Medicine - Gastroenterology

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    Chad Burski, Program Director 2016 -

    Dr. Burski, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UAB. He also holds an appointment at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. He received his medical degree at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, LA, and completed both his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at UAB. Dr. Burski currently serves as Program Director of UAB's Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship program and is actively involved in th...

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    Charles Elson III M.D., Vice Chairperson 1987 -

    Dr. Elson received his M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, trained in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital/Cornell, then did his Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Chicago.  After doing full-time research in immunology at N.I.H., he joined the Faculty of the Division of Gastroenterology at the Medical College of Virginia.  He moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to become Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,  and subsequently served a...

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    Douglas Morgan, Division Director 2018 -

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    Kondal Kyanam Kabir Baig, Director 2016 -

    My procedural expertise is in the area of general endoscopy and advanced endoscopy including: diagnostic and therapeutic endosonography and endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreaticography, drainage of pseudocyst, necrosis, and abscess, and endoscopic removal or large polyps, early cancer, and therapy of Barrett's esophagus and cancer

    I am the Director of Endoscopy at UAB and have overseen an increase in the number and kind of procedures performed. I improved the efficiency, throughput...

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    Adam L. Edwards, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Edwards is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is also the Assistant Section Chief for Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from UAB, graduating summa cum laude in 2011. He then completed his internal medicine residency at UAB in 2014 and served as a Chief Medicine Resident at UAB through 2015. He completed his fellowship training in the Division of Gastroent...

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    Ali Ahmed, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Ahmed came to UAB in November 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Interventional Endoscopy in the Basil I. Hirschowitz Center of Endoscopic Excellence.   He received his training in Advanced Endoscopy at Yale University after completing his Fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  He obtained his medical degree at SUNY. His interests are in ERCP, therapeutic EUS, EMR, cystgastrostomy, endoscopic suturing, luminal stenting, dilation, enteroscopy, optically enhanced endoscopy, e...

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    Brendan McGuire, Professor (P) 1996 -

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    Chad Burski, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Burski, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UAB. He also holds an appointment at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. He received his medical degree at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, LA, and completed both his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at UAB. Dr. Burski currently serves as Program Director of UAB's Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship program and is actively involved in th...

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    Charles Dasher, Professor (P) 2009 -

    Dr. Dasher is a Professor of Medicine at UAB and a physician at UAB Highlands.  He graduated from the University of Georgia with a B. S. in Physics and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia.  He completed his residency at UAB, where he served as Chief Medical Resident.  Following his residency, Dr. Dasher also completed a fellowship at UAB under the guidance of Dr. Basil Hirschowitz.  He re-joined the division in January 2009, and has been involved in establishing GI se...

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    Charles Elson III M.D., Professor (P) 1987 -

    Dr. Elson received his M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, trained in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital/Cornell, then did his Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Chicago.  After doing full-time research in immunology at N.I.H., he joined the Faculty of the Division of Gastroenterology at the Medical College of Virginia.  He moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to become Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,  and subsequently served a...

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    Charles Wilcox, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2019 -

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    Christopher Truss, Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    David Fettig, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

    David Fettig, MD (Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology & Hepatology) joined our faculty in May. Dr. Fettig graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science and received his MD from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and served as Chief Resident, and completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant Fellowship at UAB. Dr. Fettig comes back to UAB after having worked ...

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    Douglas Dickinson, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Douglas Dickinson received his M.S. degree in Biophysics and his M.D. degree from Pennsylvania State University. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Dickinson served the Birmingham community in private group gastroenterology practice after establishing Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates between 1977 through 2012. Since 2013 he has been active in the Gastroenterology Fellowship training program at the...

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    Douglas Morgan, Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Frederick Weber, Professor - Clinical (P) 2009 -

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    James Callaway, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Callaway is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UAB and practices at both the Birmingham VA Medical Center and The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency at UAB, where he served as Chief Medical Resident. He remained at UAB to complete his gastroenterology fellowship and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He serves as the Associate Director of the Gastroenterology Fellows...

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    Jerry Spenney, Professor (P) 1970 -

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    Kaartik Soota, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Kirk Russ, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Clinical Educator in Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology with a focus in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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    Kondal Kyanam Kabir Baig, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

    My procedural expertise is in the area of general endoscopy and advanced endoscopy including: diagnostic and therapeutic endosonography and endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreaticography, drainage of pseudocyst, necrosis, and abscess, and endoscopic removal or large polyps, early cancer, and therapy of Barrett's esophagus and cancer

    I am the Director of Endoscopy at UAB and have overseen an increase in the number and kind of procedures performed. I improved the efficiency, throughput...

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    Lawrence Johnson, Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Lesley Smythies Ph.D., Professor - Emeritus (P) 2018 -

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    Meagan Gray, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Mohamed Magdy, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Magdy received his medical degree from Cairo University Medical School. He conducted his post-doctoral fellowship in gastroenterology research at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Magdy finished his internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at East Carolina University, where he served as the Chief Fellow. He completed his Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Magdy specializes in gastrointestinal cancers, achalasia, gas...

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    Mohamed Shoreibah, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Muhammad Khan, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Nicholas Hoppmann, Instructor (P) 2020 -

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    Nipun Reddy, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Nipun Reddy obtained his undergraduate degree at Villanova University and received his medical doctorate at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship at UAB. He joined the faculty at UAB in 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and also has an appointment at the Birmingham VA Medical Center in Gastroenterology. He was named the Ambulatory Medical Director for GI/Hepatology at the Ki...

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    Omair Atiq, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Omair Atiq received his medical degree from the Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham Internal Medicine Residency Program in Montgomery, Alabama. He also completed a fellowship in Digestive and Liver Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Atiq is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hep...

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    Omar Massoud, Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Phillip Smith M.D., Professor (P) 1992 -

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    Pranav Patel, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Ramzi Mulki, Instructor (P) 2020 -

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    Shajan Peter, Associate Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Sugandha is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology. He completed a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery at Madras University in India and then a fellowship in Internal Medicine specializing in Gastroenterology at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. Between 2000 and 2004 he was a Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology at Christian Medical College. In 2005 he became a Staff Gastroenterologist at the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland, un...

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