Gamble KarenThe UAB Department of Psychiatry is delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Gamble, Ph.D. to the Tate Jordan Thomas Professorship in Psychiatric Medicine. Dr. Gamble is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, recruited to UAB from Vanderbilt in 2009. She leads an outstanding research program and has been a leader in translational neuroscience, especially as it relates to psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Gamble's research focuses on chronobiology, regulation of which is disrupted in a number of psychiatric disorders including depression, schizophrenia, and ADHD, and is artifically dysregulated in shift-workers. This is a singular honor for Dr. Gamble, and is well-deserved recognition of her outstanding researach.

Dr. Martinez 1 2The UAB Department of Psychiatry is delighted to announce that Dr. Jesse "Tobias" Martinez has accepted the invitation to join the faculty of the UAB Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology effective July, 2016. He will be appointed as Assistant Professor and will hold the title Director of Psychiatric Consultation/Liaison and Emergency Services. His primary responsibilities will be largely at Children’s of Alabama, where he will split his time between outpatient and Consultation/ED patient care. Dr. Martinez received his MD from the University of Texas campus in San Antonio and then came to UAB where he completed his General Psychiatry Residency before transferring to the UAB Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Martinez is presently completing his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship, where he has distinguished himself as a wonderful clinician, and currently serves as one of the Chief Residents. In addition to his service as Chief Resident of the Child program, Dr. Martinez has been active in service areas, including leadership roles in our departmental Resident Association and serving on several committees within the department and at Children’s of Alabama.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Martinez on his faculty appointment and welcoming him to the Department.

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the appointments of our Cheif Residents for General Program for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Ellen Amrock

Dr. Ellen Armock received her Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She received her medical degree from McGovern Medical School at UT.


Katie Thrower



Dr. Katie Thrower is from Fultondale, AL.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in
Biology and her medical degree from the University
of Alabama at Birmingham.


Please join us in congratulating Dr. Amrock and Dr. Thrower as they take on their new responsibilities with their academic training.
We are pleased to announce the following applicants have been matched for General Residency Match 2016 and will begin their training in July. Match 2016 Roster

DoctorsTeaserImages d0829f22UAB Psychiatry is proud to announce that six faculty members were named in the 2015-2016 ‘Best Doctors’ list. The Best Doctors in America list includes the nation’s most respected specialists and primary care physicians. These are the doctors that other doctors recognize as the best in their fields. Choosing from thousands of the nation’s top physicians, six psychiatrists within the Department were included in this latest edition of the Best Doctors in America. Among these were Drs. Lee Ascherman, Jacqueline Feldman, Peter PenherskiSamuel Rubin, F. Cleveland Kinney, and Richard Shelton.