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Physicians


drew_davis01Drew Davis, MD | Associate Professor | Medical Director for the UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Drew Davis, MD, serves as Medical Director for the UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children's of Alabama. He is an Associate Professor in the UAB Departments of Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).  Dr. Davis also serves as Medical Director for the Children's of Alabama Early Intervention Program. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) and PM&R. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, completed residency with the UAB Department of PM&R, and completed fellowship in PRM in the UAB Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Davis is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Alabama Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Jefferson County Medical Society. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Head Injury Foundation and Disability Rights and Resources, and is a member of the Alabama Head Injury Task Force.

Dr. Davis's special interests include management of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, spasticity, and assistive technology. His primary research interests are in constraint-induced movement therapy, neuroplasticity and technology applications for individuals with physical and cognitive impairments.

Paola MendozaPaola Mendoza, MD | Assistant ProfessorPaola 'Lala' Mendoza-Sengco, MD, is an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Pediatrics Division of Rehabilitation Medicine. She completed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency training at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where she served as academic chief resident. She obtained her fellowship training in pediatric rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 

Dr. Mendoza is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the Philippine Medical Association and the University of the East Medical Alumni Association. 

Dr. Mendoza’s clinical interests include cerebral palsy, spasticity management and brachial plexus injuries. Her primary research interests include medical student education, neuroplasticity in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, birth brachial plexus injuries and pediatric traumatic brain injury.

She is currently accepting new patient referrals.  Please call 638-9790 for an appointment.
swanson erinErin Swanson, MD | Assistant ProfessorErin Swanson, MD, is an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatrics division of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Swanson completed her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Combined Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Dr. Swanson's clinical interests include: international medicine, injury prevention and pediatric traumatic brain injury. She is a member of 
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Association of Academic Physiatrists, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association.


lawDr. Charles Law, adjunct faculty member with UAB, is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has a subspeciality certification in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.   Dr. Law attended medical school at East Tennessee State University and completed his residency training in PM&R at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  His fellowship training in pediatric rehabilitation was at Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado.  Dr. Law is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Development, the American Medical Association, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the Medical Association of Alabama, and the Southern Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 

Dr. Law's special interests include spasticity management, constraint-induced therapy, brain and spinal cord injury.  He is involved in ongoing research primarily in Cerebral Palsy.

Nursing Staff


Tracy Luker, RN, BSN, Nurse clinician
Angela Hamby, RN, MPH, CRRN, Nurse clinician
Amy Mathews, RN, Nurse clinician
Patricia Clark, RN, Inpatient Rehabilitation Coordinator
Cyndi Cortes, DrPH, MSN, CRNP, CRRN, Nurse clinician


Additional Team Members


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Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapist
Speech Language Pathologist
Bedside Rehabilitation Nurse
Pastoral Care
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Counselor
Registered Dietitian
Respiratory Therapist 
Social Worker
Teacher