Associate Director Education

Research and Clinical Interests
Transitions of Care, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Systematic Reviews of the Literature, Medical Education Research 


Dr. Riesenberg is a full-time medical educator who works exclusively for the Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine residency program. As the Associate Director Education, Dr. Riesenberg’s role involves medical education curricular innovations, evaluation methods, faculty development, improving patient safety and quality through Graduate Medical Education, learning styles assessment and individualized learning plans coaching, scientific writing and publication, and medical education outcomes research.

In addition, she is responsible for our Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program, which provides residents the opportunity to become leaders in health care through enhanced educational tracks. The UAB Department of Anesthesiology is committed to providing excellent clinical training, as well as providing opportunities for residents to develop unique skills that will allow them to become leaders in health care. Our innovative leadership tracks are designed to nurture leadership, communication, and administrative expertise and include certificate and Master’s degree options for selected residents.


RN, St. John’s School of Nursing
American Board of Medical Quality, Certificate in Medical Quality (CMQ)
Patient Safety Certificate offered by the National Quality Colloquium and sponsored by Thomas Jefferson University, School of Population Health
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School for Health Professions Basic Level certification
Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC). Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) sponsored medical education research certification


Graduate School
Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Higher Education Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction with an area of specialization in Educational Leadership

Graduate School
MS, New School for Social Research
Health Science Management


Office Location
JT 909