Sarah Bagwell, MDSarah Bagwell, PGY-4

Chief Resident
Undergraduate: Clemson University
Medical School: University of Texas-Houston
I enjoy spending time with my son and husband, running, traveling, and exploring all of the good Birmingham restaurants! My favorite thing to do in Birmingham is going to Pepper Place Farmers Market followed by brunch at El Barrio on a Saturday! I plan to join a MedPeds clinic to practice primary care after residency. A fun fact about me is that my family owns Drive In Movie Theaters in Texas. I came to UAB because it has amazing residents and faculty who love to teach!

Shannon Booker, MDShannon Booker, PGY-4

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina
Medical School: East Carolina University
I enjoy being outside, exploring the Botanical Gardens and Birmingham Zoo. I also enjoy baking and keeping up with world events. My favorite quote is "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest" by Mark Twain. The things I enjoy doing most in Birmingham is hanging out with friends at El Barrio. After residency, I plan to do academic med-peds. A fun fact about me is that I was born on Friday the 13th. I came to UAB because I loved the people that I met on my interview day, and was very impressed with the strength of both the pediatric and medicine programs!

Sarah Bragg, MDSarah Bragg, PGY-4

Undergraduate: Auburn University
Medical School: University of South Alabama
I love Running, Gardening, Cooking, and watching HGTV. My favorite things to do around Birmingham is ride zyp bikes around between breweries! After residency I plan to do Med-Peds primary care. I came to UAB because of the combination of a strong peds program and a strong medicine program (which is not a combination you find everywhere). I also loved everyone I met here. They seemed laid back and nice. I knew UAB was a place where I could come and be challenged because of the rigor of the program but in a way that was supportive surrounded by the caring faculty and fellow residents. I have not been disappointed! If I could choose again, I would definitely choose UAB.

Teresa CorneliusTeresa Cornelius, PGY-4

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham


EckenrodeMadeline Eckenrode, PGY-3

Undergraduate: Wake Forest University
Medical School: Wake Forest University
Hi, I'm Madeline! I am originally from Lancaster, PA (Amish country), but went to college and medical school at Wake Forest, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While in North Carolina, I fell in love with the Southeast! I absolutely love living in Birmingham, and the city itself is one of the reasons I decided to come here for residency. Things I like doing include: hiking in the woods at Ruffner Mountain and Red Mountain; picking up delicious produce at Pepper Place (an adorable farmers’ market) on Saturday mornings; trying out all of the wonderful restaurants in Birmingham (Chez Fonfon and Bottega Café are my faves); and catching up with friends or reading at one of my favorite coffee shops (Feast & Forest and Continental Bakery). I chose UAB because of its strong categorical residency programs, amazing program directors, warm and welcoming residents, and the fact that it serves a very large and diverse patient population and I knew that I would learn so much. I plan to do academic med-peds, and I would love to work in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

JaneMarie FreemanJaneMarie Freeman, PGY-3

Undergraduate: University of Alabama
Medical School: University of South Alabama
I went to undergrad at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa. Did spend one year at Hunter College in NYC and LOVED it. Went to medical school at University of South Alabama (Go Jags!). Fun fact is that I majored in Theatre in undergrad so I definitely love to go see live theatre. My favorite things to do in Birmingham are to go to Pepper Place and drink coffee and eat a donut while I shop for fresh fruit and veggies. I also love to go to the Leaf and Petal at the Botanical Gardens. And there's always brunch! I also love hanging out with my dog-ter (dog that is my daughter) Leia! Post residency I have no clue what I am going to do! I came to UAB because of the people (my fellow residents rock!) and the ability to see super sick patients at the same time as well patients.

Christa Nevin, MDChrista Nevin, PGY-3

Undergraduate: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduate: New York University and University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham

David Windler, MDDavid Windler, PGY-3

Undergraduate: Baylor University
Medical School: Louisiana State University-Shreveport
I love art and furniture design, cooking with friends, exploring the sights and restaurants of my new home in Birmingham. After residency I plan on doing a Palliative Care fellowship and then continuing to work with both adults and children as a med-peds palliative care physician. I instantly felt welcomed at UAB and so impressed by the residents, faculty, and facility. In both pediatrics and internal medicine, UAB is the perfect intersection of compassionate hearts and brilliant minds.

Emily Bufkin, MDEmily Bufkin, PGY-2

Undergraduate: Mississippi State University
Medical School: University of Mississippi
I love running, reading, football season, bargain shopping and guiltily watching all of the Bachelor TV shows. My favorite quote is "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is a chance to work hard at work worth doing. And I would add that what makes work worth doing is getting to do it with people you love." by Theodore Roosevelt. As a self described "good eater," I enjoy dining at Birmingham's incredible restaurants and therefore, running Jemison Trail as frequently as possible. After residency I plan to remain in academic medicine and to improve transitions of care between pediatrics and internal medicine. A fun fact about me is that I am a major Harry Potter enthusiast and also a major cat lady - we have two cats appropriately named Tonks and Remus. As cliche as it sounds, I cam to UAB because of the people. On my interview day, I could tell that these "people" worked hard, but genuinely enjoyed their work and supported each other along today. After completing the first few months of my intern year, I can honestly say that snapshot assessment from my interview day was spot-on.

Caitlin Hill, MDCaitlin Hill, PGY-2

Undergraduate: Binghamton University
Medical School: Albany Medical College
I love to run, bake/cook, read mystery/suspense novels and celebrity trivia. My favorite thing to do in Birmingham is admire and take photos of the downtown color tunnels. After residency I plan to do Med/Peds clinical nutrition/weight management. A fun fact about me that I am a former competitive figure skater and grew up with a rink built by my dad in my backyard. I came to UAB because if offered tremendous training and a fun and charming city!

Sarah Mayberry, MDSarah Mayberry, PGY-2

Undergraduate: Samford University
Medical School: University of South Alabama


Ryan Sheets, MDRyan Sheets, PGY-2

Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ask me about UGA and Atlanta sports, my favorite Birmingham karaoke spots, and/or the next good concert in town. As I begin my Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency, my current long-term goal is to provide continuity care for children and adults with chronic pediatric diseases. I sing in the Canterbury United Methodist Church choir on Sundays when I'm not working.

Elizabeth Barton, MDElizabeth Barton, PGY- 1

Undergraduate: Furman University
Medical School: University of South Carolina


Channing Brown, MDChanning Brown, PGY- 1

Undergraduate: Auburn University
Medical School: University of Tennessee


Elizabeth Fix, MDElizabeth Fix, PGY- 1

Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham


Andy Marshall, MDAndy Marshall, PGY- 1

Undergraduate: Texas A&M University
Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center