Neurosurgery

Academic Department

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Faculty Administration

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    Markert M.D., M.P.H., James, Department Chairperson 2013 -

    Dr. Markert received an A.B. degree cum laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, where he also pursued graduate studies in Applied Mathematics. He then obtained his M.D. degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988 with a simultaneous award of a Masters in Public Health, also from Columbia University. He performed his general surgery internship, as well as his neurological surgery residency, at the University of Michigan Medical Center under Dr. Julian...

  • Faculty Position

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    Bentley, Jessica, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Chambers, Melissa, Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Chambers earned her Bachelor's and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Auburn University and her M.D. degree from UAB. She completed the Halsted Surgical Internship at Johns Hopkins University and Neurosurgical Residency at Vanderbilt University. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.

    Clinical interests include all areas of neurological surgery involving brain, spine and periph...

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    Fisher III, Winfield, Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Fisher has spent the majority of his career at UAB developing a nationally recognized neurovascular service. This has included not only a state-of-the art neurosurgical unit, but active participation in intensive care and gamma knife therapy. He is the presently head of one of the largest Neurointensive care units in the country. He, with otolaryngologist Dr. Benjamin McGrew, has developed a vigorous skull base service with outstanding surgical results dealing with acoustic neuromas and skul...

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    Guthrie M.D., Barton, Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Barton L. Guthrie received his B.S. in psychology, followed by an M.D. degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1980. Dr. Guthrie then pursued post-doctoral studies in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, at UAB. Subsequently, he trained in neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic, followed by a fellowship at Stanford University. Between 1988-1992, Dr. Guthrie was an assistant professor at the George Washington University, before finally arriving to the UAB Division of Neurosurg...

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    Hadley, Mark, Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Mark N. Hadley has been a neurosurgeon since 1988 and has been a Professor at UAB for 26 years. He specializes in the treatment of spinal column and spinal cord disorders. He has been recognized as one of America's Top Doctors since 2001 and among the “Top 1%” in his specialty in the United States since 2011. He is busy in a number of areas in neurosurgery at UAB and nationally: patient care, teaching, research, publishing, and leadership.

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    Harrigan, Mark, Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Irwin, Zachary, Instructor (P) 2019 -

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    Jones, Jesse, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Le, Elizabeth, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Markert M.D., M.P.H., James, Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Markert received an A.B. degree cum laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, where he also pursued graduate studies in Applied Mathematics. He then obtained his M.D. degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988 with a simultaneous award of a Masters in Public Health, also from Columbia University. He performed his general surgery internship, as well as his neurological surgery residency, at the University of Michigan Medical Center under Dr. Julian...

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    Okor, Mamerhi, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Mamerhi Okor completed his undergraduate and medical studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He then completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, graduating in 2007. Dr. Okor pursued a fellowship under Dr. Najeeb Thomas at East Jefferson General Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, specializing in minimally invasive spinal surgery. His interests include minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of degenerative and traumatic spinal conditions ...

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    Pritchard, Patrick, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Patrick R. Pritchard earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and he is an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Pritchard completed a general surgery internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland after which he served a tour in the United States Navy as a general medical officer with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in Okinawa, Japan and with the United States Marine Cor...

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    Riley, Kristen, Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Riley grew up in Huntsville, AL, attended undergraduate at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and medical school at University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed Neurosurgery Residency at UAB and a fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, England.
    Dr. Riley joined the Neurosurgery faculty in 2004.
    Dr. Riley specializes in non-vascular, cranial neurosurgery including general cranial neurosurgery and:
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    Staner, Thomas, Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Staner is one of the few neurological specialists in the country who is board certified in both neurosurgery and neurology. He has a special interest in complex spine disorders, as well the more common problems of stenosis and spondylolisthesis.
    Dr. Staner has more than 40 years of neurological experience in conditions of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. He ran a successful private practice, Alabama Neurosurgeons, P.C., before joining UAB in 2016. He is founder of the Greystone N...

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Bredel M.D., Ph.D., Markus, Professor (S) 2013 -

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    Fiveash M.D., John, Professor (S) 2013 -

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    Friedman M.D., Gregory, Associate Professor (S) 2018 -

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    Nabors M.D., Louis, Professor (S) 2013 -

    Dr. Nabors, originally from Columbus, Mississippi, obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1985. He then obtained his Medical Doctorate from the University of Tennessee in 1991. Dr. Nabors was active in the United States Navy as a Flight Surgeon from 1992-95. Afterwards, he completed a Neuro-oncology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2000 and is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
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    Vaughan, Tom, Associate Professor (S) 2013 -

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