Selwyn Vickers has been Senior Vice President of Medicine and Dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine since October 2013. As dean, Dr. Vickers leads the UAB School of Medicine’s main campus in Birmingham as well as the school’s regional campuses in Montgomery, Huntsville, and Tuscaloosa.

Selwyn, a member of the Institute of Medicine, is a world-renowned surgeon, pancreatic cancer researcher, pioneer in health disparities research and a native of Alabama.

Selwyn is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (Institute of Medicine) and the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars. He has served on the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Board of Trustees and Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees. In addition, he has served as president of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and the Southern Surgical Association, and is President-Elect of the American Surgical Association, the oldest and most prestigious surgical society.