Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Pediatrics/
Children’s of Alabama

The goal of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) fellowship program is to prepare specialists in hospital medicine who will have excellent clinical skills, the ability to perform meaningful research and the capacity to become leaders in the field of hospital medicine. The curriculum provides sufficient clinical experience for fellows to become confident experts in the care of hospitalized children. The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies ( are addressed through structured seminars, clinical experience, and directed study.

Fellows also devote time and effort to academic interests including research projects focused on quality improvement, clinical problems or medical education. Our faculty have developed a core lecture series to give fellows a working knowledge of health information systems, study design, and basic biostatistics, among other topics. All PHM fellows will complete a research project that will contribute to the field of pediatric hospital medicine in its broadest sense, as well as the opportunity to build a disease-specific clinical pathway to be used at Children’s of Alabama.

Fellows serve as attending physicians on a busy general inpatient service for approximately 16 weeks per year, initially working under the supervision of PHM faculty members. In-house overnight call is limited to 24 nights per year. Clinical service takes place in Children’s of Alabama, the centerpiece of a health system for children and adolescents that occupies new, state-of-the-art 340 bed inpatient facilities. Children’s of Alabama serves as the regional referral center for Alabama and surrounding states.

PHM fellowship is typically two years; extension to a third year is possible for candidates who wish to pursue a graduate degree during fellowship. A competitive salary and fringe benefit package is provided; salaries for physician fellows at UAB are based on year of postgraduate training and are the same across all departments. PHM fellows work with 9 academic, UAB Department of Pediatrics faculty members who are pediatric hospitalists. We will accept two well-qualified fellows each year. Applicants must complete residency in an accredited pediatrics or medicine/pediatrics program in the U.S. prior to fellowship. Interested candidates can request application materials or obtain more information from:

Sridaran Narayanan, MD
Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
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Applications are available in June of each year and should be submitted by September 30.

UAB is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.                    


Study shows longer-term CMV treatment effective for symptomatic babies


David Kimberlin, MD,
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and colleagues have published new findings in the New England Journal of Medicine of their study which evaluated shorter term (6 weeks) versus longer term (6 months) oral valganciclovir treatment for babies with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease.  These findings build upon earlier studies Kimberlin's team conducted that established the dose to use, and showed that 6 weeks of treatment was better than no treatment.  The new study proved that treating for 6 months provides more durable improvement in hearing, as well as improvement in neurodevelopmental outcomes.  This is a major advance in the management of this infection, and adds to the decades of world leadership in congenital CMV research provided by the UAB Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  Click here to read the article...  

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