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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address BDB 616 Zip 0012
Phone  (205) 934-3028
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Medical School  University of Chicago S.O.M.    1971  MD 
Graduate  John Hopkins Hospital    1972  MD 
Residency  Johns Hopkins Hospital    1974  General Surgery 
Fellowship  Clinical Research Fellowship ACS    1974  MD 
Fellowship  University of California Medical Center    1974  MD 

American Board of Surgery   1980, 2000 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Gen Surg Oncology Section Professor Emeritus
Primary    Surgery Chair Office
Primary    Surgery - Gen Surg Oncology Section

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Chair of Division 

Biographical Sketch 
Marshal M. Urist, M.D. is the Champ Lyons Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 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 around surgical education, clinical trials and patient care. He served as Director of the American Board of Surgery and was Chairman of the Surgical Oncology Advisory Council of the ABS. He has been active in raising educational standards in surgical oncology as chairman of the Training Committee of the Society of Surgical Oncology and as an officer of the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. He is the author or co-author of over 100 journal publications and 40 textbook chapters. Over the past 34 years, he has contributed to the organization, oversight and accessions for cancer clinical trials at the regional, national and international levels.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American College of Surgeons  Officer    
Surgical Oncology Advisory Council of the ABS  Chair    
Society of Surgical Oncology  Chair of Training Committee   
American Board of Surgery  Director   

Surgical Oncology, breast carcinoma, melanoma, head and neck, sarcoma