Meet Our Faculty Members

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Melissa Behringer, M.D.
Program Director
Family Medicine

Dr. Behringer graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1991, then finished her residency in Tuscaloosa in 1994 and completed her Fellowship in OB/GYN in 1995. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and son. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.


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Maria Luisa Oquendo, M.D.
Family Medicine

Dr. Maria Oquendo received her M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. and Physician Executive Master of Business Administration from Auburn University. She trained in family medicine at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.


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John Mitchell, M.D.
Family Medicine

Dr. Mitchell is a native of Birmingham who joined the faculty in 2006. His pre-med studies were at Asbury College and at Birmingham-Southern, where he received a BS degree. After earning his MD at South Alabama, he completed residency at the UAB Selma Family Medicine program. He practiced in the Mississippi Delta for ten years before returning to Alabama. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.


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Donald Blanton, Ph.D.
Counselor

Dr. Blanton's practice is located at part of UAB medical school in Selma Alabama where they train family physicians.


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Pavan Mamilla, M.D.
Family Medicine

Dr. Mamilla graduated from Kakatiya Medical College in India in 2006 and completed his residency at East Tennessee State University in 2012. Currently, he is the medical student clerkship/acting internship director for UAB Selma. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.