• Heather Herrington, MD is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). An Alabama native, she graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2001. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas, Houston and then completed her Geriatric Medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She received additional training in Palliative Care through the Harvard Medical School "Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice" course, and additional training in Medical Education through the Harvard Macy Institute's "Program for Educators in the Health Professions", for which she has subsequently served as a returning Faculty Scholar. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Herrington joined the faculty at UAB in 2006, and she attends on both the inpatient geriatrics and inpatient palliative care services at UAB. She also attends on the Birmingham VA inpatient Palliative Care service.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2008 A letter to Austyn. 2008


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    2015 Hospice dementia care.  261-298. 2015

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama 2001
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Psychology, Birmingham-Southern College 1994
  • University of Texas Houston, Internship 2002
  • University of Texas Houston, Residency 2004
  • Beth Israel Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2006
  • Full Name

  • Heather Herrington