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    Parker M.D., Catherine, Administrative Appointment 2018 -

    Catherine Parker is a breast surgical oncologist at the UAB Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic, a clinic in which medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists work together to see approximately 450 new breast cancer cases each year. She is a member of the UAB Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment Clinic.

    Dr. Parker is a fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist with primary research interests in prevention and risk assessment of breast cancer, as well as breast cancer...

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    Ayre, Kareen, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2018 -

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    Contreras M.D., Carlo, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

    Dr. Carlo M. Contreras completed his surgical oncology training at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. There, his focus was on the most effective surgical approaches to hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies. As a member of the UAB Surgical Oncology faculty he cares for patients with a wide variety of malignancies including skin, soft tissue, and gastrointestinal. He promotes a patient-centered approach, and feels that effective communication is paramount in the multidisciplinary ...

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    Dream, Sophie, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2018 -

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    Heslin M.D., Martin, Professor (P) 1996 -

    Dr. Martin J. Heslin, M.D. joined the faculty of UAB Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology in 1996, following completion of his Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Sloan-Kettering Hospital. He is the James P. Hayes, Jr., Endowed Professor in Gastrointestinal Oncology.

    He has extensive training in hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and colorectal surgery. He has established a thriving gastrointestinal oncology practice which focuses primarily on neoplasms of the pancreas, stomach, co...

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    Jaskula-Sztul Ph.D., Renata, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Renata Jaskula-Sztul has a Masters degree in Cell Biology from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland and a PhD in Biochemistry from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences. She completed a two-year postdoctoral training in the Department of Pharmacology followed by an additional three-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Human Oncology at UW-Madison. Since joining the Department of Surgery at UAB she has been working on multiple projects investiga...

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    Krontiras M.D., Helen, Professor (P) 2001 -

    Dr. Krontiras, a breast surgical oncologist, is the Medical Director of the UAB Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic, a clinic in which medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists work together to see approximately 450 new breast cancer cases each year. She is the Co-Director of the Lynne Cohen Preventive Care Program for Women's Cancers at UAB and the Co-Director of the Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment Clinic. In her role as Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory Qual...

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    Lancaster M.D., Rachael, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Lancaster is an assistant professor of surgery within the Division of Surgical Oncology and specializes in breast surgery. She works at the UAB Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic. Here she partners with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to devise and tailor individual treatment plans for patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Dr. Lancaster is a fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist. Her clinical practice focuses on the surgical management of invasive breast ca...

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    Lindeman M.D., Brenessa, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    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...

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    McWhite, Kertrisa, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Kertrisa McWhite is a fellowship trained surgical breast oncologist. She has over 13 years of experience providing a full range of surgical services to women battling breast cancer, along with high risk counseling services for women with a history of breast cancer in their families. She describes herself as a “fixer” and attributes her gravitation toward surgery to that characteristic. She likes surgery because it is technical, but she also enjoys the emotional support she can offer a patien...

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    Parker M.D., Catherine, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Catherine Parker is a breast surgical oncologist at the UAB Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic, a clinic in which medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists work together to see approximately 450 new breast cancer cases each year. She is a member of the UAB Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment Clinic.

    Dr. Parker is a fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist with primary research interests in prevention and risk assessment of breast cancer, as well as breast cancer...

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    Reddy M.D., Sushanth, Assistant Professor (P) 2012 -

    Dr. Sushanth Reddy joined the faculty of the UAB Department of Surgery Division of Surgical Oncology in 2012 as an Assistant Professor. He also serves in the role of Associate Scientist in the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

    An active clinician and researcher, Dr. Reddy’s focus is hepatopancreatobiliary surgery and the therapy and study of pancreatic cancers. He both publishes and lectures regarding his clinical research and findings. His most r...

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    Rose, J. Bart, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. J. Bart Rose joined the faculty of the UAB Department of Surgery Division of Surgical Oncology in 2017 as an Assistant Professor. He has a combined research and clinical appointment. He has been engaged in scientific research for fifteen years. Over this time he contributed to scientific knowledge in the fields of molecular genetics, enzymology, oncologic biomarkers, and clinical outcomes. His focus since entering the field of surgery has been on biomarker research for hepatopancreatobiliary...

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    Urist, Marshall, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2014 -

    Marshall M. Urist, M.D. is the Vice-Chairman of Education for the Department of Surgery at the UAB. He is a native Californian who joined the UAB faculty in 1981 after completing his medical education and surgical training at the University of Chicago, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of California at Los Angeles. He headed the Section of Surgical Oncology from 1985 to 2007. He was the director of the general surgery residency program from 1991 to 2012. His major activities center a...

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    Wang, Thomas, Professor (P) 2007 -

    Thomas Wang, M.D., Ph.D., joined the UAB Department of Surgery Division of Surgical Oncology in 2007. Dr. Wang is a prolific author and researcher with over six book chapters and numerous publications. He presents his clinical and research findings on a national level. He is a committed medical educator serving as the Co-Director of the Surgical Oncology Conference—training both residents and medical students. In 2014, he received the Argus Award which recognized his excellence in post-doctoral ...

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