Faculty

Bernard-Kant

Our UAB Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division is located at Children's of Alabama.  We have twenty PEM attending physicians and ten Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows. All of our attending physicians are BC/BE in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Our physicians include: 

Peter Glaeser, M.D.
C. Phillip McWane Endowed Chair in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. Glaeser is a professor and serves as the Vice Chair for Clinical Services for the Department of Pediatrics. He is the Division Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.  He is a member of the hospital’s IT Executive Committee and is the Past Chair of the National Registry of EMTs Board of Directors. He has a number of interests, one of which is improving the pre-hospital care of children.

Mark Baker, M.D.
Dr. Baker is an Associate Professor whose primary interests are in Disaster Medicine and bedside Emergency Ultrasound.

Steve Baldwin, M.D.
Dr. Baldwin is a Professor and is currently obtaining his MBA. He has multiple areas of interest including IT, Disaster Medicine, and Trauma.

Jud Barber, M.D.
Dr. Barber is a Professor and Chair of the Hospital Sedation Committee. He is involved in our ED Improvement Committee.

David Bernard, M.D.
Dr. Bernard is a Professor whose primary area of interest is child abuse medicine. He is also involved in the areas of medical trauma, and airway management issues.  He is Chair of the Clinical Outcomes Committee for Children's of Alabama.

Terri Coco, M.D.
Dr.  Coco is an Associate Professor and the Medical Director for both the After Hours Clinic and the PALS Course.  Her area of interest is injury prevention.

Valerie Davis, M.D.
Dr. Davis is an Assistant Professor whose primary interest is Asthma along with research activities at the fellowship level.

Nicole Jones, M.D.

Dr. Jones is an Assistant Professor who provides clinical services in the ED.

Shruti Kant, M.D.

Dr. Kant is an Assistant Professor with an interest in Infant and Toddler Home Safety - An Educational Intervention. She is the Assistant Director of the Division’s Fellowship Program.

Ann Klasner, M.D.
Dr. Klasner is a Professor and serves as the Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Department and for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program.  She is active with Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) and EMSC programs at State and National levels, and has an interest in Continuing Medical Education activities.

Erica Liebelt, M.D.
Dr. Liebelt is a Professor and a Board Certified Toxicologist.  She serves as the Co-Medical Director of Regional Poison Control Center.  Dr. Liebelt also serves as the Medical Director of Medication Safety for Children's of Alabama.

Laurie Marzullo, M.D.
Dr. Marzullo is an Assistant Professor, an ICM Clinical Scholar. She coordinates resident education and evaluation for the Division.

Heather Mitchell, M.D.
Dr. Mitchell is an Assistant Professor and provides clinical service in the ED. Her primary interest is in Injury and Violence Prevention.

Kathy W. Monroe M.D.
Dr. Monroe is a Professor and Medical Director of the Children's of Alabama Emergency Department.  Her research interests include injury prevention, endocrine emergencies, and telephone triage. 

Michele Nichols, M.D.
Dr. Nichols is a Professor and serves as the Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics. She is the Director of the Department of Pediatrics' Residency Program and holds the Frederick W. Renneker, III, Endowed Chair in Pediatric Education.  She also serves as Co-Medical Director of the Regional Poison Control Center.  Her areas of interest include poison education, and injury prevention.

Melissa Peters, M.D.
Dr. Peters is an Assistant Professor whose primary medical interest is in child physical abuse.

Christopher Pruitt, M.D.

Dr.  Pruitt is an Assistant Professor and is the Research Director for the Division.

Paul Schneider, M.D.

Dr. Schneider is an Assistant Professor who provides clinical services in the ED.

Annalise Sorrentino, M.D.

Dr. Sorrentino is a Professor and the UAB Assistant Dean of Students. She is also the author-editor-publisher of the Division's newsletter, The Polhill Report.

Marjorie Lee White, M.D.
Dr. White is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Pediatric Simulation Center at COA, She also serves as the Director of the Office of Interprofessional Simulation, Assistant Dean for Clinical Simulation in the School of Medicine and Vice President of Clinical Simulation in the Health System . She is an ICM Clinical Scholar and is the Director of Medical Student Simulation, UAB School of Medicine.

Dr. Carden Johnston is a Professor Emeritus and although he officially retired after 25 years at Children's of Alabama, he remains active in education and child advocacy. He is a past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  

The Division works closely with Dr. William D. King, Director of the Southeast Child Safety Institute/Regional Poison Control Center.