Heather L. Herrington, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Div. of Gerontology, Geriatrics & Palliative Care
CH19 219
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-2041
Voice: 205.975.8197
Fax: 205.975.8173


Herrington-2013Heather Herrington, MD is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). An Alabama native, she graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2001. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas, Houston and then completed her Geriatric Medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She received additional training in Palliative Care through the Harvard Medical School "Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice" course, and additional training in Medical Education through the Harvard Macy Institute's "Program for Educators in the Health Professions", for which she has subsequently served as a returning Faculty Scholar. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care.
Dr. Herrington joined the faculty at UAB in 2006, and she attends on both the inpatient geriatrics and inpatient palliative care services at UAB. She also attends on the Birmingham VA inpatient Palliative Care service.   

Professional Memberships

American Geriatrics Society

Gerontological Society of America

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine

Clinical/Research Interests

Geriatric Palliative Care, Palliative Care in Dementia, Delirium, Medical Education

Selected Publications

Fred HL, Herrington HL, Guthrie, AM. Radiology Quiz. Resident and Staff Physician 2004, p. 18, 27.

Herrington HL. "End of Life Care- Hospice Use in Patients with Dementia." Alabama-Practice-Based CME Network, University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of CME. April, 2008.

Bailey FA, Broeren SC, Herrington HL, Nash RR. "Symptom Management." University of Alabama at Birmingham Geriatric Education Center training module, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Harada CN and Herrington HL. Agitation in Older Adults. In: Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. McKean (Ed). In press.

Ongoing Research Support

09/10-08/15 PI, Geriatrics Academic Career Award "Geriatrics for the Hospice and Palliative Care Provider" K01HP20508