Physician Assistant Studies

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    M. Tosi Gilford, Program Director 2018 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Dina DeMarco, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Heather Hallman, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Heather Neighbors, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Mrs. Heather Neighbors joined the faculty of the Physician Assistant Studies Program in August of 2018. She is a graduate of the UAB Surgical Physician Assistant Program and completed her studies in 2008. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Auburn University in 2004.
    Upon graduating from the PA program, Mrs. Neighbors joined a Vascular Surgeon in private practice in Birmingham, where she has practiced for the last ten years. While working in the operating room of multipl...

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    James Kilgore, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Jana Villanueva, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Jana Watson Villanueva grew up in northeast Alabama and graduated from Fort Payne High School in 2005. Jana majored in human biology at Bryan College and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in 2009. Jana met her husband David in college where they both studied biology and played collegiate soccer. Jana earned her master's degree in PA Studies from Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC in May 2014. She cared for patients in primary care at Wake Forest Family and Community ...

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    Kelley Swatzell, Associate Professor (P) 2008 -

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    M. Tosi Gilford, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Phillip Steele, Instructor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Wei Li, Associate Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Li is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical &
    Diagnostic Sciences, School of Health Professions (SHP) at University of Alabama at
    Birmingham (UAB). He earned his PhD in Molecular Physiology from Southern Illinois
    University Carbondale in 2006 and a Medical Degree in Clinical Medicine in 1997 from
    Xinxiang Medical University. As a medical educator, he has more than 10 years’
    experience dedicated on teaching and doing translational resear...

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    William Black, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Linda Thompson MD, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (S) 2014 -

  • Non-faculty Academic Position

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    Vicki Farley, Credentialed Course Instructor 2020 -

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    Walter Williams, Credentialed Course Instructor 2020 -

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