Leander (Lee) M. Grimm, Jr., M.D.

Assistant Professor
University of South Alabama Department of Surgery



University of South Alabama
Department of Surgery
2451 Fillingim Street
Mastin Building, Suite 706
Mobile, Alabama 36617
(251) 471-7685


Professional Profile

Clinical Focus: Colorectal cancers, colon and rectal surgery

- B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas (1999-2003)
- M.D., University of Texas Medical School at Houston (2003-2007)
- Residency in General Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2007-2012). Served as Administrative Chief Resident (2011-2012)
- Residency in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas (2012-2103)

Medical Licensure:
- Alabama Medical License 
- Texas Medical License (2012-2013)

Board Certifications: 
- American Board of Surgery
- American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Professional Appointments: 
- Surgery Clerkship Director, University of South Alabama College of Medicine (2014 – present)
- Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of South Alabama (2013 – present)
- Member Physician, Colorectal Surgery, University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute (2013 – present)
- Associate Surgery Clerkship Director, University of South Alabama College of Medicine (2013 – 2014)
- House Physician, Kindred Hospital, Dallas, Texas (2012 – 2013)
- Medical Doctor, Birmingham Veteran Affairs Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama (2009 – 2012)

Honors and Academic Achievements:
- Red Sash Award Recipient, Given by graduating medical student class to select faculty members displaying strength of commitment to medical student education (2014)
- UAB General Surgery Administrative Chief Resident (2011-2012)
- Nominated and sent to participate in SAGES Laparoscopic Hernia Course at Washington University as PGY-4 (2010)
- Merck Manual Graduation Award for Academic Achievement, University of Houston Medical School at Houston graduation, (2007)
- Student Surgical Association, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Treasurer (2004-2005)
- Hunt Leadership Scholarship at Southern Methodist University (1999-2003)
- Phi Beta Kappa Society (2002)
- Mortar Board Honor Society (2002)
- Alpha Epsilon Delta, Premed Honor Society, Southern Methodist University, President (2002-2003), Vice-President (2001-2002)
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Southern Methodist University, Treasurer (2001), Risk Manager (2000), Pledge Class President (2000)
- Golden Key Honor Society (2000)

Professional Memberships:
- American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
- Piedmont Society; Southeast US Regional Colorectal Surgery Society
- American Medical Association
- Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
- Alabama Chapter American College of Surgeons
- Medical Association of the State of Alabama
- Mobile County Medical Society

Other Professional Honors / Services:
- University of South Alabama Clerkship Directors Committee (2013-present)
- University of South Alabama EMR PAG Steering Committee (2013-present)
- University of South Alabama Combined Credential Committee (2013-present)
- Mitchell Cancer Institute GI Working Group (2014-present)
- University of South Alabama Program Evaluation Committee (2014-present)
- University of South Alabama Medical-Legal Training Committee (2014-present)

Departmental Teaching:
- MS3 Surgery Clerkship Director, Student Lectures (2013-2014)
- Senior Medical Student Acting Internship in Colorectal Surgery (2013-2014)
- Proctor and Instructor for MS2 Anatomical Dissection (focusing on Colorectal Anatomy) (2013-2014)
- Examiner and Instructor for MS4 Elective Anatomical Dissection Project (2013-2014)

Individual/Tutorial Instruction:
- MS4 Faculty Advisor (2013-present)
- Benign Anorectal Disease MS3 and PA Lectures (2013-present)
- TBL of Benign Colorectal Disease for MS3 and PA (2013-present)
- Resident Anatomical Dissection: Hindgut, Moderator, Instructor (2013-present)
- Resident Preop Conference: Colorectal Surgery, Moderator (2013-present)
- Resident Journal Club: Colorectal Surgery, Moderator (2013-present)

Invited Lectures:
- Alabama and Mississippi Chapters of the American College of Surgeons: Annual Conference, Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization (THD), Sandestin, Florida (June 2014)
- Oncology Outlook 2014, Panel Participant and Case Presenter, Point Clear, Alabama (March 2014)
- Oncology Outlook 2014, The Current Surgical Management of Rectal Cancer, Point Clear, Alabama (March 2014)
- Surgery Grand Rounds, The Current Surgical Management of Rectal Cancer, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama (January 2014)
- Surgery Grand Rounds, Diverticulitis, a Change in the Operative Treatment Paradigm, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama (May 2012)

Selected Publications:

Book Chapters
Grimm LM, Roberts MP, Morris MS: Lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage, in Bailey HR, Eillingham RP, Stamos MJ, Snyder MJ (eds.): Colorectal Surgery. Philadelphia, PA, Elsevier Saunders, 2013, pp 395-402.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Grimm L, Fleshman JW. Modern rectal cancer surgery – total mesorectal excision – the standard of care. Semin Colon Rectal Surg. 2013; 24: 125-131.

Articles in Press
Weaver K, Grimm L.  Changing the way we manage rectal cancer – standardizing TME from open to robotic (including laparoscopic).  Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2014 (in press)


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