The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Urology is one of the few nationally ranked urologic programs in the Southeastern United States, and the Department was recently ranked among the top in the country. We are composed of 17 urologists with fellowship training in their respective areas of expertise to evaluate and treatment the spectrum of urologic subspecialties, including: urologic cancer, minimally invasive surgery (including DaVinci robotic surgery), kidney stone disease, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, male reconstruction, urinary incontinence, infertility, pediatrics, and general urology. Our program is dedicated to research in clinical areas, basic science investigations, and the translational component that links these two.
Dean G. Assimos, M.D., is the inaugural chair of the Department of Urology. Assimos is an internationally known researcher and clinician who came to UAB from Wake Forest University, where he was vice chair of urology. He has been actively involved in the establishment of practice guidelines in urology and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Endourology. Assimos also contributes to the urologic survey section of the Journal of Urology. He is an NIH-funded physician scientist whose research has focused on endogenous oxalate synthesis and the role of dietary oxalate in kidney stone formation.The Department of Urology is heavily invested in community outreach, facilitating the urologic care of all demographic populations throughout Alabama and the surrounding states. We are committed to and involved in many clinical trials, including those sponsored by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and National Institutes of Health, as well as industry-sponsored studies such as the regeneration of urinary bladders.
We accept three residents per year for training in our comprehensive five-year program. Two fellowships are also availabe: Endourology, and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.