About Us

About Us

Doctors

Our

Rex A. Sherer, MD, FACS

Education and Experience:

● Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, AL, 1973-1977

● Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1977-1981

● University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB, Internship and General Surgery Residency, Birmingham, AL, 1981-1986

● Jefferson-Shelby Surgical Associates, Birmingham, AL, 1986 – 1994

● Cahaba Valley Surgical Group, P.C., Birmingham, AL, 1994-present‍

Memberships:

● American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

● American College of Surgeons Fellow

● Certified American Board of Surgery

William C. Braswell, MD, FACS (Charlie)

Education and Experience:

● Auburn University, Auburn, AL 1988-1992

● University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB, Birmingham, AL, 1992-1996

● Baptist Health System, Internship and General Surgery Residency, Birmingham, AL, 1997-2001

● Surgical Specialist of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2001-2003

● Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, College of Community Health Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2001-2003

● Surgery South, LLC, Bessemer, AL, 2003-2010

● UAB and Samford Surgical Physician Assistant program preceptor

● Cahaba Valley Surgical Group, P.C., Birmingham, AL, 2010 – Present‍

Memberships:

● American Society for Bariatric Surgery

● American College of Surgeons Fellow

● Certified American Board of Surgery‍Jefferson County Medical Society

● Medical Association of the State of Alabama

● Shelby County Medical Society

● UASOM Alumni Association

Elizabeth L. Newman, MD, FACS

Education and Experience:

● Thomas Edison State College — Batchelor of Arts Social Sciences 2007-2011

● University of Alabama at Birmingham — Medical Doctor 2011-2015

● University of South Alabama — General Surgery Residency 2015-2020

● Intern of the Year 2015-2016

● Junior Resident of the Year 2016-2017

● Administrative Chief Resident 2019-2020

● Cahaba Valley Surgical group, PC, Birmingham AL-2020-present

Memberships:

● American College of Surgeons

● American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric surgery

● Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

● Southeastern Surgical Congress

Timothy Sahawneh MD

Education and Experience:

● University of South Alabama – Bachelor of Science in Biology 2008 – 2012

● University of South Alabama – Medical Doctor 2012 ● 2016

● East Tennessee State University- General Surgery Residency – 2016 – 2021

● Junior Resident of the Year 2018

● Eric R Manaham Outstanding Surgical Resident Award 2021

● Administrative Chief Resident 2020 – 2021

● Cahaba Valley Surgical group, PC, Birmingham AL-2020-present

● He practiced in Huntsville from 2021-2022.

● CVSG 2022-2023.

Memberships:

● Member of American College of Surgeons

Doctors

Our

Rex A. Sherer, MD, FACS

Education and Experience:

● Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, AL, 1973-1977

● Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1977-1981

● University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB, Internship and General Surgery Residency, Birmingham, AL, 1981-1986

● Jefferson-Shelby Surgical Associates, Birmingham, AL, 1986 – 1994

● Cahaba Valley Surgical Group, P.C., Birmingham, AL, 1994-present‍

Memberships:

● American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

● American College of Surgeons Fellow

● Certified American Board of Surgery

William C. Braswell, MD, FACS (Charlie)

Education and Experience:

● Auburn University, Auburn, AL 1988-1992

● University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB, Birmingham, AL, 1992-1996

● Baptist Health System, Internship and General Surgery Residency, Birmingham, AL, 1997-2001

● Surgical Specialist of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2001-2003

● Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, College of Community Health Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2001-2003

● Surgery South, LLC, Bessemer, AL, 2003-2010

● UAB and Samford Surgical Physician Assistant program preceptor

● Cahaba Valley Surgical Group, P.C., Birmingham, AL, 2010 – Present‍

Memberships:

● American Society for Bariatric Surgery

● American College of Surgeons Fellow

● Certified American Board of Surgery‍Jefferson County Medical Society

● Medical Association of the State of Alabama

● Shelby County Medical Society

● UASOM Alumni Association

Elizabeth L. Newman, MD, FACS

Education and Experience:

● Thomas Edison State College — Batchelor of Arts Social Sciences 2007-2011

● University of Alabama at Birmingham — Medical Doctor 2011-2015

● University of South Alabama — General Surgery Residency 2015-2020

● Intern of the Year 2015-2016

● Junior Resident of the Year 2016-2017

● Administrative Chief Resident 2019-2020

● Cahaba Valley Surgical group, PC, Birmingham AL-2020-present

Memberships:

● American College of Surgeons

● American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric surgery

● Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

● Southeastern Surgical Congress

Timothy Sahawneh MD

Education and Experience:

● University of South Alabama – Bachelor of Science in Biology 2008 – 2012

● University of South Alabama – Medical Doctor 2012 ● 2016

● East Tennessee State University- General Surgery Residency – 2016 – 2021

● Junior Resident of the Year 2018

● Eric R Manaham Outstanding Surgical Resident Award 2021

● Administrative Chief Resident 2020 – 2021

● Cahaba Valley Surgical group, PC, Birmingham AL-2020-present

● He practiced in Huntsville from 2021-2022.

● CVSG 2022-2023.

Memberships:

● Member of American College of Surgeons