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Tanner Lauren acute Care

Associate Professor
Chief, Emergency General Surgery Service
Program Director, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Areas of Interest
acute care surgery, resident and medical student education


In July of 2015, Dr. Lauren Tanner joined the UAB Division of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery as an instructor and became an attending general surgeon at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. A native of New Jersey, she received her undergraduate degree from Amherst College in 2005, receiving the distinguished honor of Cum Laude with a degree in chemistry. Prior to matriculating to Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, she worked as a research assistant in New Brunswick, N.J., at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where her work focused on fetal lung development. After earning her medical degree, she came to UAB for  general surgery residency training. She then stayed at her home institution to pursue emergency general surgery and participate in resident education.

Dr. Tanner’s main interests are in resident education. She is an active member of the clinical competency committee for reviewing resident progression. She is also playing an integral role in the creation of the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery curriculum and will become a proctor for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery.

Selected Publications

Schwarz, RE. Awasthi, N. Konduri, S. Caldwell, L. Cafasso, D. Schwarz, MA. Antitumor effects of EMAP II against pancreatic cancer through inhibition of fibronectin-dependent proliferation. Cancer Biol Ther. 2010 Apr 9(8):632-9. Epub 2010 Apr 20.

Schwarz, MA. Caldwell, L. Caffaso, D. Zheng, H. Emerging pulmonary vasculature lacks fate specification. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Jan;296(1):L71-81. Epub 2008 Oct 24.


Medical School
Drexel University College of Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham
General Surgery


Campus Address
BDB 621

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