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David Rogers, MD

Professor of Surgery, Medical Education and Pediatrics
Chief Wellness Officer, UAB Medicine
Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
ProAssurance Endowed Chair for Physician Wellness
Co-Director, UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy

Areas of Interest
general pediatric surgery, medical education


Dr. David A. Rogers is the chief wellness officer for UAB Medicine and senior associate dean of faculty affairs and professional development in the School of Medicine. He is a pediatric general surgeon with a primary appointment as a professor in the Department of Surgery with secondary appointments in the Departments of Medical Education and Pediatrics. He also has a secondary appointment as professor of management in the Collat School of Business. He is also co-director of the UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy.

Dr. Rogers received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed his general surgery training at the Medical College of Georgia. He subsequently completed his pediatric general surgery training at the University of Tennessee and a pediatric surgery oncology fellowship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He received a Master of Health Professions Education degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has also completed the Surgical Education Research Fellowship program sponsored by the Association for Surgical Education. He has been involved in a number of research programs related to clinical surgery, leadership development and medical education.

Dr. Rogers research has been focused on medical education and clinical pediatric general surgery. His past educational research programs have focused on feedback, technical skills instruction and conflict management. His clinical research projects have investigated innovations that advance the quality of surgery in this unique patient population. Dr. Roger’s clinical interest spans across the spectrum of general pediatric surgery.

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Rogers DA. Advancing Surgical Education Scholarship. American Journal of Surgery 2011;201;106.

Rogers DA, Lingard L, Boelher M, Espin S, Klingensmith M, Mellinger J, Schindler N. Teaching Operating Room Conflict Management to Surgeons: Clarifying the Optimal Approach. Medical Education 2011;45:939-45.

Rogers DA, Boehler ML, Schwind CJ, Meier AH, Wall JCH, Brenner MJ. Engaging Medical Students in the Feedback Process. American Journal of Surgery 2012;203:21-25.

Rogers DA, Boehler ML, Roberts N, Johnson T. Using the Hidden Curriculum to Teach Professionalism during the Surgery Clerkship. Journal of Surgical Education 2012;69:423-7.

Rogers DA, Lingard L, Boehler ML, Espin S, Mellinger JD, Schindler, Klingensmith M. Surgeons managing conflict in the operating room: Defining the educational need and identifying effective behaviors. American Journal of Surgery 2013;205:125-30.

Rogers DA, Lingard L, Boehler ML, Espin S, Schindler N, Klingensmith M, Mellinger J. Foundations for teaching surgeons to address the contributions of systems to operating room team conflict. American Journal of Surgery 2013;206:418-432.

Savage G, Duncan WJ, Knowles K, Nelson K, Rogers DA, Kennedy K. Interprofessional Academic Health Center Leadership Development: The Case of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Healthcare Leadership Academy. Applied Nursing Research 2014;27:104–108.

Seims Aaron D, Nice TR, Mortellaro VE, Lacher M, Ba’Ath ME, Anderson SA, Beierle EA, Martin CA, Rogers DA, Harmon CM, Chen MK, Russell RT.Routine Utilization of Single-Incision Pediatric Endosurgery (SIPES): A 5-Year Institutional Experience." J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech 2015.

Rogers DA, Peterson DT, Ponce BA, White ML, Porterfield JR Jr, Simulation and Faculty Development. Surg Clin North Am. 2015;95:729-37{/slide}


Medical School
University of South Florida

Medical College of Georgia
General Surgery

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Pediatric Surgical Oncology

University of Tennessee
Pediatric General Surgery


Campus Address
Faculty Office Tower 1207

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