Anesthesiology Chair Office

Academic Department

People

Faculty Administrative Position

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    Berkowitz, Dan, Department Chairperson 2019 -

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    Black, Susan, Vice Chairperson 2000 -

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    Cross, Richard, Associate Director 2003 -

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    Desai, Pankaj, Program Director 2014 -

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    Gayeski, Thomas, Associate Director 2009 -

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    Gu, Jianguo, Director 2016 -

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    Gutierrez, Juan, Administrative Appointment 1978 -

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    Jones, Tony, Department Chairperson 2006 -

    Dr. Keith (Tony) Jones received his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama (UA) School of Medicine in 1986. He completed an anesthesiology residency and postgraduate studies at Mayo Clinic, which included advanced training in Neuroanesthesia and a Postdoctoral NIH Research fellowship. Dr. Jones was a member of the faculty of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and practiced in the Department of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic for 15 year, and then served as the Alfred Habeeb Professor and C...

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    Matalon, Sadis, Vice Chairperson 1987 -

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    Matalon, Sadis, Vice Chairperson 2009 -

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    McArdle, Philip, Vice Chairperson 2014 -

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    Paiste, Juhan, Director 2014 -

    Juhan Paiste, M.D., MBA, CPE has been named interim chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.

    A native of Estonia, Paiste was recruited to UAB in 2014 from Pennsylvania where he was president of a private anesthesiology practice to serve as the vice chair and division director for Multispecialty Anesthesia Services. Since joining the faculty, Paiste has also taken on the role of associate chief medical officer for perioperative and procedure areas, executive ...

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    Paiste, Juhan, Interim Department Chairperson 2017 -

    Juhan Paiste, M.D., MBA, CPE has been named interim chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.

    A native of Estonia, Paiste was recruited to UAB in 2014 from Pennsylvania where he was president of a private anesthesiology practice to serve as the vice chair and division director for Multispecialty Anesthesia Services. Since joining the faculty, Paiste has also taken on the role of associate chief medical officer for perioperative and procedure areas, executive ...

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    Paiste, Juhan, Vice Chairperson 2019 -

    Juhan Paiste, M.D., MBA, CPE has been named interim chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.

    A native of Estonia, Paiste was recruited to UAB in 2014 from Pennsylvania where he was president of a private anesthesiology practice to serve as the vice chair and division director for Multispecialty Anesthesia Services. Since joining the faculty, Paiste has also taken on the role of associate chief medical officer for perioperative and procedure areas, executive ...

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    Pittet, Jean-Francois, Vice Chairperson 2010 -

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    Riesenberg, Lee Ann, Associate Director 2017 -

    Dr. Riesenberg is a full-time medical educator who works exclusively for the Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine residency program. As the Associate Director Education, Dr. Riesenberg’s role involves medical education curricular innovations, evaluation methods, faculty development, improving patient safety and quality through Graduate Medical Education, learning styles assessment and individualized learning plans coaching, scientific writing and publication, and medical education outcomes ...

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    Samford, Craig, Associate Director 2018 -

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    Wakefield, Marsha, Assistant Director 1998 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Aggarwal, Saurabh, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Ahmad, Aftab, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Ahmad, Shama, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Almeida, Ryan, Assistant Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Baker, Mark, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Baker, William, Assistant Professor (P) 2007 -

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    Barker, Andrew, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Bell, Brooke, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Belopolsky, Victoria, Assistant Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Bemis, Francis, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Berkowitz, Dan, Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Bevinetto, Cara, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Black, Susan, Professor (P) 2000 -

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    Boyce, James, Professor - Clinical (P) 2006 -

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    Brooks, Brandon, Assistant Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Broyles, Matthew, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Bryant, Ayesha, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Bush, Robin, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Campbell, Brian, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Carlson, Kenneth, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Carter, Jack, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Carter, Tekuila, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Chapman, Lucy, Assistant Professor (P) 2007 -

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    Cherry III, Samuel, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2009 -

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    Clary, Eric, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2013 -

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    Coker, Bradley, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2008, followed by residency at UAB Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine 2009-2012. Critical Care Medicine fellowship at UAB 2013. Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at UAB 2015.

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    Costello, Brittany, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2018 -

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    Cox, Cara Hope, Instructor (P) 2016 -

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    Cox, Jerral, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2001 -

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    Crawford, Jack, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Cross, Richard, Associate Professor (P) 2003 -

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    Czakanski, Peter, Assistant Professor (P) 2008 -

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    Dangle, Jyoti, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    DeBerry, Jennifer, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Denicola, Ana, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2010 -

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    Desai, Pankaj, Associate Professor (P) 2000 -

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    Desai, Pankaj, Associate Professor (P) 2000 -

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    Dobyns, Jeffrey, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Dollar, Jennifer, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2006 -

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    Dumas, George, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Enika, Nagababu, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Evenhuis, Spencer, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Fannin, John, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Feinstein, Joel, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Fillmore, Ralph, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Froelich, Michael, Professor (P) 2004 -

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    Fulmer, Ashlee, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

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    Gayeski, Thomas, Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Godlewski, Christopher, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Graham, Charles, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2009 -

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    Gu, Jianguo, Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Gutierrez, Juan, Professor - Clinical (P) 1978 -

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    Hagerty, Cooper, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Harper, Scott, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Harrod, Kevin, Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Hendricks, Peter, Assistant Professor (P) 2007 -

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    Henling, Colleen, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2008 -

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    Hotchkiss, Mark, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Hughes, Hayden, Assistant Professor (P) 2007 -

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    Huidekoper, John, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Hull, Matthew, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Humanez, Jose, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Hunter Jr, James, Associate Professor (P) 1999 -

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    Jarzombek, Kristin, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Jetton, Chuck, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2009 -

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    Jones, Tony, Professor (P) 2006 -

    Dr. Keith (Tony) Jones received his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama (UA) School of Medicine in 1986. He completed an anesthesiology residency and postgraduate studies at Mayo Clinic, which included advanced training in Neuroanesthesia and a Postdoctoral NIH Research fellowship. Dr. Jones was a member of the faculty of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and practiced in the Department of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic for 15 year, and then served as the Alfred Habeeb Professor and C...

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    Kalagara, Hari, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Key, Christopher, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2014 -

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    Kukreja, Promil, Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Laborde, Patricia, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 1993 -

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    Lawson Jr., Prentiss, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Lazrak, Ahmed, Assistant Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Lell, William, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2006 -

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    MacBeth, Lisa, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    MacMahon, Seth, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Mallory, Catherine, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Mandabach, Mark, Associate Professor (P) 1996 -

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    Margolies, Scott, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2009 -

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    Matalon, Sadis, Professor (P) 1987 -

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    Mathru, Mali, Professor (P) 2004 -

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    Maughon, Richard, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2015 -

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    McArdle, Philip, Professor (P) 2000 -

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    McCammon, Andrew, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    McCormick, Sarah, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    McGovern, Leonard, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2007 -

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    Meers, Jacob, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Meese, Merrick, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Miller, David, Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Mladinov, Domagoj, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Moore II, Thomas, Professor (P) 2001 -

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    Morris, Sara, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2018 -

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    Mullican, Dodd, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Mullican, Sarah, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Nagi, Peter, Associate Professor (P) 2006 -

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    Ness M.D., Ph.D., Timothy, Professor (P) 1998 -

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    Noel, Tameka, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

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    Nolen, Teresa, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2009 -

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    Ogiamien, Efosa, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Paiste, Juhan, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

    Juhan Paiste, M.D., MBA, CPE has been named interim chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.

    A native of Estonia, Paiste was recruited to UAB in 2014 from Pennsylvania where he was president of a private anesthesiology practice to serve as the vice chair and division director for Multispecialty Anesthesia Services. Since joining the faculty, Paiste has also taken on the role of associate chief medical officer for perioperative and procedure areas, executive ...

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    Palacios, Mariana, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Parks, Dale, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2009 -

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    Phillips, Mark, Associate Professor (P) 1995 -

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    Pierce II, Albert, Professor (P) 2000 -

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    Pittet, Jean-Francois, Professor (P) 2010 -

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    Potter, William, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Powell, Mark, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Pruett, Danica, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Radi, Rafael, Professor - Visiting (P) 1998 -

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    Rafield, Grace, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Randich, Alan, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2013 -

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    Riesenberg, Lee Ann, Professor (P) 2012 -

    Dr. Riesenberg is a full-time medical educator who works exclusively for the Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine residency program. As the Associate Director Education, Dr. Riesenberg’s role involves medical education curricular innovations, evaluation methods, faculty development, improving patient safety and quality through Graduate Medical Education, learning styles assessment and individualized learning plans coaching, scientific writing and publication, and medical education outcomes ...

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    Roan, Ronald, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Routman, Justin, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Sadler, Jonathan, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Sakawi, Yasser, Professor - Clinical (P) 2009 -

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    Samford, Craig, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Samuelson, Paul, Professor (P) 2005 -

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    Sanders, Kenneth, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2009 -

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    Sellers, Alethia, Associate Professor (P) 2010 -

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    Shaw, Douglas, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2007 -

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    Sheils, Steven, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2011 -

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    Shore, Amy, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2011 -

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    Short III, Roland, Assistant Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Simmons, Jeffrey, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Simmons comes to UAB from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was a volunteer assistant professor in clinical anesthesiology and an instructor in the United States Air Force Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Resuscitation Skills. Before serving in the Air Force, Dr. Simmons received his bachelor’s degree from Samford University and earned his M.D. from the UAB School of Medicine in 2002. He was a chief resident in anesthesiology at the University of Tennessee Medical Cen...

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    Singh, Vinodkumar, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Sipe, Sandra, Assistant Professor (P) 2010 -

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    Smith, Alvin, Associate Professor (P) 2003 -

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    Smith, Joshua, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

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    Smith, Perry, Associate Professor (P) 2002 -

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    Smithson, Kenneth, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Song, Weifeng, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Sparks, Helen, Instructor - Clinical (P) 1993 -

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    Starling, Stephen, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Steenwyk, Brad, Associate Professor (P) 2004 -

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    Sutlive, Benjamin, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Swenson, Matthew, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2013 -

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    Tavakoli, Mark, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2008 -

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    Taylor, Jefferson, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Townsley, Matthew, Associate Professor (P) 2010 -

    Dr. Townsley is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist specializing in pediatric cardiac anesthesia.

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    Trankina, Mark, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Tubinis, Michelle, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Tuck, Benjamin, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Varner, Pam, Professor (P) 1990 -

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    Vetter, Thomas, Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Vinik, Hymie, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2012 -

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    Wade, Stacy, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Wagener, Brant, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Wakefield, Marsha, Associate Professor (P) 1998 -

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    Ware, Oliver, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Weisberg, James, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Wells III, George, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2009 -

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    Wesselmann M.D., Ursula, Professor (P) 2010 -

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    Whitley, Mary, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2009 -

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    Wu, Songwei, Associate Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Zaky, Ahmed, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Zhao, Chengshui, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Zheng, Zhen, Instructor (P) 2017 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Bailey, Mark, Associate Professor - Clinical (S) 2010 -

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    Buckmaster, Mark, Associate Professor (S) 2003 -

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    Carter, Johnny, Assistant Professor (S) 2007 -

    Dr. Johnny M. Carter has been with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2005. With a primary teaching interest of musculoskeletal medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine, interventional pain medicine and PRP injection therapy, Dr. Carter also has extensive previous experience with Sports Medicine as well. Dr. Carter is a 4 time recipient of the Samuel L. Stover MD Excellence in Teaching Award.

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    Darley-Usmar Ph.D., Victor, Professor (S) 2001 -

    Victor Darley-Usmar received his Ph.D. at the University of Essex in England and then moved to the University of Oregon as a Post-Doctoral Fellow to pursue his interests in the structure and function of mitochondrial proteins in human disease. After a period as a lecturer in Japan and ten years as a Research Scientist in Burroughs Wellcome in London he joined UAB to establish his own research group in the Department of Pathology in 1995. He has received multiple awards for training and mentorin...

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    Goodin, Burel, Assistant Professor (S) 2013 -

    Dr. Goodin is a clinical health psychologist with specialization in pain-related behavioral medicine. He examines the interactions of psychosocial and biobehavioral characteristics in relation to the experience of pain through the key pathways of stress-related hormones (neuroendocrine function) and immune function. His previous and ongoing projects are conducted in collaboration with colleagues at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the University of Florida, as well as UAB.

    Over the...

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    Patel Ph.D., Rakesh, Associate Professor (S) 2006 -

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    Rue III, Loring, Assistant Professor (S) 1993 -

    Dr. Loring W. Rue received his medical degree in 1983 at University of Virginia School of Medicine and went on to complete his postdoctoral training in general surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center. Dr. Rue served as a staff surgeon in the U.S. Army Medical Corps at the Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and was a burn team leader during the 1991 Gulf War. In 1992 Dr. Rue joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery at the UAB. He served as ...

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    Windham III, Samuel, Assistant Professor (S) 2004 -

    Samuel T. Windham, III, M.D., joined the faculty of the UAB Department of Surgery's Division of Acute Care Surgery in 2001. He currently serves as the Medical Director for the SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit).
    He is involved with teaching in the School of Medicine as well as being an ATLS Instructor. He was given the Argus Award for Teaching Excellence in 1998. His clinical and research interests include: Trauma systems development and integration, pre-hospital notification and injury pr...

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    Younger, Jarred, Associate Professor (S) 2014 -

    Jarred Younger completed postdoctoral fellowships at Arizona State University and the Stanford University School of Medicine before taking an Assistant Professor position at Stanford.

    He has recently joined the UAB faculty in Psychology, with secondary appointments in Anesthesiology and Rheumatology. He is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense to study new techniques for diagnosing and treating neuroinflammation.

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