Resident with fellow and attending physicianThe Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently completed their annual review of all the Department's GME programs. All our programs, both core and the fellowships, have earned continued accreditation and no citations. This is a testament to the hard work of all our fellowship directors, coordinators, leadership, faculty, staff, and trainees. 

WearRed webDid you know that cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds? The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. That’s why the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine came out in force on February 2 for the American Heart Association’s “National Wear Red Day” to bring awareness to women’s heart health issues. 

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UAB Medical Director of Telemedicine Eric Wallace, MD (Associate Professor, Nephrology)
The UAB Telehealth Program, directed by Eric Wallace, MD (Associate Professor, Nephrology) has received $500,000 in a grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund telehealth equipment in 9 rural hospitals and 10 public health departments in Alabama, increasing access to care across the state in areas that need it. 

UAB Sickle Cell ShootJoe Barney, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, named one of the Best Doctors in AmericaCongratulations are in order for the approximately 120 Department of Medicine physicians who made the 2018 Best Doctors in America list. Best Doctors in America® recognized UAB doctors from 39 specialties and 179 subspecialties, with the total number of national physicians included reflecting only 4 percent of doctors in America.

Kumar 2016 resizeNephrologist Vineeta Kumar, MD, Medical Director, Incompatible Kidney Transplant ProgramUAB Medicine has successfully completed more than 14,000 transplants since we performed Alabama’s first kidney transplant in 1968. Today, our nationally ranked hospital performs heart, liver, lung and multivisceral, and kidney and pancreas transplants, as well as multi-organ procedures. Read DOM nephrologist Vineeta Kumar’s thoughts on what makes the CTI great.