Clinical Team

To learn more about our team members, visit their profiles below:

Leadership

 

Rodney O. Tucker, MD, MMM
Associate Professor
 Director UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care

Chief Experience Officer - UAB Medicine

 


Jackie Westbrook, RN, MSN, CHPN

Nurse Manager, UAB Palliative and Comfort Care Unit
 

Collaborating Physicians  

 

Cindy Baker, MD

Assist. Prof., Med. Dir., Alacare Hospice

 

Michael Barnett MD

Assistant Professor

Donna Bearden, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

 

Kellie Flood, MD

Associate Professor

Ami Goodnough, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

 

Heather L. Herrington, MD

Associate Professor

John Holcombe, MD

Assistant Professor
 

 

 

Laurel Kilpatrick, MD

Assistant Professor

 

Eddie Mathews, MD

UAB Hospitalist/Assistant Professor

Jason McKeown, MD

Assistant Professor, Anesthesia

Jessica S. Merlin, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor

 

Ashley Nichols, MD

            Assistant Professor             
Medical Dir. UAB Palliative and Comfort Care Unit

 

 

Interdisciplinary Team Members


Amanda Baker, CRNP

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

 

Lynn Gray

Care Manager Palliative Care

Kay Knowlton, PhD

Counseling

Marcia Lowe

Hospital Unit Educator

 

Becky Miller, PharmD

Pharmacy

 

Jackie Palmore, RN, BSN, CHPN
Palliative Care Care Coordinator

 

Melvin R. Rodgers, II, DMin, BCC, AAPC   

Pastoral Care Liaison

Diane C. Tucker, PhD

Psychology