences

    Residents and faculty are encouraged to reserve the UAB Department of Surgery Resident Resource Center for educational events by emailing Jamie Moody at jmmoody@uabmc.edu. The Resident Resource Center features a conference room with a television monitor and a number of desktop computers for faculty to use to teach groups of medical students or residents, in order to provide them with more opportunities to accumulate scholarly activity points.Shoutout to the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery’s Jamie Cannon, M.D., who was the first to take advantage of these teaching opportunities in the Resident Resource Center with her weekly Wednesday morning educational conferences.

  • Hello, goodbye 2018: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

    More than 1,200 interns, residents and fellows train in every medical specialty at UAB in Birmingham, at our regional campuses in Montgomery, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa, and in our program in Selma. In an ongoing series, the Department of Surgery will feature incoming and outgoing trainees for all UAB Surgery programs. This week, learn about the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship.

  • Three new faculty join department in August

    Three new faculty join department in August Dr. John McKinney Dr. Eric Schinnerer Dr. Michael HernonThree incoming faculty will join the UAB Department of Surgery this month, taking positions in the divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Acute Care Surgery and Gastrointestinal Surgery.

  • Former resident, fellow receives award while on faculty at UNC

    Former resident, fellow receives award while on faculty at UNC Dr. Lauren RaffAssistant Professor in the Division of General and Acute Care Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, as well as  2016 graduate of the UAB General Surgery Residency Program and 2017 graduate of the UAB Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Lauren Raff, M.D., was recently awarded the UNC Department of Surgery’s Rookie of the Year Award. This annual award is presented by the Department’s general surgery chief residents and recognizes Raff for her impact on resident education.

  • State puts forth resolution to recognize National Stop the Bleed Day

    The Alabama House of Representatives recently signed a resolution to observe National Stop the Bleed Day on March 31 and Alabama Trauma Awareness Day on March 21. The resolution encourages all Alabama citizens, particularly education administrators and faculty, to participate in the Stop the Bleed initiative and learn more about the importance of bleeding control measures.UAB's trauma team has heavily promoted the national Stop the Bleed initiative and has also provided #StoptheBleed training to local schools.

  • Air Force surgeon to become trauma medical director

    The Division of Acute Care Surgery welcomes a new trauma medical director this summer with the addition Daniel B. Cox, M.D. Cox is currently an active-duty Air Force surgeon assigned as the medical director for en route care in the Office of the Command Surgeon, Air Mobility Command. He also serves as a clinically active trauma and emergency general surgeon in the Department of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Cincinnati.

  • Students, resident teachers, faculty instructors attend 3rd annual Surgery Boot Camp

    The Department of Surgery recently hosted the third annual Surgery Boot Camp at UAB. Surgery Boot Camp is a two-week course designed to help fourth-year medical students prepare for their surgical internship year. This year’s event, held March 26 – April 6, saw 15 student participants, all of whom had matched into surgery-related specialties such as general surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery or obstetrics and gynecology.

  • Department of Surgery hosts Society of Black Academic Surgeons 28th Annual Meeting

    Department of Surgery hosts Society of Black Academic Surgeons 28th Annual Meeting The UAB Department of Surgery hosted the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) 28th Annual Meeting last week. More than 200 surgeons from all over the country traveled to Birmingham to attend the meeting.

  • Two faculty members receive RIME faculty development funding

    Two faculty members receive RIME faculty development funding Cordelia Stearns, M.D., and Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, were selected to receive the 2018 Research and Innovations in Medical Education (RIME) Faculty Development Award. Both Stearns and Lindeman received $7,500, which will go toward the 2019 Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions.

  • Medical students prepare for Surgery Boot Camp

    From March 26 – April 6, UAB medical students will attend the Department of Surgery’s annual Surgery Boot Camp in order to prepare for their upcoming internships. Surgery Boot Camp gives students interested in pursuing surgery or a related procedure-based specialty the opportunity to attend interactive lectures, work in hands-on skills stations and take part in real-to-life patient simulations.

  • Blood stored longer may be less safe for patients with massive blood loss and shock

    Blood stored longer may be less safe for patients with massive blood loss and shock In a collaborative study using a mouse model, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers from the departments of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Biostatistics, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, and Surgery have found mechanistic links between older stored red blood cell transfusions and subsequent bacterial pneumonia.

  • New faculty joining Department of Surgery

    The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery welcomes three new faculty this month: Christopher G. A. McGregor, M.B., F.R.C.S., M.D. (Hon.); Guerard W. Byrne, Ph.D., and Rongbing Xie, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

  • Transplant programs more than 8,200 miles apart form key partnership

    Transplant programs more than 8,200 miles apart form key partnership After providing UAB's School of Medicine with HIV-positive deceased donor transplant protocols, UAB aims to return the favor to Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa by providing paired exchange transplant training.

  • Call for proposals: UAB GME Works for Well-Being

    The UAB Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office is currently accepting proposals for an initiative that exclusively aims to improve physician wellness at UAB.

  • UAB surgeons explain 'Stop the Bleed' initiative and why more kits are needed

    UAB surgeons explain 'Stop the Bleed' initiative and why more kits are needed UAB joined the Stop the Bleed campaign in 2017, and provided on-site trauma kits and training at Homewood High School. UAB News recently broadcasted a livestream in which UAB physicians demonstrated how to use Stop the Bleed kits in the event of a mass incident.

  • 'A river of trauma' leads to six Bronze Stars

    'A river of trauma' leads to six Bronze Stars Members of an Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team based at UAB are awarded Bronze Stars for their actions while deployed overseas. During their four-month tour at that casualty collection point, the team performed early, potentially lifesaving surgery to wounded American military personnel.

  • Xenotransplant's Cooper honored with national John P. McGovern Award

    Xenotransplant's Cooper honored with national John P. McGovern Award David K.C. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., was presented the prestigious John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award by the Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine during a Jan. 19 ceremony held in Houston. 

  • Kerby to serve on ACS trauma committees

    Kerby to serve on ACS trauma committees Dr. Jeffrey KerbyDivision of Acute Care Surgery Director Jeffrey Kerby, M.D., Ph.D., was recently selected to serve on the Executive Committee of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. Kerby will also serve as chair of the Membership Committee of the ACS Committee on Trauma.

  • UAB announced as SIREN participant

    The UAB Department of Surgery has recently been announced as a participant in the SIREN network. SIREN, short for Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network, seeks to enable the conduct of high-quality, multi-site clinical trials to improve outcomes for patients who experience neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, hematologic and trauma emergency events.

  • Corey, Hendershot elected to AAS Education Committee

    Corey, Hendershot elected to AAS Education Committee Dr. Britney CoreyThe Division of Acute Care Surgery’s Kimberly Hendershot, M.D., and the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery’s Britney Corey, M.D., were recently elected to the Association for Academic Surgery’s Education Committee.Dr. Kimberly Hendershot

  • Hendershot, Krontiras chosen for UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy

    Hendershot, Krontiras chosen for UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy Helen Krontiras, M.D.Dr. Helen Krontiras, director of the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Kimberly Hendershot, M.D., from the Division of Acute Care Surgery were recently accepted into the 2017-18 UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy training program.

  • New faculty recruits join UAB Surgery

    New faculty recruits join UAB Surgery This month, the Department of Surgery welcomes several new faculty recruits to the UAB family.

  • CIREN, Carroll awarded NHTSA funding

    CIREN, Carroll awarded NHTSA funding Dr. Shannon CarrollThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has again selected UAB as a medical center for the Crash Injury Research Engineering Network (CIREN) Program. The current award is $2.3 million over a period of five years, and the Division of Acute Care Surgery’s Shannon Carroll, M.D., serves as the principal investigator. The mission of the CIREN is to improve the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of motor vehicle crash injuries to reduce deaths, disabilities, and human and economic costs. UAB has served as a medical center for CIREN since 2010.

  • Hu wins AAST scholarship

    Hu wins AAST scholarship Dr. Parker HuShoutout to the Division of Acute Care Surgery’s Parker Hu, M.D., who received an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Research and Education Foundation Scholarship to attend the 76th Annual Meeting of the AAST and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery, Sept. 13-16 in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Division of Acute Care Surgery hires new director of research

    The Division of Acute Care Surgery is pleased to announce the addition of Jan O. Jansen, M.B.B.S., Dr. Med., Ph.D., currently a consultant trauma surgeon and intensivist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland, and St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England.

  • ICYMI: Surgery Bootcamp prepares students for internship

    The second annual Surgery Bootcamp took place earlier last month, May 1-12, and was hosted by Kimberly Hendershot, M.D., Britney Corey, M.D., Richard Stahl, M.D., and the Department of Surgery, and supported by the Office of Interprofessional Simulation team.

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