• Dr. David A. Rogers is a professor in the Departments of Surgery, Medical Education and Pediatrics and the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development in the School of Medicine at UAB. He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed his general surgery training at the Medical College of Georgia. He subsequently completed his pediatric general surgery training at the University of Tennessee and a pediatric surgery oncology fellowship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He received a Master of Health Professions Education degree (MHPE) from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has also completed the Surgical Education Research Fellowship program sponsored by the Association for Surgical Education. Dr. Rogers has an ongoing educational research program focused on the role of education in improving surgeon conflict management in the operating room.

    Outside of his research and clinical activities, Dr. Rogers has served in a number of educational administrative roles and is currently the Course Chair of the American College of Surgeon’s Resident as Teachers and Leaders course. A recipient of numerous department and institutional teaching awards, Dr. Rogers is a 2012 recipient of an Association for Surgical Education Distinguished Educator Award.

    Dr. Rogers came to UAB in 2012 from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine where he was professor of surgery and pediatrics. In his role at UAB, Dr. Rogers is responsible for helping faculty physicians and scientists successfully meet their individual professional goals and helping UAB attract and retain the highest caliber educators, clinicians and researchers. He is also co-director of the UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy.

    In his non-academic life, he is married to Laura Rogers, M.D., M.P.H., an internist with a National Institutes of Health-funded program of research focused on exercise in oncology patients; she is a faculty member in UAB’s Department of Nutrition Sciences in UAB’s School of Health Professions. They have two adult sons, Andrew and Charles.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023 An Investigation of Organizational Correlates of Distress in Non-Clinician Biomedical Researchers in the United StatesJournal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare.  16:333-343. 2023
    2022 Identification of Leadership Behaviors that Impact General Surgery Junior Residents’ Well-being: A Needs Assessment in a Single Academic CenterJournal of Surgical Education.  79:86-93. 2022
    2021 Addressing durable educational concerns in a rapidly changing world 2021
    2021 Perforated Appendicitis during a Pandemic: The Downstream Effect of COVID-19 in ChildrenJournal of Surgical Research.  268:263-266. 2021
    2021 Trending diversity: Reviewing four-decades of graduating fellows and the current leadership in pediatric surgeryJournal of Pediatric Surgery.  56:1294-1298. 2021
    2021 Have the Characteristics for Success as a Surgeon Changed? A Century of Perspective Through the American College of SurgeonsJournal of the American College of Surgeons.  232:203-209. 2021
    2021 Does a brief workshop change clinical associate students’ resilience? 2021
    2021 Returning to Growth: One Academic Medical Center's Successful Five-Step Approach to Change ManagementAcademic Medicine.  1401-1407. 2021
    2018 Needs Assessment for an American College of Surgeons Certificate in Applied Surgical Education Leadership (CASEL)Journal of Surgical Education.  75:e112-e119. 2018
    2018 Systemic Thrombolysis of an Occlusive Aortic Thrombus in a Neonate on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. 2018
    2018 Systemic Thrombolysis of an Occlusive Aortic Thrombus in a Neonate on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. 2018
    2018 Moving Career Development Upstream: Evaluation of a Course for Internal Medicine Trainees Contemplating Career Pathways in Academic MedicineSouthern Medical Journal.  111:471-475. 2018
    2018 Faculty perceptions of resident skills decay during dedicated research fellowships 2018
    2016 Which educational interventions improve healthcare professionals’ resilience?Medical Teacher.  38:1236-1241. 2016
    2016 Closure of a traumatic esophagomediastinal fistula in a child by endoscopic fulguration and fibrin injection 2016
    2016 Outcome assessment of renal replacement therapy in neonatesJournal of Surgical Research.  204:34-38. 2016
    2016 Risk factors for stricture formation after esophageal atresia repairJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques.  26:393-398. 2016
    2015 Simulation and Faculty DevelopmentSurgical Clinics of North America.  95:729-737. 2015
    2015 Routine utilization of Single-Incision Pediatric Endosurgery (SIPES): A 5-year institutional experienceJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques.  25:252-255. 2015
    2014 Interprofessional academic health center leadership development: The case of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's healthcare leadership academyApplied Nursing Research.  27:104-108. 2014
    2013 Foundations for teaching surgeons to address the contributions of systems to operating room team conflict 2013
    2013 Surgeons managing conflict in the operating room: Defining the educational need and identifying effective behaviors 2013
    2012 Evaluation of the Maquet Neonatal and Pediatric Quadrox i with an integrated arterial line filter during cardiopulmonary bypassPerfusion.  27:399-406. 2012
    2012 Using the hidden curriculum to teach professionalism during the surgery clerkshipJournal of Surgical Education.  69:423-427. 2012
    2012 A systematic evaluation of the core communication skills expected of a perfusionistPerfusion.  27:43-48. 2012
    2012 Engaging medical students in the feedback process 2012
    2011 Teaching operating room conflict management to surgeons: Clarifying the optimal approachMedical Education.  45:939-945. 2011
    2011 Advancing Surgical Education Scholarship 2011
    2010 Further conversation about collaborationMedical Education.  44:1163-1165. 2010
    2008 Impact of a structured skills laboratory curriculum on surgery residents' intraoperative decision-making and technical skills.Academic Medicine.  83:S68-S71. 2008
    2008 The Role of Simulation in Surgical Continuing Medical EducationSeminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery.  19:108-114. 2008
    2008 Impact of a structured skills laboratory curriculum on surgery residents' intraoperative decision-making and technical skills.Academic Medicine.  83. 2008
    2007 A Theory-Based Curriculum for Enhancing Surgical SkillfulnessJournal of the American College of Surgeons.  205:492-497. 2007
    2006 Surgeons Managing Conflict: A Framework for Understanding the ChallengeJournal of the American College of Surgeons.  203:568-574. 2006
    2006 An investigation of medical student reactions to feedback: A randomised controlled trialMedical Education.  40:746-749. 2006
    2005 Protein and nitrogen metabolism changes following closed head injury or cardiothoracic surgery in pediatric patients.The journal of pediatric pharmacology and therapeutics : JPPT : the official journal of PPAG.  10:183-190. 2005
    2005 The effects of group dynamics on resident progress committee deliberations 2005
    2005 Perceptions of operating room tension across professions: Building generalizable evidence and educational resourcesAcademic Medicine.  80. 2005
    2004 A senior elective designed to prepare medical students for surgical residency 2004
    2004 Variables influencing medical student learning in the operating room 2004
    2003 Self-assessment in simulation-based surgical skills training 2003
    2003 Who are the surgery clerkship directors and what are their educational needs? 2003
    2002 Ethical and educational considerations in minimally invasive surgery training for practicing surgeonsSurgical Innovation.  9:206-211. 2002
    2002 Medical student contact with patients on a surgery clerkship: Is there a chance to learn?Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  195:539-542. 2002
    2002 A role for error training in surgical technical skill instruction and evaluation 2002
    2002 Ethical and Educational Considerations in Minimally Invasive Surgery Training for Practicing SurgeonsSurgical Innovation.  9:206-211. 2002
    2001 Improving continuing medical education for surgical techniques: Applying the lessons learned in the first decade of minimal access surgeryAnnals of Surgery.  233:159-166. 2001
    2000 Peer teaching and computer-assisted learning: An effective combination for surgical skill training?Journal of Surgical Research.  92:53-55. 2000
    2000 The impact of external feedback on computer-assisted learning for surgical technical skill training 2000
    1999 A virtual reality module for intravenous catheter placement 1999
    1998 Computer-assisted learning versus a lecture and feedback seminar for teaching a basic surgical technical skill 1998
    1998 A prospective, randomized comparison of traditional and laparoscopic inguinal exploration in children 1998
    1998 Neonatal pharyngeal pseudodiverticulum mimicking esophageal atresiaSouthern Medical Journal.  91:1163-1166. 1998
    1996 Combined sequestration, bronchogenic cyst, and dysgenetic lung simulating congenital lobar emphysemaSouthern Medical Journal.  89:1220-1222. 1996
    1996 A prospective evaluation of an endoscopic ultrasonic probe to detect intraparenchymal malignancy at pediatric thoracoscopyJournal of laparoendoscopic surgery.  6:233-237. 1996
    1996 Fix the skill mix.Nursing Management.  2:14-15. 1996
    1996 The status of pediatric surgical rotations by residents in pediatricsJournal of Pediatric Surgery.  31:1362-1363. 1996
    1995 Indications for hemiscrotectomy in the management of genitourinary tumors in childrenJournal of Pediatric Surgery.  30:1437-1439. 1995
    1994 Breast malignancy in childrenJournal of Pediatric Surgery.  29:48-51. 1994
    1994 Laparoscopic splenectomy in childhoodJournal of Pediatric Surgery.  29:975-977. 1994
    1994 Primary malignancy of the salivary gland in childrenJournal of Pediatric Surgery.  29:44-47. 1994
    1993 A "Smart needle" to facilitate difficult vascular access in pediatric patientsJournal of Pediatric Surgery.  28:1401-1402. 1993
    1993 Buprenorphine versus morphine for patient-controlled analgesia after cholecystectomyJournal of the American College of Surgeons.  177:1-6. 1993
    1992 A comparison of a new two-layer anatomic repair to the traditional Shouldice herniorrhaphy 1992
    1992 Evolving uses of laparoscopy in childrenSurgical Clinics of North America.  72:1299-1313. 1992
    1992 Gastrostomy: Operative or nonoperative?Surgical Clinics of North America.  72:515-524. 1992
    1992 Sarcomas of the flexor fossae in children: Is amputation necessary?Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  27:964-967. 1992
    1992 Thoracoscopy in children: An initial experience with an evolving techniqueJournal of laparoendoscopic surgery.  2:7-14. 1992
    1990 A prospective study of patient-controlled analgesia. Impact on overall hospital course 1990
    1990 Bilateral ovarian fibromas in childrenJournal of Pediatric Surgery.  25:690-691. 1990
    1990 Role of highly selective vagotomy and duodenoplasty in the treatment of postbulbar duodenal obstruction 1990
    1989 Gastrointestinal vascular ischemia caused by ergotamineSouthern Medical Journal.  82:1058-1059. 1989
    1985 The use of coal spoils as feed materials for alumina recovery by acid-leaching routes. 3. The effect of the leaching conditions on the extraction of aluminium and iron from a fluidised bed ashHydrometallurgy.  13:283-291. 1985
    1983 The use of coal spoils as feed materials for alumina recovery by acid-leaching routes. 1. The suitability and variability of the feed materialsHydrometallurgy.  10:79-96. 1983
    1983 The use of coal spoils as feed materials for alumina recovery by acid-leaching routes. 2. The effect of the calcination conditions on the leaching properties of the colliery spoilHydrometallurgy.  10:97-109. 1983


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    2020 Case study 9B: Developing a next-generation mobile electronic health record system for the ryder trauma center.  130-134. 2020
    2015 Reflections on case studies in mobile seamless learning.  109-117. 2015
    2009 Contextual learning and memory retention the use of near field communications, QR codes, QBIC, and the spacing effect in location based learning.  309-320. 2009
    2005 Education and training for pediatric minimal access surgery.  471-478. 2005

    Education And Training

  • Medical College of Georgia, Residency
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center, Residency
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center, Residency
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of South Florida 1984
  • Full Name

  • David Rogers
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