• Dr. Brenessa Lindeman is a native of Kentucky, receiving her M.D. from Vanderbilt, and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. She did her residency in general surgery at Johns Hopkins University and completed a fellowship in endocrine surgery at the Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her clinical interests include thyroid cancer, benign thyroid disease, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal disease and surgical treatment of inherited endocrine syndromes.

    Dr. Lindeman has distinguished herself as a surgical educator. She served as an Administrative Chief Resident at Hopkins and won both the Medical Student Teaching and the Resident Teaching awards. She earned a Master's of Education in the Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University and served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of American Medical Colleges for four years. She is also an author of the AAMC’s Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency. At UAB, she is the Associate Designated Institutional Official for the Clinical Learning Environment and says her desire is to improve the education and experiences of medical students and residents at UAB and across the United States.

    Building on her expertise as a surgical educator, Dr. Lindeman conducts research into the development of competency in surgical trainees, learning environment, physician wellness and burnout, learner mistreatment, and resident supervision and autonomy.

    She also is a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) and the American Thyroid Association and serves on national committees for the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), the Association for Surgical Education (ASE), the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and American College of Surgeons (ACS).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 What Does the Average Person Know About Endocrine and Vascular Surgeons? 2019
    2019 Are Tc-99m-Sestamibi Scans in Patients With Secondary Hyperparathyroidism and Renal Failure Needed? 2019
    2019 Is Disruptive Behavior Inherent to the Surgeon or the Environment? Analysis of 314 Events at a Single Academic Medical Center 2019
    2019 Competency-based resident education: The United States perspective. 2019
    2019 Prevalence of Thymic Parathyroids in Primary Hyperparathyroidism During Radioguided Parathyroidectomy 2019
    2019 Is Frozen-Section Analysis During Thyroid Operation Useful in the Era of Molecular Testing? 2019
    2019 Effect of Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features (NIFTP) on Malignancy Rates in Thyroid Nodules: How to Counsel Patients on Extent of Surgery 2019
    2019 Adamantinoma-Like Ewing Sarcoma of the Thyroid: A Case Report and Review of the Literature 2019
    2019 Sustaining the momentum: Negative cross-sectional imaging for primary hyperaldosteronism should not preclude endocrine surgical referral 2019
    2019 The posterior adiposity index: a quantitative selection tool for adrenalectomy approach 2019
    2018 Characterization and Perceptions of Surgical Clinician Educators: An International Survey 2018
    2018 To admit or not to admit? Experience with outpatient thyroidectomy for Graves’ disease in a high-volume tertiary care center 2018
    2018 Hyperthyroidism is Underdiagnosed and Undertreated in 3336 Patients: An Opportunity for Improvement and Intervention 2018
    2018 Reducing cost and improving operating room efficiency: examination of surgical instrument processing 2018
    2018 Corrigendum to “Association of burnout with emotional intelligence and personality in surgical residents: Can we predict who is most at risk?” [J Surg Educ (2017) e22–e30] (S1931720417304786) (10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.11.001)) 2018
    2018 Fifteen years of adrenalectomies: impact of specialty training and operative volume 2018
    2018 Student use and perceptions of mobile technology in clinical clerkships – Guidance for curriculum design 2018
    2017 Association of Burnout With Emotional Intelligence and Personality in Surgical Residents: Can We Predict Who Is Most at Risk? 2017
    2017 Impact of near-peer teaching rounds on student satisfaction in the basic surgical clerkship 2017
    2016 Toward defining the foundation of the MD Degree: Core entrustable professional activities for entering residency 2016
    2016 Caught in the middle: A resident perspective on influences from the learning environment that perpetuate mistreatment 2016
    2015 A blended online curriculum in the basic surgery clerkship: A pilot study 2015
    2014 International Residency Program Evaluation: Assessing the Reliability and Initial Validity of the ACGME-I Resident Survey in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 2014
    2014 Faculty and resident evaluations of medical students on a surgery clerkship correlate poorly with standardized exam scores 2014
    2014 Duty hours and perceived competence in surgery: Are interns ready? 2014
    2014 Lower vitamin D levels in surgical hyperparathyroidism versus thyroid patients 2014
    2013 Medical student subinternships in surgery: Characterization and needs assessment 2013
    2009 Surgical Resection Is Justified in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients with Node Negative T4 Satellite Lesions 2009


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    2019 Is Hyperthyroidism Diagnosed and Treated Appropriately in the United States?.  Ed. 53.  2019


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    2015 Step 6: Evaluation and feedback.  121-167. 2015

    Education And Training

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital Surgery, Residency 2016
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital Surgery, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017
  • Full Name

  • Brenessa Lindeman