Dr. John Holcomb

Professor

Areas of Interest
acute care surgery, injury research, trauma surgery

Biography

Before joining the UAB Department of Surgery in September 2019 as a professor in the Division of Acute Care Surgery, Dr. John B. Holcomb served for 23 years in the Army. Holcomb said he joined the Army to pay for medical school, eventually graduating from the University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock. Holcomb completed a general surgery residency at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, and later a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

According to Holcomb, there are no car “accidents.” He believes that very few people who drive safely, while sober and while wearing a seat belt have accidents. “When you look at it that way, ‘accidents’ are really predictable.”

Education

Medical School
University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rocke

Residency
William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas
General Surgery

Fellowship
University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Surgical Critical Care

Contact

Campus Address
KB 120

Phone
(205) 975-3030

Email
jbholcomb@uabmc.edu