Margaret Winkler, M.D., MS, FAAP, FCCM M Winkler 2015Professor, Pediatrics
Ann Dial McMillan Endowed Chair in Pediatric Critical Care
Division Director, Pediatric Critical Care, UAB Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, COA
Medical Director, Critical Care Transport Team, COA
Past President of Children's Hospital Medical Staff
Certification(s): Pediatrics, 1994; Critical Care, 1998
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 1991
Internship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1992
Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1994
Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1997
Special Interests: Lung inflammation, Education in Critical care medicine.
Physician Type: Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine

BuckmasterMark Buckmaster, M.D.
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Certification(s): Pediatrics, 1989; Anesthesiology, 1992; Critical Care, 1994
Medical School: Louisiana State University, 1984
Internship: University of Texas Health Science at Houston, 1985
Residency: University of Texas Health Science at Houston, Anesthesia 1987
Louisiana State University Medical Center , Pediatrics 1989
Fellowship: University of Minnesota, 1992
Special Interests: Sedation outside of the operating room and Risk assessment management in pediatric sedation.
Physician Type: Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine

leslie hayesLeslie Hayes, M.D. , FAAP
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Health Services Administration
Medical Director of Patient Safety, Children’s of Alabama    
Certification(s):  Pediatrics, 2003; Critical Care, 2006
Medical School:  Ohio State University, 1999
Internship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, 2000
Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, 2003
Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Critical Care, 2006
Special Interests: Improving Health Care Delivery through Lean/Six Sigma Methodology, Patient Safety, and Quality Improvement.
Physician Type: Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine

MKongMichele Kong, M.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UAB
Certification(s): Pediatrics, 2006; Critical Care, 2009
Medical School: University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2001
Internship: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2003
Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2005
Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Critical Care Medicine, 2008
Special Interests: Delineating the role and impact of protease dysregulation in the pathogenesis of Acute Lung Injury and Respiratory Syncytial Virus-induced respiratory failure in children and Critical assessment of the acutely ill non-verbal child.
Physician Type: Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine

P PrabhakaranPriya Prabhakaran, M.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UAB
Division Fellowship Director
Certification(s)    Pediatrics, 1999; Critical Care, 2002
Medical School   Madaras Medical College-India, 1995
Internship    SUNYHSC, Syracuse, Pediatrics, 1997
Residency   University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatrics, 1999
Fellowship  Pediatric Critical Care, Baylor college of Medicine, 2000
University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2002
Special Interests   Evaluation the role of Surfactant protein D in acute lung injury in children and studying newer and more advanced monitoring techniques in the setting of traumatic brain injury in children.
Physician Type  Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine

C RutledgeChrystal Rutledge, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UAB
Associate Director, Pediatric Simulation Center at Children’s of Alabama
Certification(s): Pediatrics, 2011; Critical Care, 2014
Medical School: University of Alabama Medical School, 2008
Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals, 2001
Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Critical Care, 2014
Special Interests: The use of simulation to teach the entire spectrum of health care providers using simulation to improve preparedness of community health care workers for sick children.
Physician Type: Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine

W. Sasser 2015Will Sasser, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UAB
Director of Fourth Year Medical Students, UAB Department of Pediatrics
Certification(s): Pediatrics, 2009; Critical Care, 2014
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina: Charleston 2006
Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2009
Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham , Pediatric Pulmonology, 2010
University of Alabama at Birmingham , Pediatric Critical Care, 2012
University of Alabama at Birmingham , Cardiac Critical Care, 2013
Special Interests: Medical education - focusing on enhancing the learning experience of medical students participating in 4th year acting internship rotations and methods to improve post-operative outcomes in neonates and infants with
congenital heart disease.
Physician Type: Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine

TofilNancy Tofil, M.D., MEd
Associate Professor
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UAB
Frederick W. Renneker, III, Endowed Chair in Pediatric Education
Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program, UAB
Chair of Code Committee, COA
Medical Director, Simulation Center, COA, 2012
Certification(s): Pediatrics, 2002; Critical Care, 2005
Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2002
Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005
Special Interests: Simulation and resident education
Physician Type: Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine




Pediatric Section of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine / Pediatric Cardiology

J. AltenJeffrey Alten, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Section Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, UAB
Chief, Section of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, UAB                      
Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), COA
Director, Cardiac Extracorporeal Support, COA
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Fellowship Director, UAB
Certification(s): Pediatrics, 2003 ; Critical Care, 2006
Medical School: University of Missouri – Columbia, MO, 1999
Residency: University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences, Pediatrics, 2002
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2005
Special Interests: Clinical and translational research in critically ill children with cardiac disease.
Physician Type: Pediatrics, Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

S BorasinoSantiago Borasino, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Section Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, UAB
Co-Director, Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), COA
Certification(s): Pediatrics,2005; Critical Care, 2008
Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia—Alberto Hurtado Medical School, Lima, Peru, 2000
Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatrics, 2004
Fellowship: Children’s of Philadelphia, Critical Care Medicine, 2007
Special Interests: Post-Cardiac Surgery, Traumatic Brain Injury, PICU Sedation
Physician Type: Pediatrics, Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

K JacksonKimberly Jackson, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Section Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, UAB
Quality Improvement Director, Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), COA
Certification(s): Pediatrics, 2009 ; Cardiology, 2012
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, 2004
Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, 2008
Fellowship: Medical University of South, Pediatric Cardiology, 2011
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, 2012
Physician Type: Pediatrics, Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

YKalraYuvraj Kalra, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Section Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, UAB
Pediatric Residency Program
Certification(s): Pediatrics, 2011 ; Critical Care, 2014
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India, 2005
Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Pediatrics, 2010
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Critical Care Medicine, 2013
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, 2014
Special Interests: Use of extracorporeal support in the pediatric medical and cardiac critical care unit.
Physician Type: Pediatrics, Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

L RhodesLeslie Rhodes, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Section Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, UAB
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Fellowship Director, UAB
Certification(s): Pediatrics, 2010; Critical Care, 2014
Medical School: University of Mississippi, 2007
Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatrics, 2010
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University, Critical Care Medicine, 2011
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Critical Care Medicine, 2013
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, 2014
Special Interests: Physiology of pediatric cardiac intensive care.
Physician Type: Pediatrics, Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

hayden zaccangiHayden Zaccagni, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Section Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, UAB
Director, CVICU Code Committee at COA    
Certification(s): Pediatrics, 2009; Cardiolgy, 2014
Medical School: University Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 2006
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Pediatrics, 2009
Fellowship: Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Cardiology, 2012
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, 2013
Physician Type: Pediatrics, Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

ivision of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Section Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, UAB

Pediatric Residency Program

Certification(s)                        Pediatrics, 2011 ; Critical Care, 2014

Medical School                        Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India, 2005

Residency                                 University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Pediatrics, 2010

Fellowship    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Critical Care Medicine, 2013

  University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, 2014

Special Interests   Use of extracorporeal support in the pediatric medical and cardiac critical care unit.

Physician Type   Pediatrics, Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

 

Leslie Rhodes, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Section Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, UAB

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Fellowship Director, UAB

Certification(s)    Pediatrics, 2010; Critical Care, 2014

Medical School    University of Mississippi, 2007

Residency    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatrics, 2010

Fellowship     Vanderbilt University, Critical Care Medicine, 2011

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Critical Care Medicine, 2013

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, 2014

Special Interests    Physiology of pediatric cardiac intensive care.

Physician Type  Pediatrics, Cardiac Critical Care Medicine

 

Hayden Zaccagni, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Section Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, UAB

Director, CVICU Code Committee at COA    

Certification(s)   Pediatrics, 2009; Cardiolgy, 2014

Medical School   University Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 2006

Residency  Medical University of South Carolina, Pediatrics, 2009

Fellowship   Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Cardiology, 2012

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, 2013

Special Interests  

Physician Type   Pediatrics, Cardiac Critical Care Medicine