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Allamneni ChaitanyaChaitanya Allamneni

Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
Medical school: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Chaitanya is thrilled to continue his training at UAB, where the faculty and collegial environment are second to none. He credits his career in medicine to his father, a physician, and his two sisters, one of whom is an alumni of the Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Program (Sailaja). In his free time he enjoys tennis, cooking, traveling, and photography.

Almubarak MuhannadMuhannad Almubarak

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Anderson JenniferJennifer K. Anderson

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AxleyPagePage Axley

Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical school: University of Central Florida
Page got her bachelor's degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and went to medical school at the University of Central Florida. She met her husband, John, over a cadaver during the first year of medical school. After both doing away rotations at UAB during their 4th year and falling in love with the city and people of Birmingham, Page and John were thrilled to couples match at UAB in Internal Medicine and Vascular Surgery. Page plans to pursue a career in gastroenterology as it matches her passion for helping people work through their digestive complaints, love of procedures- especially endoscopy (but disdain for the OR), and fascination with the GI tract. Outside of medicine, Page enjoys spending time with her husband, trying new restaurants, cooking, attending concerts, trail running, and reading.

Barlow BrettBrett Barlow

Hometown: Poplarville, MS
Undergraduate: Mississippi College
Medical school: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Brett Barlow grew up in Poplarville, MS, before moving to Clinton, MS, to attend Mississippi College. He went on to study medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. In May of 2016, Brett had a son, graduated from medical school, and moved to Alabama for residency all within the span of two weeks. In his free time he enjoys reading and spending time with his wife, Leslie, and son, Wilson. He has a particular interest in the field of Hematology/Oncology.

Bartsch RacehlRachel Bartsch

Medical School: University of Louisville

Bermingham BrentBrent Bermingham

Hometown: Newnan, GA
Undergraduate: Georgia Tech
Medical school: Medical College of Georgia
Brent was born in Las Vegas, NV and spent his early years moving all over the world as the son of an Air Force officer. He thought he wanted to be a Chemical Engineer, but quickly thought better of it and went to med school! He plans to pursue a career in Pulmonology/Critical Care. On the occasional day off he enjoys running around Birmingham's many parks and spending time with his dog Sophie.

Bringuel BrandonBrandon Bringuel

Hometown: Newnan, Ga.
Undergraduate: UGA
Medical school: MCG/UGA Partnership
Brandon was born in a small suburb south of Atlanta. He attended UGA for undergrad and decided to stick around for another four years in Athens, Ga. for football tickets...I mean medical school. He is currently loving life in Birmingham with his wife and 7-month old boy. He plans to figure out which field of medicine he is called to over the next few years, but is starting to lean towards general internal medicine.

Bufkin EmilyEmily Nations Bufkin

Hometown: Clinton, Mississippi
Undergraduate: Mississippi State University
Medical school: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Emily is a born and raised Mississippian who always joked that Alabama was the part of the Mississippi territory we didn't want to keep. Now, she is eating her words, as she and her husband, Michael, are loving living in Birmingham. Her career interests include academic medicine and improving transitions of care. When not at work, she enjoys trying new restaurants, exercising, painting, and proudly supporting her Mississippi State Bulldogs in Roll Tide country.

Burden MatthewMatt Burden

Hometown: Cullman, AL
Undergraduate: UAB
Medical school: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Matt Burden was born in Cullman, AL. He moved to Birmingham 9 years ago where he attended UAB for undergrad and met his wife Claire. He is interested in Pulmonary-Critical Care medicine but is keeping an open mind about other specialties. He has 2 dogs and enjoys running and hiking with them. He can be seen frequenting local breweries and music events.

Chadha AwalpreetAwalpreet Chadha

Hometown: Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Undergraduate: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)
Medical school: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)
Born and brought up in a small city of north India, Awal has traveled far and wide in pursuit of his medical education. Be it going for medical school in JIPMER, Pondicherry, a small French town in southern India or joining UAB as an internal medicine resident, distance has never been a negating factor. He eventually makes every place his new home. Having recognized his niche in hematology/ oncology following a stint at MD Anderson, he aspires to be a physician scientist through the ABIM research pathway at UAB. Outside of medicine, he loves tapping his feet to Punjabi songs with his wife and is always keen on tickling his taste buds with the new eateries in town.

Colon ChadChad Colon

Hometown: Vestavia Hills
Undergraduate: University of Alabama
Medical school: UAB School of Medicine
Chad was born in New Orleans but grew up in Birmingham. He went to undergraduate in Tuscaloosa but returned for medical school and residency. After realizing his interest in cardiac physiology, he plans to pursue a career as a clinician investigator in Cardiology. Since graduating medical school, Chad and his wife traveled to San Diego to adopt their first child, quickly to realize they would be welcoming another biological child in October. When he's not changing diapers or washing bottles, Chad enjoys grilling out, watching Alabama football, and spending time with family and friends.

Crocker JordanJordan H Crocker

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Undergraduate: University of Alabama
Medical school: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Jordan was born in Birmingham and didn't go far for her undergraduate or medical education, but that is simply because she loves living in Alabama! Her passion for medicine came from listening to her grandmother's stories of her life as a practicing physician in South Africa. She still has weekly tea with her grandmother and now gets to share her own stories from medicine. She ultimately plans to pursue a career in Rheumatology. When she isn't at the hospital you can find her running around Birmingham- Jemison trail is her favorite. If she isn't running she is at the lake with her husband fishing, water skiing, or swimming.

Davis JaredJared Davis

Hometown: Cottondale, FL
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical school: Florida State University
Jared was born and raised in Cottondale, FL. He received his Bachelor's degree in Nutrition from the University of Florida and he attended Florida State University for medical school. Jared was drawn to UAB for residency because of all the great people in the program and for the excellent clinical training. After residency, he plans to pursue a career in Cardiology. In his spare time, Jared enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Samantha, and their dog, Luna.

Dixon AllisonAli Dixon

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Undergraduate: Miami University
Medical school: Wright State University
I was born in Buffalo, moved to Ohio for college and medical school where I met my fiancé, and we couples matched at UAB (he is in anesthesiology)! We are very excited to explore Birmingham and try every BBQ restaurant in town! I plan to go on to fellowship and have an academic career as one of my passions is teaching and working with students. In my spare time, I love running (and learning to embrace the hills and heat in Birmingham) and playing with my goldendoodle!

Doegg ZacharyZac Doegg

Hometown: Rome, Georgia
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical school: Medical College of Georgia
Zac was born in Rome, Georgia and travelled to Athens for undergrad at UGA. Once he got there, he decided to sit up camp and decided to stay there for medical school before coming to Birmingham for residency. On weekends he enjoys hiking, cheering for The Dawgs, and pairing a new beer with a medium-rare steak.

Fernandez DiegoDiego Fernandez

Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Undergraduate: Davidson College
Medical school: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Diego is from Little Rock, Arkansas. He went to Davidson College and returned to Arkansas for Medical School. He enjoys anything that involves the outdoors, especially hiking and fly fishing. He is looking forward to getting to enjoying all that Birmingham has to offer.

Harpool JoshuaJosh Harpool

Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas
Medical school: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Josh was born and raised in Little Rock, AR and went to the historic Little Rock Central High School. He went to Fayetteville for undergrad (go hogs!) and decided to go back home for medical school. He is unsure about future plans in medicine because he loves it all. On the weekends you will find him at a concert or chilling at the pool. The best thing about Birmingham is the outdoor life and the food...and breweries.

Hill CaitlinCaitlin Hill

Hometown: Glenmont, NY
Undergraduate: Binghamton University
Medical school: Albany Medical College
Caitlin was born in Texas and lived in Georgia until she was six. She spent the next two decades in Upstate New York where she attended both college and medical school. She is a former competitive figure skater and enjoyed skating in her very own backyard on a rink built by her dad! However, all those years spent in the cold led her to seek out a big change during residency and she was delighted to find the perfect fit in Birmingham. She plans to use her training in Med/Peds to fuse her interests in nutrition, genetics, and immunology. She balances her passion for nutrition with her love of cupcakes, and is always looking for a new recipe to try!

Hingorani NehaNeha Hingorani

Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hollier JamesJames Hollier

Hometown: Alexandria, LA
Undergraduate: LSU
Medical school: LSUHSC New Orleans
James was born and raised on a cattle farm outside of a small Louisiana town where he learned to bleed purple and gold (Geaux Tigers!). He naturally attended LSU where he obtained a degree in Bio Engineering. There he met the love of his life, Hannah, and she followed him to New Orleans for medical school. They are thrilled to be in Birmingham for residency! James plans to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue GI as a fellowship. In his spare time, James enjoys exploring the neighboring parks and trails with Hannah and their daughter.

Infager StephenStephen Infanger

Medical School: University of Texas-Houston

Kalehoff JonathanJonathan Kalehoff

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Undergraduate: Belhaven University
Medical school: University of Florida College of Medicine
Jonathan grew up in sunny South Florida spending much of his time outdoors as well as being heavily involved in church choirs, English handbell choirs, and drama classes. After being homeschooled through high school, he moved way up north to the “South” for college in Jackson, MS where he became involved in outreach as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the school. He then moved back to his home state of Florida for medical school. Jonathan has been on several medical mission trips to Haiti and one to Bangladesh. He plans to specialize in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine and head overseas to do long-term medical mission work in an ICU at a mission hospital. Jonathan is excited to be back in the South again and loves all of the outdoor hiking Birmingham provides.

Khodneva YuliaYulia Khodneva

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Kreps EricEric Kreps

Hometown: Goshen, Kentucky
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky
Medical school: University of Louisville
Eric was born and raised in a small town outside of Louisville. In typical Kentucky fashion, he grew up around horses, and then went to the University of Kentucky for undergrad. Although he went to the rival medical school, he is a die-hard CATS fan at heart. He enjoys football season (however is used to losing seasons) and loves being in SEC country. He plans to pursue a career in either Pulmonary and Critical Care or Cardiology. Most of his free time is dedicated to either keeping his 317k mile BMW on the road, or furminating his dog, a Siberian.

Mayberry SarahSarah Mayberry

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McQueen NicholasNicholas McQueen

Hometown: Enterprise, Alabama
Undergraduate: University of Alabama
Medical school: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Nicholas was raised in Enterprise, Alabama in a family of three brothers. He is the oldest of the brothers by a full 7 minutes (twin brother Alex is doing Family medicine). He attended the University of Alabama for his undergraduate degree and the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UAB) for med school. His time outside of the hospital is spent either at church, running the fine trails of Birmingham, or reading. He is unsure which direction of the many within internal medicine he will take.

Miller NealNeal Miller

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical school: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Neal grew up in St. Petersburg, FL, becoming an avid fisherman and a fan of the major Tampa Bay sports teams (Rays, Bucs, Lightning). He went to Duke for undergrad where he became a diehard Duke basketball fan. He then attended Wake Forest School of Medicine where he met his girlfriend, Vanessa DiPasquale, who is now in the general surgery program at UAB. In his free time Neal enjoys hiking, fishing, running, and learning to cook.

Mulanovich EduardoEduardo Mulanovich

Hometown: Lima, Peru
Undergraduate: University of St. Thomas (Houston)
Medical school: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - Medical School
Eduardo was born in Lima, Peru and has lived in Detroit, Birmingham, South Florida, and Peru again before settling in Houston for the past eleven years. He moved to Birmingham to join the awesome UAB Internal Medicine residency program and eat great food. He plans on pursuing a career in Academic Internal Medicine due to his love for teaching and learning. In whatever time he may have free, he enjoys learning about random subjects, testing this vast trivial knowledge at pub quizzes, collecting and listening to vinyl records, and witty humor.

Onami SusanSusan Onami

Hometown: Temple City, CA
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Medical school: UC San Diego
Susan grew up in Temple City, CA (a small town near Pasadena, where the Rose Bowl is). She went to UC Berkeley for undergrad, then UC San Diego for medical school. You must be thinking what is a California girl doing in the South? Well, she wanted to experience living outside of California at least once in her life and is delighted to be at UAB for a preliminary medicine year. After one year at UAB, she will be going to Loma Linda for the remainder of her residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. In her free time, she likes practicing yoga and cooking/baking.

Pallas ChristopherChristopher Pallas

Hometown: Wyomissing, PA
Undergraduate: Mercer University
Medical school :The Commonwealth Medical College
Chris grew up in Wyomissing, PA before attending college at Mercer University in Macon, GA. Go Bears! He went to medical school in Scranton, PA (home of the TV show The Office). Chris was drawn to medicine at a young age, as he watched his father practice medicine as a cardiologist. He is eager to use what he has learned to help those in need. In his free time Chris enjoys playing basketball and watching sports. You might also find him on one of the many hiking trails in Birmingham or catching a Barons game.

Penick JohnJohn Russell Penick

Hometown: Houston, MS
Undergraduate: Ole Miss
Medical school: University of Mississippi Medical Center
John Russell grew up in small town Mississippi and attended Ole Miss in Oxford, where he met his wife Bethany. He was drawn to UAB because he sensed a very supportive environment from day one. Even though he is new to the city, he already can't get enough of the great food options in Birmingham. He is currently unsure of his future plans in medicine, but hopes to discover his niche during intern year. In his spare time he enjoys going out to eat, traveling, doing anything outdoors, and cheering on the Ole Miss Rebels.

Reighard ShaneShane Reighard

Hometown: Clemson, SC
Undergraduate: Clemson University
Medical school: USCSOM-Greenville
Shane was born in Columbia, SC, and he grew up in the Upstate of South Carolina. He earned a BS in Genetics from Clemson University. After undergraduate, he spent 2 years researching plant genetics in a PhD program however he decided to pursue Medicine after realizing he enjoyed working with patients. He was a member of USCSOM-Greenville's charter class. Shane has enjoyed living in Birmingham, and working with the fantastic faculty, staff and residents at UAB.

Roberson JohnJohn D. Roberson, II

Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Romano JohnJohn Romano

Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Undergraduate: Boston University
Medical school: University of Queensland
John was raised in Upstate New York. After graduating from undergrad, he spent several years as a high school teacher in the New York City Public School System. John spent his first two years of medical school in Brisbane, Australia at the University of Queensland. After numerous seventeen hour flights he relocated to New Orleans, where he completed his clinical rotations at the Ochsner Clinical School. John is extremely happy to have matched at UAB. He is looking forward to the excellent clinical education, diverse patient population and endless research opportunities that lie ahead. He is also excited for a fifth consecutive winter with no snow and his first fall with the NFL Sunday Ticket in his own home.

Shah GauravGaurav Shah

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Undergraduate: Centenary College of Louisiana
Medical school: LSUHSC-New Orleans
I was born in India, but was raised and went to college in Shreveport, Louisiana. Shreveport is a great place to grow up, but decided to travel to New Orleans for medical school to change up the things. I choose Birmingham because of the family and collegial atmosphere among the residents. While I am trying to keep an open mind, once I finish residency, I think my interest lie in either Heme/Onc sub-specialty or a Hospitalist position. Since I grew up in bayou country, I am not used this hills and forest. In my free time, I want to explore some the natural areas in Birmingham surrounding and try some of the good food in the city.

Sheets RyanRyan Sheets

Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical school: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Ryan Sheets graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in International Affairs. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. As he begins his Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency, his current long-term goal is to provide continuity care for children and adults with chronic pediatric diseases. When you see him next, ask him about UGA and Atlanta sports, his favorite Birmingham karaoke spots, and/or the next good concert in town.

Stanko LauraLaura Stanko

Hometown: Centreville, VA
Undergraduate: United States Coast Guard Academy
Medical school: Marshall University
Laura is from Centreville, VA and graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. She served our country for five years as a Deck Watch Officer on a polar icebreaker and as a marine inspector in New England. After discharge, Laura attended Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and was honored to be accepted into the UAB Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program. Laura has been a strong advocate for veteran’s health care and plans on pursuing the Women's Health Track, which in the future will allow her to participate in the VA Women's Primary care clinic. In her spare time, Laura is an avid baseball and gymnastics enthusiast.

Stuart StephenStephen Stuart

Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL
Undergraduate: Auburn University
Medical school: UASOM
Stephen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana before moving to Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he grew up. He quickly saw the light and grew up an avid Auburn fan living in enemy territory. He fulfilled his destiny and became an Auburn tiger for college and then went on to UAB for medical school. Stephen and his wife Mary Katherine have loved life in Birmingham and wouldn't mind practicing medicine and pharmacy in the local area. They love hiking, outdoor sports, running, and of course college football.

Stuewe ElenaElena Stuewe

Hometown: Springfield, IL
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Medical school: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
After spending her undergraduate and medical school years in Illinois, Elena is excited to finally leave her home state to join the awesome residency team here at UAB (and she’s pretty excited about the warm weather, too!). Her academic interests include Infectious Diseases, Hematology/Oncology, and working with underserved patients. In her spare time, you can find her going to pub trivia nights, enjoying Birmingham’s delicious barbecue, and hiking with her two rambunctious rescue dogs.

Vamenta MaryStefanie Vamenta

Hometown: Carthage, MS
Undergraduate: Mississippi State University
Medical school: University of Mississippi
Stefanie was born in the Philippines and moved to the US at age 7. She attended both college and medical school in Mississippi but is excited to explore the Birmingham area. Some of her hobbies include cooking, tennis, and outdoor activities. Although her future career plans are uncertain, she has an interest in endocrinology and is looking forward to the many opportunities UAB has to offer.

Vorenkamp AshleyAshley Vorenkamp

Hometown: Mandeville, LA
Undergraduate: LA Tech University
Medical school: LSU-Shreveport
I was born in south Louisiana and continued my Louisiana journey for both college (LA Tech University) and medical school (LSU-Shreveport). I was finally ready to leave the great state of Louisiana for residency at UAB. My plan is to pursue a career in academic medicine as a hospitalist. Birmingham is a big “foodie” town so I’m loving my new adventures of trying all kinds of restaurants. My favorite hobby is cooking so watching The Food Network is what you will find me doing with some time off.

Wann ConnorConnor Wann

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Undergraduate: University of Oklahoma
Medical school : University of Oklahoma HSC
Sooner born, Sooner bred, and when he dies, he'll be Sooner dead. Connor enjoys running, messing up 80's hair metal solos on his guitar, and growing mustaches. He came to Birmingham to pursue a career in Ophthalmology and is excited to learn more about internal medicine along the way. Most people think his wife is well out of his league and he completely agrees.ty of Oklahoma HSC

Weiland GUstaveGustave Weiland

Hometown: Ocean City, Maryland
Undergraduate: Salisbury University
Medical school: Medical College of Virginia (VCU)
Gustave was born in Campo Largo, Brazil, but spent most of his early years throughout Maryland – from Annapolis to finally calling Ocean City home. He studied molecular biology at Salisbury University before moving to Baltimore (Go O’s!). While in Baltimore, he conducted medical research while also teaching science in the public school system. All of this led him to medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. After being charmed by southern living in Richmond, he wanted more of that southern hospitality – and could not be happier to train at UAB. If not in the hospital, you can find him traveling the south with his culinary companion and wife, Kara, walking his labradoodle around town, or exploring the local music scene.

White CameronCameron White

Hometown: Tupelo, MS
Undergraduate: Emory University
Medical school: Tulane University
Cameron grew up in Tupelo, MS, and went to undergrad at Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation she took a year off to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Nashville. She then moved to New Orleans for medical school and completed a combined MD/MPH program in addition to going to plenty of festivals and eating as much delicious food as possible. She is undecided on her future career plans but is interested in hospitalist medicine. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening, and trying new breweries and restaurants around town.

Yang EdwardEdward Yang

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