Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

The UAB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program has been training leaders in academic Palliative Medicine since 2000, making it one of the oldest and most established training programs in the country. Our one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship offers a rigorous interdisciplinary education in palliative care at UAB Hospitals, the Birmingham VA Medical Center, and Children's of Alabama. Fellows also receive training in the outpatient setting through the UAB Supportive Care & Survivorship Clinic, the UAB HIV Palliative Care Clinic, and through partnerships with community hospices and long term care facilities.  In addition to clinical skills, the curriculum includes training in palliative research methodology and quality improvement, teaching skills, and palliative care and hospice business and administration.  The balance and breadth of experience ensures that fellows are ready to practice in the inpatient, ambulatory, or hospice settings upon completion of the fellowship training.  

 We are currently accepting applications for one-year adult and one-year pediatric track training.


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Contact Information:

Vicki Herring, Program Administrator
UAB Center for Palliative & Supportive Care
CH19 219U, 1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-2041
Phone: (205) 975-8197
Fellowship Committee:

Michael Barnett, MD, MS, Program Director

Laurel Kilpatrick, MD, Associate Program Director

Vicki Herring, Program Administrator

Joyce Crump, RN, NP-C, MSN, MBA, Program Coordinator

Melanie Farrell, MD

Heather Herrington, MD

Kay Knowlton, PhD, LPC

Jackie Palmore, RN, CHPN