Faculty and Staff



Name Position Phone
James R Kilgore, Ph.D, PA-C Program Director, Assistant Professor 205-934-9124
John Baddley, MD Associate Medical Director, Associate Professor
Kara L. Caruthers, MSPAS, PA-C Assistant Professor 205-934-7539
William R. Drace, MA, PA-C Assistant Professor 205-934-3781
Chad Epps, MD Associate Professor 205-996-2651
Paul Harrelson, MPAS, PA-C Associate Program Director, Clinical Coordinator, 
Assistant Professor
205-975-0342
John Hurt, MSPAS, PA-C Assistant Professor 205-975-5178
Kristopher Maday, MS, PA-C, CNSC
Academic Coordinator, Assistant Professor 205-996-2656
Stephanie McGilvray, MMSc, PA-C Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Professor 205-996-2911
Donald Reiff, MD Medical Director
Kelley Swatzell, MPH Assistant Professor 205-975-2924


UAB PA Program Curriculum Vitae
Professional Involvement by Faculty over the past several years

National:
  • AAPA Physician Assistant Foundation President
  • AAPA Physician Assistant Foundation Board of Trustees (x2)
  • AAPA Political Action Committee Chair
  • AAPA Board of Directors
  • AAPA HOD participation (>30 years continuous participation by faculty)
  • JAAPA Reviewer
Local:
  • Alabama Society of Physician Assistants – President (x3)
  • Alabama Society of Physician Assistants – Board Members (x4)
  • Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners PA Advisory Committee (x3)
  • Governor’s Task Force on Health Care Reform
  • Baptist Medical Center Institutional Review Board Member
  • Visiting Nurse Association Advisory Board
Accreditation:
UAB has been continuously accredited since the inception of the accreditation process in 1972.

Recent Faculty Publications Titles:
  • INFLUENZA IN THE GERIATRIC POPULATION
  • METHODOLOGY FOR THE ENZYMATIC RELEASE OF HEMOPOIETIC STEM CELLS (CFUs) FROM THE ENDOSTEAL AND COMPACT REGIONS OF MOUSE FEMURS
  • ASSAY OF COLONY FORMING UNITS (CFUs) IN NORMAL BONE MARROW AND ENZYMATICALLY RELEASED CELLS FROM THE ENDOSTEUM AND COMPACT BONE OF MOUSE FEMURS.
  • MANAGEMENT OF AN OBSTETRIC PATIENT BY THE EMT
  • WORKING IN A DIALYSIS UNIT IS A CHALLENGING TASK FOR THE PA
  • MY FIRST ENCOUNTER (WITH AN AIDS PATIENT)
  • ACUTE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS
  • EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF ACUTE RENAL FAILURE
  • UNDERSTANDING ELECTROLYTES: IMPORTANT DIAGNOSIS CLUES TO PATIENT STATUS
  • HEADLICE – GETTING DOWN TO THE NIT OF THINGS
  • H1N1 POICY: HYPE OR JUSTIFIED CONCERN

Recent Faculty Poster Titles:
  • COMPARISON OF INTERMITTENT ONDANSETRON VERSUS CONTINUOUS INFUSION METOCLOPRAMIDE USED WITH STANDARD COMBINATION ANTIEMETICS IN CONTROL OF ACUTE NAUSEA INDUCED BY CISPLATIN CHEMOTHERAPY
  • PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT UPDATE - EDUCATION, TRAINING AND POTENTIAL IMPACT ON HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

Recent Faculty Presentation and Workshop Titles:
  • CLINICAL TRIALS OPPORTUNITIES
  • SUTURING TECHNIQUES AND WOUND CARE FOR SUPERFICIAL WOUND WORKSHOP
  • OBSTRUCTIVE LUNG DISEASE
  • MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY
  • SURGICAL NUTRITION
  • CASTING AND SPLINTING WORKSHOP
  • INTERPRETATION OF CHEST X’RAYS
  • EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
  • CULTURAL COMPETENCE

Recent Grant Awards:
  • HRSA – TRAINING IN PRIMARY CARE MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY 2011-15

Recent Faculty Awards:
  • AAPA DISTINGUISHED FELLOW (x4)
  • RECOGNITION OF SIGNIFICIANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PHYSICAN ASSISTANT PROFESSION IN ALABAMA
  • ALABAMA BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR – BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL
  • EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD AT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
  • FACULTY APPRECIATION AWARD – BLACK STUDENT AWARDNESS COMMITTEE AT THE UNIVERISTY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM