Donna M. Bearden, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
CH19 219
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL. 35294-2041


Donna Bearden was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Delaware. She received her BS and MD degrees from the University of South Alabama, and her MPH from UAB. After completing a fellowship in Geriatrics in 1992 at UAB, she stayed on as faculty for three years. She then left and practiced internal medicine at a UAB satellite office for twelve years. She then returned to the UAB main campus in 2007, and has worked on the geriatric consult service and the palliative care services since then.

She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Geriatrics.

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
The American Geriatrics Society
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Clinical/Research Interests

Acute Care for the Elderly
Hospice and Palliative Care