Back to Main

Faculty Detail    
Campus Address ZRB 216 Zip 0007
Phone  (205) 934-4376
Other websites
Career Advisor     

Undergraduate  The University of Tennessee    1992  BS Microbiology and Biology 
Medical School  The University of Tennessee    1996  MD 
Residency  The University of Michigan    1999  Internal Medicine Residency 
Graduate  The University of Washington    2000  MPH Epidemiology 
Fellowship  The University of Washington    2002  Infectious Diseases Fellowship 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Center  Center for AIDS Research  Center for AIDS Research Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Center for Women's Reproductive Health Professor
Primary  Medicine  Med - Infectious Diseases Professor
Secondary  Epidemiology  Epidemiology Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics 

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Geisler is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and completed his doctor of medicine degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He later earned a master of public health degree in epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Seattle. Following an internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Geisler served a fellowship at the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. In addition to his current teaching, clinical, and research activities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Geisler has also served as a consultant to the CDC for several projects, including development of the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines and he is the Clinical Associate Director of the UAB Medical Scientist Training Program.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American College of Physicians      
American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association      
American Society for Microbiology      
Chlamydia Basic Research Society      
Infectious Diseases Society of America      

Research/Clinical Interest
His research interests focus on the influence of both biological characteristics of Chlamydia trachomatis and the human host immune-mediated responses on the clinical manifestations and outcomes of urogenital chlamydial infection. His teaching interests include the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sexually transmitted infections. Dr. Geisler is a teaching faculty for the AL-NC STD/HIV Prevention Training Center. His clinical interests in addition to STDs, include hospital epidemiology, nosocomial infections, and antibiotic resistance.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
No records