Lambiase named new regional dean of School of Medicine’s Montgomery campus

The UAB Montgomery campus trains medical students and residents, and provides care to more than 8,000 patients in the River Region.
Written by: Kendra Carter
Media contact: Bob Shepard

lambiase.1Louis R. Lambiase, M.D.Louis R. Lambiase, M.D., has been named regional dean of the Montgomery Regional Medical Campus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

Lambiase will join UAB from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, where he is a professor and chair of the Department of Medicine and a professor in the Department of Surgery.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to come to Montgomery, based on the reputation of the community, the Baptist Health System and UAB,” Lambiase said. “Montgomery is a city with both a rich history and a capacity for growth, and I see UAB in Montgomery playing an integral role in that growth, by providing unparalleled clinical care for the River Region and by training the next generation of physicians to care for the River Region.”

Lambiase will officially join UAB on Dec. 1.

“Lou is a phenomenal physician-leader who is dedicated not only to caring for his patients, but to sharing his knowledge and skill with medical students and residents,” said Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the UAB School of Medicine. “I believe he will be a transformative presence for our program in Montgomery, building on the strong foundation and partnership with the Baptist Health System.” 

Established in 2012, the Montgomery Regional Campus was created to help stem a shortage of physicians in much-needed areas around the state and increase the ranks of primary care physicians in Alabama. The campus opened to medical students in 2014, and now 40 third- and fourth-year medical students complete their clinical training at the Montgomery Campus after their preclinical training in Birmingham. It is also home to the Montgomery Internal Medicine Residency and Selma Family Medicine Residency programs. 

The UAB anchor for clinical operations in the River Region, the UAB Montgomery Regional Medical Campus is an ambulatory-based and primary care-focused practice providing care to more than 8,000 active patients.

Lambiase, a gastroenterologist, earned his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1987, followed by an internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh and a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Florida. He also completed fellowships in pancreatic cancer research and biliary endoscopy, and in 2006 earned a master’s degree in health administration from the University of North Florida.

Lambiase and his wife, Martica, have two adult daughters.