Drs. Uhlich, Rajaei and BakerFrom left to right: Drs. Uhlich, Rajaei and BakerUpcoming PGY5 General Surgery Residents Rindi Uhlich, M.D., and Mohammad Rajaei, M.D. have been selected as administrative chiefs, while Samantha Baker, M.D., MSHPed, will serve as education chief for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Specifically, Rajaei is the James Davies Endowed Chief, Uhlich is the Helen Krontiras Endowed Chief, and Baker is the Kirby Bland Endowed Chief. Two incoming senior residents are chosen each year to act as administrative chiefs, overseeing the residency program and working closely with the program director and department chair. In addition, an incoming senior resident is also chosen to serve as Education Chief Resident and coordinate the education activities of the program. 

Residency leadership would like to thank the service of outgoing Administrative Chiefs Greg Martens, M.D., Ph.D, and Margaux Mustian, M.D., MPH, as well as Education Chief Laura Stafman, M.D., Ph.D.

Drs. Martens, Mustian and StafmanFrom left to right: Drs. Martens, Mustian and Stafman“Drs. Martens, Mustian and Stafman did an incredible job leading our outstanding group of residents this year,” said Britney Corey, M.D., Director of the General Surgery Residency Program. “Our administrative and education chiefs are an integral part of our program, and we are grateful to have another wonderful group of leaders step in for the 2021-2022 year. I look forward to all that they will accomplish.” 

The UAB General Surgery Residency Program provides an outstanding clinical experience with many unique opportunities including research participation, extensive robotic surgery training, international training opportunities and more.