Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Ascherman-Lee  Residency Training Director:
Lee I. Ascherman, M.D., MPH
Professor; Vice Chair of Education & Training, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
 Cullinan-James Associate Residency Training Director:
James Cullinan, D.O.
Associate Professor

The Department of Psychiatry offers a two year residency in child and adolescent psychiatry. Traditionally, this residency follows the PGY-III or PGY-IV training years in general psychiatry. However, alternative sequences for completing residency training in child and adolescent psychiatry can be designed. Applicants who wish to achieve their training in child and adolescent psychiatry in an alternative sequence are encouraged to discuss their ideas and needs with the training director.

Physical Address:
EFH 305-1720 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35233-0009
Telephone: (205) 975-8204 or 1-800-782-1133, (205) 934-5156

Download Resident Application Form

Mission:

  • To provide excellence in clinical care, education and training, and research in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • To serve as a community and regional resource advocating for the needs of children and adolescents
 

Programs and Services

  • Outpatient diagnostic evaluations
  • Individualized treatment involving psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy and medication as indicated
  • Psychological and Educational testing
  • 45 Inpatient beds for evaluation and treatment
  • Engel Day Treatment Program providing integrated longer term education and treatment of children and adolescents
  • Consultation Liaison services to the Children’s Hospital of Alabama
  • Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) fully accredited residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
 

Accomplishments:

  • Largest group of Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists in the state
  • Provides the largest range of child and adolescent psychiatry services in Alabama
  • Liaison relationships with regional school systems and State of Alabama Youth Services for Children and Adolescents
  • ACGME fully accredited training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Affiliation with The Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Jefferson County schools, the Family Court of Jefferson County, Sparks-Civitan Center, and Glenwood Mental Health Services, Inc.
  • Engel School provides a nationally unique longer term setting for the integration of educational and treatment needs of children and adolescents.
 

 Features:

  • Two year residency program with strong biopsychosocial focus, 6 residents total usually distributed 3 residents per year
  • Diverse, large, multidisciplinary faculty
  • All clinical experiences on site on one city block in the midst of the UAB Medical Center
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • 9 Child inpatient beds
  • 16 Adolescent inpatient beds
  • Day Treatment (long term) Therapeutic School Preschool through High School
  • Consultation Liaison Services
  • Strong affiliation with The Children’s Hospital of Alabama (on site)
  • Strong affiliation with community schools and agencies and state agencies including The Family Court of Jefferson County, the UAB Sparks Development Clinic, and the public school systems
 

University of Alabama at Birmingham Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty
Lee I. Ascherman, M.D., MPH
Tolulope Aduroja, M.D., MPH
Nasima Amin, M.D.
James Cullinan, DO
Vivian Friedman, Ph.D.
Francisca MgBodile, M.D.
Laura Montgomery-Barefield, M.D.
Samuel Rubin, M.D.
Lelland Tolbert, Ph.D.
Vinita Yalamanchili, M.D.

Volunteer Faculty
Kyle Echols, M.D.
Marisa Giggie, M.D.
Gonzalo Gurmendi, M.D.
Stephen Kowalski, M.D.
Artie Nelson, M.D.
Janice Sandy, M.D.
Elizabeth Trawick, M.D.