nagiThe following is an announcement from Alfred Habeeb Professor and Chair Dan E. Berkowitz, M.D.

After a rigorous search committee process, it is with great pleasure that the UAB Heersink School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine announces the appointment of Peter Nagi, M.D., Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, as the Interim Vice Chair for the Division of Pain Medicine. 

As many of you know, Dr. Nagi is not new to this role – as he led the division with much vigor and enthusiasm from 2016 until 2020. 

Dr. Nagi is extraordinarily qualified and positioned to lead the division in times that are not only challenging, but also filled with tremendous opportunity for expansion and growth. He completed his Pain Medicine Fellowship at Duke University in 2006, and then joined our department’s faculty. Dr. Nagi led our Pain Medicine Fellowship until 2013 and became the Director of the UAB Pain Treatment Clinic at UAB Hospital-Highlands until 2016. He then took on the leadership role of Director of the division, and now Interim Vice Chair.

Dr. Nagi’s calm and engaging demeanor, consensus-building leadership style, and deep experience and institutional knowledge will serve our department well in this critical time for the division. Additionally, his experience in education, quality, and clinical research will enable him to guide the division’s path moving forward. 

I am optimistic that with the shared engagement and vision of the faculty, Dr. Nagi will be able to help the division negotiate an even brighter future.  

I am also tremendously grateful to the search committee, under the chairmanship of Ben Tuck, M.D., for their hard work and engagement in a fair, in-depth, and procedurally just process under the guidance of Beth Duggan, M.D.