Urology Health Foundation
Dr. Thomas E. Moody
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Dr. Andrew Strang
Dr. Lee N. Hammontree is a graduate of Lipscomb University and a native of Nashville. He obtained his medical degree in 1988 from The University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Hammontree went on to complete an internship and residency in urology at the University of Tennessee, Memphis.
Dr. Hammontree initially spent eight years in private practice. During this period he led in introducing laparoscopic urologic surgery to Alabama. He taught courses for other urologists and gynecologists in laparoscopic pelvic floor reconstruction. He has proctored numerous others in laparoscopic kidney surgery and has performed thousands of complex laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Hammontree became a member of the faculty of the Division of Urology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2002. During this time he had a busy University practice and served as Chief of Urology at the Veterans Administration Hospital while training urology residents and teaching medical students. He participated in clinical and NIH-funded research and the fellowship program for female urology and
Dr. Thomas E. Moody is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College and the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his residency in urology at the University of Virginia.
Through Dr. Moody’s work screening men for prostate cancer, he received the Mary Lou Wright Distinguished Leadership Award presented by Senator Jeff Sessions for his exceptional public service and dedication in the fight against prostate cancer.
Dr. Moody was instrumental in passing a state law requiring Alabama to cover physician-ordered prostate cancer tests.
Knowing that there was zero funding in the Alabama State budget for prostate cancer screening in the state compared to over $400,000 for breast cancer, Dr. Moody vigorously lobbied and secured funding for these prostate cancer screenings.
urogynecology. He is published in several peer-reviewed journals and served as a reviewer for The Journal of Urology and the Journal of Surgery and Urology.
In January 2006, Dr. Hammontree returned to Urology Centers of Alabama where he continues to offer excellence in minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) surgery. He is the first urologist in the region to offer cryosurgery (freezing) for small kidney tumors and for prostate cancer. He has treated more kidney cancers with cryosurgery than any other urologist in the Southeast and has traveled around the country teaching other urologists cryosurgical techniques.
Dr. Hammontree is also using robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery for removal of kidney cancers and repair of kidney abnormalities.
Dr. Hammontree’s interests include robotic partial nephrectomies, robotic kidney obstruction repair, robotic-assisted laparoscopic kidney surgery (including nephrectomies, partial nephrectomies, Ureteropelvic Junction repair, and cryoablation of kidney tumors), cryoablation of the prostate for prostate cancer, reconstructive surgery, and female urology (including complex pelvic prolapse repair).
Dr. Hammontree is board certified.
Dr. Thomas Douglas Holley
Dr. Lee N. Hammontree
Dr. Thomas Douglas Holley is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL. He completed his internship and residency in surgery and urology at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation Hospital in Louisiana.
He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded the Dr. Earle Drennen scholarship to medical school.
Dr. Holley is board certified.
The University of Alabama Medical School selected Dr. Moody for the “Martha Meyers Role Model of the Year” award for his travels across the state raising awareness about prostate cancer. This award is intended to inspire generations of medical students by highlighting the accomplishment of physician alumni whose lives epitomize the ideal of service to their communities.
WebMD, the leading source of health information services serving consumers, physicians, and healthcare professionals through their public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications, selected Dr. Moody as their “Health Hero” of the year.
Birmingham Southern College in 2014 bestowed on Dr. Moody their highest honor of “The Distinguished Alumni Award." This award recognizes the alumni who exemplify the characteristics instilled by Birmingham Southern College including service to community and college and pursuit of professional excellence.
The University of Alabama Medical Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus award was presented to Dr. Moody for his work in fighting prostate cancer.
After 37 years in active practice. Dr. Moody retired in June 2015, but remains active in the work of the Urology Health Foundation.
Dr. Strang attended Davidson College and went onto Wake Forest University for medical school. He was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society while at Wake Forest. He completed his residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was awarded the Resident Research Award and was honored with First Place in the Division of Urology.
Dr. Strang specializes in general urology as well as robotic and minimally invasive urologic surgery.
Dr. Strang is board certified.