Anton J. Bueschen Professor
Department Chair

Areas of Interest
complex stone disease, endourology


Dean G. Assimos, M.D., has been the professor and chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine for the past 10 years. He is retiring from UAB on September 30, 2022 and hopes to be honored as professor and chair emeritus, which will enable him to continue to mentor faculty engaged in kidney stone-related research, as well as participate in ongoing federally funded grants.

Assimos is an internationally known researcher and clinician who came to UAB as the inaugural chair of the Department of Urology from Wake Forest University where he was vice chair of urology. He received his medical degree from the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago.

Assimos completed a six-year residency in urology at Northwestern University in 1983. He was a fellow in renal reconstructive surgery and stone disease at Wake Forest University the following year and then an American Urological Association research scholar from 1984 to 1986.

Assimos has been actively involved in the establishment of practice guidelines in urology. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Endourology and 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.

His clinical practice is concentrated on the surgical management of patients with complex calculous disease, ureteral reconstruction, and metabolic stone evaluation and treatment.

Education & Training

Medical School
Loyola University, M.D. 1977

Northwestern University Hospital

Northwestern University Hospital

Contact Information

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