Pediatrics

Academic Department

People

Faculty Administrative Position

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    Ann Klasner, Director 2015 -

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    Lauren Nassetta, Co-Director 2013 -

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    Michele Nichols, Vice Chairperson 2013 -

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    Mitchell Cohen M.D., Department Chairperson 2014 -

    Mitchell Cohen, MD, a national leader in pediatric medicine and an internationally renowned specialist in children’s digestive disorders, is chair of the UAB Department of Pediatrics in the University of Alabama School of Medicine and physician-in-chief of Children’s of Alabama.

    Cohen is a former professor of pediatrics, vice-chair for clinical affairs, and director of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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    Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Vice Chairperson 2018 -

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    Tina Simpson, Director 2015 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Brian Stansell, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2000 -

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    C Cortopassi, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 1990 -

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    Joycelyn Atchison, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2000 -

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    Mitchell Cohen M.D., Professor (P) 2014 -

    Mitchell Cohen, MD, a national leader in pediatric medicine and an internationally renowned specialist in children’s digestive disorders, is chair of the UAB Department of Pediatrics in the University of Alabama School of Medicine and physician-in-chief of Children’s of Alabama.

    Cohen is a former professor of pediatrics, vice-chair for clinical affairs, and director of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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    Robert Levin, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 1990 -

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    Sergio Stagno, Distinguished Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Toren Anderson, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2000 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Audie Woolley, Assistant Professor (S) 1999 -

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    Bruce Korf M.D., Ph.D., Professor (S) 2006 -

    Dr. Korf is Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Chair in Medical Genetics, Professor and Chair of the Department of Genetics, Director of the Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences at UAB, and Co-Director of the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine. He is a medical geneticist, pediatrician, and child neurologist, certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (clinical genetics, clinical cytogenetics, clinical molecular genetics), American Board of Pediatrics, and American Board of Psychiatr...

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    Christopher Guion, Assistant Professor - Clinical (S) 1988 -

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    Craig Powell, Professor (S) 2018 -

    Powell earned both his Ph.D. in Neuroscience and M.D. with Honor at Baylor College of Medicine in 1994 and 1997 respectively. His graduate work was among the first to measure lasting biochemical changes during long-lasting synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus. After his medical internship year at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Powell trained at the University of California San Francisco Neurology Residency Program. In his final year, he was selected as Chief Resident at UCSF. From there, he r...

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    David Joseph, Associate Professor (S) 1993 -

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    David Rogers, Professor (S) 2013 -

    Dr. David A. Rogers is a professor in the Departments of Surgery, Medical Education and Pediatrics and the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development in the School of Medicine at UAB. He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed his general surgery training at the Medical College of Georgia. He subsequently completed his pediatric general surgery training at the University of Tennessee and a pediatric surgery oncology fellowship at...

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    Edward Acosta Pharm.D., Assistant Professor (S) 2003 -

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    James Markert M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor (S) 2003 -

    Dr. Markert received an A.B. degree cum laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, where he also pursued graduate studies in Applied Mathematics. He then obtained his M.D. degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988 with a simultaneous award of a Masters in Public Health, also from Columbia University. He performed his general surgery internship, as well as his neurological surgery residency, at the University of Michigan Medical Center under Dr. Julian...

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    Kai Jiao M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor (S) 2005 -

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    Maria Descartes, Professor (S) 2003 -

    I am a pediatrician and geneticist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I did my fellowship in genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, after which I accepted a faculty position in the Department of Genetics at UAB in 1991. I am board certified both by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical and Medical Biochemical Genetics. My clinical practice is primarily as a general geneticist with expertise in dysmorphology, skeletal...

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    Nathaniel Robin, Professor (S) 2003 -

    Dr. Robin completed his MD degree and a pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He was a clinical fellow in the Division of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology and the Division of Biochemical Genetics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also served a research fellowship in the laboratory of Max Muenke. Dr. Robin has authored over 115 peer reviewed publications, reviews, and book chapters, and 2 books (Pediatric Cancer Geneti...

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    Stuart Royal, Professor - Clinical (S) 1985 -

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    Tom Vaughan, Associate Professor (S) 2006 -

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    Walter Oakes, Professor (S) 1993 -

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    Yoginder Vaid, Professor - Clinical (S) 1989 -

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