Match Day 400x300 01The UAB Department of Surgery is committed to training and equipping the next generation of surgeons. Our fellowship training programs prepare surgeons for rich careers in their areas of specialty.

Each Match Day ushers in a new group of fellowship trainees, which means we get to welcome incoming trainees and say goodbye to outgoing trainees as they join academic centers or private practices across the nation.

  • Advanced Aortic and Endovascular Surgery


    Dr. Sasha StillSasha Still, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

    Residencies: Baylor University Medical Center (Baylor Scott & White), General Surgery Residency, UAB Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program

  • Abdominal Transplant Surgery


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    Sergio Mancilla, M.D.

    Medical School: Pontificia Universisad Javeriana

    Residency: University of Toronto


  • Breast Oncology


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    Polina Zmijewski, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

    Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital


    Dr. Josephine ShinnJosephine Shinn, M.D.

    Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Residency: Virginia Tech/Carilion Clinic

    Next Steps: Advent Health, Orlando, Florida

  • Colorectal Surgery


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    Thomas Kang, M.D.

    Medical School: Creighton Medical School, Omaha, Nebraska

    Residency: Trihealth Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio


    Dr. Fady Elabbasy

    Fady Elabbasy, M.D.

    Medical School: Cairo University, Egypt

    Residency: Staten Island University Hospital

    Next Steps:

  • Endocrine Surgery



    Jessica Liu McMullin, M.D.

    Medical School: Emory University      

    Residency: Emory University    


    Gillis Andrea whitecoatAndrea Gillis, M.D.

    Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Residency: Albany Medical Center

    Next Steps: UAB Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery faculty

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


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    Leslie Okorji, M.D.

    Medical School: Northwestern University

    Residency: Carolinas Medical Center


    Dr. Tim Finnegan

    Tim Finnegan, M.D.

    Medical School: Florida Atlantic University

    Residency: Mercer University School of Medicine

    Next Steps:

  • Pediatric Surgery


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    Joseph Esparaz, M.D., MPH

    Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago

    Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria OSF St. Francis Medical Center


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    Natalie O’Neill, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

    Residency: University of Maryland

    Next Steps: Assistant Professor, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia

  • Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery


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    Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

    Residency: Beaumont Health – Farmington Hills


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    Oswaldo Quevedo, M.D.

    Medical School: The University of El Salvador

    Residency: The University of El Salvador

    Next Steps: Returning to El Salvador

  • Surgical Critical Care


    Lammers Photo squareDaniel Lammers, M.D.

    Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

    Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center


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    Omar Rakayak, D.O.

    Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic

    Residency: Stony Brook South Hampton Hospital



    Sensing Pic 1 squareThomas Sensing, D.O.

    Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Bradenton

    Residency: Wright State University



    Rindi Uhlich, M.D., MSPH

    Medical School: University of Missouri

    Residency: UAB



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    Sabrina D. Goddard, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

    Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

    Next Steps: UAB, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Attendee


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    Kavina Juneja, M.D.

    Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

    Residency: UAB

    Next Steps: Woodlands Surgical Associates, PLLC Attendee


    LiebelPatrick squarePatrick S. Liebel, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

    Residency: University of Kentucky

    Next Steps: St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID; Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon 

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    Robin L. Tillery, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Utah

    Residency: Tulane University

    Next Steps: UCHealth Memorial, Colorado Springs CO, Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon 

  • Vascular Surgery


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    Calvin Williams, M.D.

    Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Residency: Detroit Medical Center Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit, MI


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    Emily Singer, M.D.

    Medical School: UCLA

    Residency: Ohio State University


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    Felipe Cadavid, M.D.

    Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine; Daytona Beach

    Residency: University of Florida College of Medicine, General Surgery

    Next Steps: UF Health Heart and Vascular Surgery at Halifax Health