Department of Urology

The faculty of the USA Department of Urology stand in front of USA Health University Hospital.

Interim Chair’s Message

Christopher E. Keel, D.O., F.A.C.S.Greetings,

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Urology at the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama. Our department is the only group of urologists in the area that provides comprehensive urologic care for all conditions, from infant to elderly. Together, our seven faculty members have more than 100 years of experience, and we are proud of our commitment to provide excellent care for the Gulf Coast.

As part of the region’s only academic health system, we provide the most advanced and expert care to our patients. Our department, through our partnership with the Mitchell Cancer Institute, provides the highest-level care for all urologic cancers, such as prostate cancer; this partnership drives a robust robotics program, including the only single-port robotic platform on the upper Gulf Coast.

Our team of urologists, advanced practice providers and nurses are nationally recognized experts in their field and daily train medical students and residents in our service. Providing the best female pelvic health services, men’s health and endourologic care in the region.

Our commitment to our academic mission means we are continually researching new techniques and treatments to further enhance our patients' care. Our training program is a five-year ACGME-accredited program accepting one resident per year. Residents will receive a broad range of experience rotating on our Urologic Oncology Service, GU Benign Service, Female Urology and Pediatric Urology Service. Our female urology faculty are nationally recognized experts in the field and provide our patients with the most comprehensive care in the region. 

All domains of urology are strongly supported, and our residents will be ready for fellowship or independent practice upon graduation. They also will join the ranks of a very mature graduate medical education program that has trained thousands of surgeons and physicians from almost every specialty. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

For department and residency questions, contact Sandi Shaw-Cantrelle, program coordinator, at or 251-660-5874. For clinical care issues and appointments, call 251-660-5930.

Thanks again for your interest!


Christopher E. Keel, D.O., F.A.C.S.
Associate Professor and Interim Chair
Urology Residency Program Director
Department of Urology