D. Lynn Dyess, M.D.
Dr. Lynn Dyess specializes in breast and thyroid cancers. She received a B.S. in pharmacy from Auburn University, completed medical school at the University of South Alabama and completed her graduate school education in basic medical sciences from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Dyess completed her general surgery internship at the University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals and her general surgery residency and burn fellowship at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Dyess serves on several College of Medicine committees, and is Chairperson of the Cancer Coordinating Committee. She is a member of several prestigious professional organizations, including but not limited to: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Association for Academic Surgery; Society of University Surgeons and American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Dyess is an editorial consultant for the Southern Medical Journal, has been awarded several grants, and has authored several peer-reviewed publications.
Lee Grimm, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Leander (Lee) M. Grimm, Jr. served as Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellow at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas prior to joining the team at Mitchell Cancer Institute. Dr. Grimm received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and was an Administrative Chief Resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. With a special interest in colorectal cancers, Dr. Grimm has authored several articles and presentations. He is a member of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.
John Hunter, M.D.
Prior to joining USA, Dr. John Hunter served as assistant professor of acute care and trauma surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and as a general surgeon at the VA Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Hunter earned his medical degree from UAB, where he also completed his residency training in general surgery. He then completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at UAB and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Texas Houston Colon and Rectal Clinic. Dr. Hunter is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Spencer Liles, M.D.
Dr. Spencer Liles is an assistant professor of surgery. He completed his fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. A native of Birmingham, Dr. Liles earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his residency training in general surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His clinical interests include breast, endocrine and gastrointestinal malignancies as well as melanoma. Dr. Liles is board certified in surgical oncology. He has authored numerous articles and abstracts on pancreatic adenocarcinoma, sarcoma and rectal cancer.
Anthony Martino, M.D.
Dr. Anthony Martino serves as Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Martino earned his undergraduate degree from Loyola University in Chicago. He received his medical degree from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and completed his residency in General Surgery at Columbus Hospital, Chicago. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at State University of New York in Syracuse. Dr. Martino has completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Martino is a member of several prestigious organizations including: the American Association of Neurological Surgeons; Congress of Neurological Surgeons; International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery; Fellow, American College of Surgeons, and Neurosurgical Society of America. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and is frequently a presenter and guest lecturer at many conferences.
Paul Rider, M.D.
Dr. Paul Rider is a surgeon practicing within the Department of Surgery. He obtained a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Economics from Emory University. He obtained his medical degree from the University of South Alabama, College of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Kentucky and fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Ochsner Health System, New Orleans. Dr. Rider is the recipient of numerous awards and holds several prestigious professional affiliations including: American College of Surgeons; Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; American Medical Association and the Louisiana State Medical Society. He has presented nationally and authored numerous peer-reviewed publications.
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