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

Cora Lewis, M.D.

Hypertension • Hypertension in African Americans • Body composition

Jayme Locke, M.D.

UAB Kidney Chain • Living kidney donation • Kidney paired donation • Desensitization and incompatible kidney transplantation • HIV-positive kidney transplant • Health services research • Healthcare policy and reform

James Markert, M.D.

Neurosurgery • Treatment of glioma • Gene therapy viral vectors • Malignant brain tumors • Novel therapies for malignant glioma

Marisa Marques, M.D.

Transfusion services • Stem cell collection/blood banking • Blood management • Pathology 

John Mason, M.D.

Ocular melanoma • Diabetic retinopathy • Macular surgery

Tiffany Mayo, M.D.

Medical dermatology • Ethnic skin and hair • Alopecia • Vitiligo • Melasma • Hidradenitis suppurativa

Paul Muntner, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular disease • Hypertension • Blood pressure management • High cholesterol 

Jeffrey Nix, M.D.

Cancers including prostate, bladder, testicular, kidney, penile, adrenal • MRI in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment • Robotic surgery

Soroush Rais-Bahrami, M.D.

Urologic cancers including prostate, kidney, adrenal, testis, bladder, ureteral, penile • Robotic surgery • Advanced imaging for urologic cancers • Genomic testing for urologic cancers

Holly Richter, M.D., Ph.D.

Stress urinary incontinence • Urgency urinary incontinence • Mixed urinary incontinence (stress and urgency) • Vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas • Pelvic organ prolapse • Fecal incontinence • Mesh complications • Vaginal estrogen use

Stephen Russell, M.D.

Annual physicals • Primary physician care Primary care for adults and children • Vaccinations • Urgent care for flu, upper respiratory infections, etc. • Preventive care for adults

Kenneth Saag, M.D.

Treatment and research on rheumatic diseases • Osteoporosis diagnosis

Anath Shalev, M.D.

Diabetes research, drug discovery, and novel treatment approaches • Beta cell and islet biology • Type 1 diabetes • Type 2 diabetes • microRNAs

David Standaert, M.D., Ph.D.

Movement disorders • Parkinson’s disease • Neurodegenerative diseases

Victor Thannickal, M.D.

Fibrotic lung diseases • Acute lung inury

Eric Wallace, M.D.

Telehealth • Nephrology • Chronic kidney disease • Rural health • Diabetes • Fabry disease

Kathy Weise, O.D., MBA, FAAO,

Pediatric eye care • Concussions • Effects of mild traumatic brain injuries • Ocular injuries


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