Faculty




Margaret Winkler, M.D.
Ann Dial McMillan Endowed Chair in Pediatric 
     Critical Care
Divison Director and Professor
Division Fellowship Director
Past President of Children's Hospital Medical Staff
Medical Director Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Medical Director, Critical Care Transport Team
Certification   Pediatrics, 1994; Critical Care, 1998
Medical School   University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Residency   University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Fellowship   University of Alabama at Birmingham
Special Interests   Lung inflammation 
Internship   University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Physician Type
  Pediatrics Critical Care



       Winkler

Jeffrey Alten, M.D.
Professor
Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Certification   Pediatrics, 2004 Pediatric Critical Care, 2006
Medical School   University of Missouri-Columbia
Residency   University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Fellowship   Baylor, Houston, TX (2002-2005)
Special Interests   Cardiovascular Intensive Care
Internship   University of Arkansas
Physician Type
  Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care



Santiago Borasino, M.D.
Associate Professor
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Medical School   Unversidad Remona Cayetano
Residency   Pediatrics, UAB 2002-2004
Fellowship   Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2004-2007
Internship   Pediatrics, UAB 2001-2002
Physician Type   Pediatrics Critical Care



Mark Buckmaster, M.D.
Associate Professor

Certification   Pediatrics, 1989; Anesthesiology, 1992; Critical Care, 1994
Medical School   Louisiana State University
Residency   University of Texas Health Science at Houston; Louisiana State University Medical Center
Fellowship   University of Minnesota
Special Interests   Sedation
Internship   University of Texas Health Science at Houston
Physician Type   Pediatrics Critical Care



Leslie Hayes, M.D.
Associate Professor
Physician Patient Safety Officer, COA

Certification   Pediatrics, 2003 Pediatric Critical Care, 2006
Medical School   Ohio State University
Residency   Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric, UAB, 2003
Fellowship   Pediatric Critical Care, UAB, 2006
Special Interests   Acute kidney injury in multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
Internship   Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric, UAB, 2000
Physician Type   Pediatrics Critical Care



Kimberly Jackson, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Certification   Pediatrics, 2009 Pediatric Critical Care, 2012
Medical School   Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University 2000-2004
Residency   University of Alabama at Birmingham 2005-2008
Fellowship   Pediatric Critical Care, UAB, 2011-2012
Medical University of South 2008-2011
Special Interests    
Physician Type   Pediatrics Cardiac Critical Care



Yuvraj Kalra, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Certification   Pediatrics, 2011
Medical School   Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India, 2005
Residency/Internship   University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN,2007-2010
Fellowship   Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2010 – 2013
Special Interests    
Physician Type
  Pediatrics Critical Care



Michele Kong, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Certification   Pediatrics 2006, Pediatric Critical Care 2009
Medical School   University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1998-2001
Residency/Internship   University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS 2002-2005
Fellowship   University of Alabama at Birmingham 2005-2008
Special Interests   Respiratory Distress
Physician Type   Pediatrics Critical Care



Priya Prabhakaran, M.D.
Associate Professor
Division Associate Fellowship Director

Certification   Pediatrics (1999) Pediatric Critical Care ( 2002)
Medical School   Madaras Medical College-India
Residency   UAB, Pediatrics (1997-1999)
Fellowship   Pediatric Critical Care, Baylor college of Medicine (1999-2000) UAB (2000-2002)
Special Interests   Biology of lung injury, mechanical ventilation
Internship   SUNYHSC, Syracuse, Pediatrics (1996-1997)
Physician Type   Pediatrics Critical Care



Leslie Rhodes, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Certification   Pediatrics 2010
Medical School   University Medical Center, Jackson, MS
Residency   University of Alabama at Birmingham (2007-2010)
Fellowship   University of Alabama at Birmingham (2011-2014)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2010-2011)
Special Interests    
Physician Type   Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care



Stephen Robert, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Certification   Pediatrics 2004, Pediatric Critical Care 2008
Medical School   University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 2001
Residency   Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Fellowship   University of Pittsburgh
Special Interests   Resuscitation of shock and heart failure
Physician Type   Pediatrics Critical Care



Chrystal Rutledge, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Certification    
Medical School    
Residency    
Fellowship    
Special Interests    
Physician Type   Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care



Will Sasser, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Certification   Pediatrics 2009
Medical School   Medical University of South Carolina: Charleston 2006
Residency   University of Alabama at Birmingham 2006- 2009
Fellowship   University of Alabama at Birmingham 2009-2013
Special Interests   clinical interventions aimed at improving care of children with congenital and acquired heart disease
Physician Type   Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care



Nancy Tofil, M.D.
Associate Professor
Frederick W. Renneker, III, Endowed Chair in Pediatric Education
Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program
Chair of Code Committee, CHS
Medical Director, Simulation Center

Certification   Pediatrics 2002, Pediatric Critical Care 2005
Medical School   Ohio State University College of Medicine 1994-1998
Residency   University of Alabama at Birmingham 1998-2002
Fellowship   University of Alabama at Birmingham 2002-2005
Special Interests   Simulation and resident education
Physician Type   Pediatric Critical Care



Hayden Zaccagni, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Certification   Pediatrics 2002, Pediatric Critical Care 2005
Medical School   University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio 2002 -2006
Residency   Medical University of South Carolina 2006-2009
Fellowship   University of Alabama at Birmingham 2012-2013
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2009-2012
Special Interests    
Physician Type   Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care