Anesthesiology

Academic Department

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Albert Pierce II, Director 2019 -

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    Craig Samford, Associate Director 2018 -

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    Dan Berkowitz, Department Chairperson 2019 -

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    Jean-Francois Pittet, Vice Chairperson 2010 -

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    Jianguo Gu, Director 2016 -

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    Juhan Paiste, 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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    Juhan Paiste, 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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    Lee Ann Riesenberg, 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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    Pankaj Desai, Program Director 2014 -

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    Philip McArdle, Vice Chairperson 2014 -

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    Richard Cross, Associate Director 2003 -

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    Sadis Matalon, Vice Chairperson 1987 -

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    Sadis Matalon, Vice Chairperson 2009 -

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    Susan Black, Vice Chairperson 2000 -

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    Tony Jones, 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...

  • Faculty Position

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    Adam Braden, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2020 -

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    Adam McKinney, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Aftab Ahmad, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Ahmed Lazrak, Assistant Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Ahmed Zaky, Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Alan Randich, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2013 -

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    Albert Pierce II, Professor (P) 2000 -

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    Alethia Sellers, Associate Professor (P) 2010 -

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    Alvin Smith, Professor (P) 2003 -

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    Amandiy Liwo, Instructor (P) 2019 -

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

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    Ana Denicola, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2010 -

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    Andrew Barker, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Andrew McCammon, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Arthur Boudreaux, Professor - Clinical (P) 2020 -

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

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    Ayesha Bryant, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Benjamin Sutlive, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Benjamin Tuck, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Brad Steenwyk, Associate Professor (P) 2004 -

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    Bradley Coker, Associate 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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    Brandon Brooks, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Brant Wagener, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Brian Campbell, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Brittney Richardson, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Brooke Bell, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Cara Bevinetto, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Cara Hope Cox, Instructor (P) 2016 -

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    Catherine Mallory, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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

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    Christian Balabanoff Acosta, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Christopher Godlewski, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

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

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    Christopher Maranto, Instructor (P) 2019 -

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

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

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    Cooper Hagerty, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Craig Samford, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Dale Parks, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2009 -

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    Dan Berkowitz, Professor (P) 2019 -

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

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    Daniel Sherrer, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    David Miller, Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Dodd Mullican, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Domagoj Mladinov, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Edwin Kezar, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Efosa Ogiamien, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Elizabeth Duggan, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2020 -

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

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    Francis Bemis, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    George Dumas, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Grace Rafield, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Hari Kalagara, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Hayden Hughes, Assistant Professor (P) 2007 -

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    Hymie Vinik, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2012 -

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    Jack Carter, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Jack Crawford, Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Jacob Meers, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    James Boyce, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2006 -

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    James Hunter Jr, Associate Professor (P) 1999 -

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    James Mobley Ph.D., Associate Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Mobley is considered an expert in proteomics by his peers, and as director of the Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics Shared Facility, continues to focus on clinical and translational proteomics applications, which include statistical analysis of high density 'omics driven data sets, and the use of systems biology applications to uncover biologically relevant pathways. He has nearly 30 years experience in academia and industry, and mass spectrometry has been a intricate part of his work experience ...

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    James Weisberg, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Jason McKeown, Associate Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Jean-Francois Pittet, Professor (P) 2010 -

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    Jefferson Taylor, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Jeffrey Dobyns, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Jeffrey Simmons, Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Simmons is an anesthesiologist with expertise in perioperative medicine, prehabilitation, surgical optimization, and standardization of medical care. He currently serves as the Medical Director for UAB’s Preoperative Assessment, Consultation, and Treatment Clinics and all Paranesthesia Care Units. Dr. Simmons also sits as the Co-Chair of the Operating Room Executive and Perioperative Oversight Committees. Dr. Simmons has sought to standardize perioperative care and integrate surgical best pr...

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    Jennifer DeBerry, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Jennifer Dollar, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2006 -

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

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    Jianguo Gu, Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Joel Feinstein, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

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    John Fannin, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    John Feltenberger, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    John Hebbard, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2019 -

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    John Huidekoper, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Jonathan Sadler, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Jose Humanez, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

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

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    Juan Restrepo Cardenas, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Juhan Paiste, 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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    Justin Routman, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Jyoti Dangle, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Kenneth Carlson, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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

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    Kenneth Smithson, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Kevin Harrod, Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Kristin Jarzombek, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Lee Ann Riesenberg, 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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    Leonard McGovern, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2007 -

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    Lisa MacBeth, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Lucy Chapman, Assistant Professor (P) 2007 -

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    Mali Mathru, Professor (P) 2004 -

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    Mariana Palacios, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Mark Baker, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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

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    Mark Phillips, Associate Professor (P) 1995 -

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    Mark Powell, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Mark Trankina, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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

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    Matthew Broyles, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Matthew Hull, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Matthew Jennings, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Matthew Townsley, Professor (P) 2010 -

    Dr. Townsley is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist specializing in pediatric and congenital cardiac anesthesiology

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    Merrick Meese, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Michael Froelich, Professor (P) 2004 -

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    Michelle Tubinis, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Miller Johnson, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2020 -

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    Nagababu Enika, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Nicole Schreiner, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Nishankkumar Nooli, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Oliver Ware, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Pam Varner, Professor (P) 1990 -

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    Pankaj Desai, Associate Professor (P) 2000 -

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

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    Paul Piennette, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Perry Smith, Associate Professor (P) 2002 -

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    Peter Czakanski, Assistant Professor (P) 2008 -

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    Peter Nagi, Associate Professor (P) 2006 -

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    Philip McArdle, Professor (P) 2000 -

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

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    Promil Kukreja, Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Qiang Ding, Professor (P) 2020 -

    Dr. Qiang Ding is an Professor of Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, Division of Molecular and Translational Biomedicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Ding received his PhD degree in molecular and cellular pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After completing his postdoctoral fellowship training in the UAB Department of Pathology. Dr. Ding is actively involved in education, research, training, and service for the community. He holds a secondary ap...

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    Rafael Radi, Professor - Visiting (P) 1998 -

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

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    Riaz Karukappadath, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Richard Cross, Associate Professor (P) 2003 -

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    Robin Bush, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Roland Short III, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Ronald Roan, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Ryan Melvin, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Sadis Matalon, Professor (P) 1987 -

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

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    Sandra Sipe, Assistant Professor (P) 2010 -

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    Sara Morris, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Sarah McCormick, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Sarah Mullican, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Saurabh Aggarwal, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Scott Harper, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Scott Margolies, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Seth MacMahon, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Shama Ahmad, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Songwei Wu, Associate Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Sonia John, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Stacy Wade, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Stephen Starling, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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

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    Susan Black, Professor (P) 2000 -

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

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    Tekuila Carter, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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

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    Theresa Northern, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2019 -

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    Theresa Seay, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Thomas Moore II, Professor (P) 2001 -

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    Thomas Vetter, Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Timothy Aiken, Assistant Professor - Clinical and Clinical Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Timothy Ness M.D., Ph.D., Professor (P) 2019 -

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

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    Vinodkumar Singh, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Weifeng Song, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    William Baker, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    William Lell, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2006 -

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    Yasser Sakawi, Professor - Clinical (P) 2009 -

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    Ying He, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Zachary Colbaugh, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Zachary Winkler, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Zhen Zheng, Instructor (P) 2017 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Burel Goodin, 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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    Jarred Younger, 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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    Johnny Carter, 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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    Loring Rue III, 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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    Mark Bailey, Associate Professor - Clinical (S) 2010 -

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    Mark Buckmaster, Associate Professor (S) 2003 -

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

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    Samuel Windham III, 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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    Victor Darley-Usmar Ph.D., 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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