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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address KB 417 Zip 0000
Phone  (205) 975-3000
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Graduate  Georgetown University    1999  MS 
Medical School  University of Tennessee Health Science Center    2003  MD 
Graduate  Oregon Health Science University Hospital & Clinic    2009  General Surgery 
Fellowship  University of Texas Health Science Center    2010  Colon and Rectal Surgery 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Gen Surg Gastrointestinal Section Associate Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Melanie Morris joined UAB Department of Surgery’s Gastrointestinal Surgery Division in 2010. She is an Assistant Professor. Dr. Morris has already co-authored two textbook on her specialty of the lower GI tract: colon, small bowel and rectal surgery. She also has begun serving as a Grand Rounds and meeting lecturer. She is board certified, and also serves the VA Medical Center here in Birmingham, AL.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American College of Surgeons  Fellow   
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons  Member   
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract  Member   

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Korb ML, Hawn MT, Singletary BA, Cannon JA, Heslin MJ, O'Brien DM, Morris MS.
Adoption of preoperative oral antibiotics decreases surgical site infection for
elective colorectal surgery. Am Surg. 2014 Sep;80(9):270-3.  
Heslin MJ, Taylor B, Hawn MT, Davies JE, Heslin RT, Mims AH, Morgan JE, Rabun
RL, Smedley WA, Morris MS, Reiff DA, McGwin G, Bland KI, Rue LW. A 100%
departmental mortality review improves observed-to-expected mortality ratios and
University HealthSystem Consortium rankings. J Am Coll Surg. 2014r;218(4):554-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.12.023. Epub 2013 Dec 25. 

Colon, Rectal, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Pneumatosis