SOMPatrick Selph, M.D., has been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor on the tenure earning track, effective October 1, 2021. 

Selph Patrick Selph, M.D.

Selph specializes in urethral stricture disease, ureteral stricture disease, erectile dysfunction, male urinary incontinence, and complications of pelvic radiation therapy.

He earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He went on to complete a residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a fellowship at Duke University before joining the UAB Department of Urology in 2015. 

Selph is currently the only urologist in Alabama who is fellowship-trained in genitourinary cancer survivorship, a field that focuses on the urologic complications of cancer treatment.

Knight newsJohn Knight, Ph.D.

John Knight, Ph.D., associate professor, has recieved tenure, effective October 1, 2021. 

Knight earned his Ph.D. in Physiological Sciences at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His postdoctoral studies with Mark Lively, Ph.D., in the Department of Otolaryngology at Wake Forest University Health Sciences, demonstrated that reflux of acid and pepsin from the stomach could play a role in voice disorders.

After his postdoctoral training, he joined the Urology Research Laboratory at Wake Forest University Health Sciences, and shifted his research focus to kidney stone disease.

He joined the UAB Department of Urology in 2012 to continue his research on calcium oxalate kidney stone disease, bacterial oxalate degradation, oxalobacter formigenes, endogenous oxalate synthesis, and primary hyperxaluria.