Dr. Maddox was Clinical Professor of Surgery from 1969-1993.


  • 2020 Laura Esserman, M.D., MBA
  • 2019 Peter Allen, M.D.
  • 2018 Douglas S. Tyler, M.D.
  • 2017 Shelley Hwang, M.D. , MPH
  • 2016 Nipun B. Merchant, M.D.
  • 2015 Merrick I. Ross, M.D.
  • 2014 Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D., MBA
  • 2013 David L. Bartlett, M.D.
  • 2011 2011 John P. Hoffman, M.D.
  • 2010 James R. Howe, V, M.D.
  • 2009 Mitchell C. Posner, M.D.
  • 2008 Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D.
  • 2007 David L. Bartlett, M.D.
  • 2006 Daniel G. Coit, M.D.
  • 2005 Timothy J. Eberlein, M.D.
  • 2004 Donald L. Morton, M.D.
  • 2003 William C. Wood, M.D.
  • 2002 David P. Winchester, M.D.
  • 2001 Raphael E. Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2000 Edward M. Copeland, III, M.D.
  • 1999 Jon A. van Heerden, M.D.
  • 1998 Murray F. Brennan, M.D.
  • 1997 Kirby I. Bland, M.D.
  • 1995 John L. Cameron, M.D.
  • 1994 Charles M. Balch, M.D.


About William A. Maddox

William A. Maddox, M.D., was born Oct. 8, 1920, in Abbeville, Alabama, and received his undergraduate education at Troy State Teacher’s College in Troy, Alabama, and the University of Alabama. His medical studies were initiated at the University of Alabama Medical College, a two-year school of medicine, and he completed his clinical studies at Cornell University Medical Center from which he received his M.D. degree in 1944. Dr. Maddox then served an internship in surgery at the U.S. Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, followed by a residency in general surgery at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. His residency training was completed at the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center. Dr. Maddox returned to join the faculty at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1952 where he was appointed an instructor in the Department of Surgery. Rising through the academic ranks, in 1969 he was appointed Clinical Professor of Surgery.

William A. Maddox, M.D.Dr. Maddox dedicated himself to the surgical care of cancer patients and in particular patients with head and neck malignancies. He was an outstanding teacher as well as clinician and medical researcher. He led the Alabama Breast Cancer Project from 1976 to 1984 wherein he organized surgeons from all parts of this state to participate in a prospective randomized clinical trial. Dr. Maddox was a member of many professional and scholarly organizations including the Alabama Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Education, the American College of Surgeons (Governor, 1986-1991), the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons (President, 1978). In addition to his skills as a clinical investigator, he was also an outstanding teacher who inspired medical students and residents to follow his example in the care of surgical patients. Dr. Maddox retired from the Department of Surgery in 1993 after 41 years of dedication to patient care, research and teaching. This lectureship in Surgical Oncology is dedicated in his honor.