Experts Guide
UAB’s public relations specialists are the fastest, most efficient way for reporters to reach UAB experts on deadline. Call 205-934-3884.

We also have a full-service broadcast team that can facilitate interviews for TV, radio or Skype and provide b-roll or sound on request. Search by topic or name to find featured experts or contact Public Relations for additional information.
Health & Medicine Experts

Dean Assimos, M.D.

Clinical care of the kidney stone patient • Metabolic causes of kidney stones • Kidney stone research

Mark Bailey, D.O., Ph.D.

Pain management — treatment and solutions

Herb Chen, M.D. 

Thyroid and parathyroid cancer • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery • Endocrine surgery 

Do-Yeon Cho, M.D.

Seasonal allergies • Upper respiratory airway diseases • Cystic Fibrosis • Endoscopic skull base surgery 

David K.C. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.

Transplantation • Xenotransplantation • Nephrology • Cardiology • Diabetes

Mark T. Dransfield, M.D.

COPD • Lung cancer • Vaping effects on the lungs 

Laura Dreer, Ph.D. 

Concussions • Adjustment to chronic health conditions • Development of health promotions interventions for patients and family caregivers 

Raegan Durant, M.D., MPH  

Cardiovascular disease • Hypertension • Minority health • Preventive medicine • Health disparities

Susanne Fogger, DNP 

Opioid abuse and treatment • Chronic pain management • Veterans' mental health • Addiction treatments • Mental health 

David Geldmacher, M.D.

Memory disorders • Alzheimer’s disease • Dementia • Clinical trials of dementia therapy • Dementia risk assessment • Visual processing

Amy Goss, Ph.D.

Nutrition • Obesity • Metabolism • Diabetes prevention and treatment • Ketogenic diet

Grace Grau, DNP

Health Disparities • Cardiovascular disease • Chronic and continuing care for adults and the elderly 

Jessica Grayson, M.D. 

Sinus infections • Seasonal allergies • Olfactory sense issues • Upper respiratory airway diseases • Nasal medicine • Influenza 

Benjamin Greene, M.D.

Head and neck oncology • Microvascular reconstruction • Facial nerve repair and rehabilitation

Head and neck oncology
· Microvascular reconstruction
· Facial nerve repair and rehabilitation

Deidre Gunn, M.D.

Infertility • Fibroids • Endometriosis • Polycystic ovarian syndrome • Reproductive conditions • Reproductive surgery • Menopause • Fertility preservation

Todd Jenkins, M.D.

Gynecologic surgery • Abnormal uterine bleeding • Patient engagement

Greg Kennedy, M.D. 

Colon Cancer • Rectal cancer • Anal cancer • Inflammatory bowel disease • Colorectal surgery 

Vineeta Kumar, M.D.

Nephrology • Living kidney donation • Incompatible kidney transplantation

David LaFon, M.D.

Pneumonia • Pulmonary disease • Influenza 

Rachael Lee, M.D.

Healthcare epidemiology • Infection prevention • Outbreak of infectious disease locally and globally including the flu • Multi-drug resistant pathogens in relation to infection control

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