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Jacob M. Estes, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Associate Residency Program Director

  • Specialty
  • Sub - Specialty
    • Gynecologic Cancer - Robotic Surgery
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Phone
    • (205) 934-9999
    • 1-800-UAB-8816
  • Primary Clinic Location
  • Hospital Affiliation

    UAB Hospital

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Education and Training
  • Fellowship
    • UAB Hospital
    • 2005 - 2008
  • Internship
    • UAB Hospital
    • 2001 - 2002
  • Medical School
    • LSU School of Medicine
    • 2001
  • Residency
    • UAB Hospital
    • 2002 - 2005
  • Gynecologic Oncology Subspecialty Certification
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinic Information

Locations and Directions
Women & Infants Center
1700 6th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests
  • Surgical and medical management of advanced ovarian cancer
  • Robotic surgery for gynecologic cancers and complex benign gynecologic conditions
  • Patients at high risk for ovarian cancer due to inherited conditions



Estes JM, Conner M, Makhija S. A 59 year-old female with IIIC endometrial carcinoma: Controversies and approaches to management. In DS Dizon and NA Rustum. Gynecologic Tumor Board: Clinical Cases in Diagnosis and Management of Cancer of the Female Reproductive System. Sudbury,MA: Jones & Bartlett, 2009.

Matthews KS, Estes JM, Conner MG, Manne U, Whitworth JM, Huh WK, Alvarez RD, Straughn JM, Barnes MN, Rocconi RP. Lynch syndrome in women less than 50 years of age with endometrial cancer. Obstet Gynecol 2008; 111:1161-6.
Estes JM, Oliver PG, Buchsbaum DJ, Zhou T, Grizzle WE, Alvarez RD, LoBuglio A, Wang W, Straughn JM Jr. Efficacy of anti-death receptor 5 (DR5) antibody (TRA-8) against primary human ovarian carcinoma using a novel ex vivo tissue slice model. Gynecol Oncol 2007; 105:291-8.

Estes JM, Kirby TK, Huh WK. Autoclave sterilization of instruments used on women with cervical neoplasia is an effective method of eradicating residual HPV DNA: A PCR based evaluation. J Low Genit Tract Dis 2007; 11:12-17.
Estes JM, Leath CA, Kirby T, Barnes MN, Straughn JM Jr., Alvarez, R. Bowel resection at the time of primary cytoreduction improves disease-free survival in epithelial ovarian cancer patients and is associated with acceptable morbidity. J Am Coll Surg 2006; 203:527-32.


Research Interests
  • The effect of simulator training on robotic surgical outcomes
  • Outcomes of endometrial cancer patients undergoing robotic surgery
  • Quality initiatives regarding surgery for ovarian cancer

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