Dawn Bulgarella, CPA, MSHA

Dawn Bulgarella, CPA, MSHA

Chief Financial Officer
UAB Health System

Dawn Bulgarella, CPA, MSHA, S. Dawn Bulgarella, MSHA, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer, UAB Health System and the Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, UAB School of Medicine. In this dual role, Bulgarella serves as a member of the senior leadership teams of both the UAB Health System and School of Medicine, providing oversight, coordination and direction with respect to administrative and financial matters, participating in strategic planning activities of each organization towards achieving the organization’s objectives and financial business plans. Bulgarella received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and graduate degree from UAB and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. She has been a part of UAB Medicine since 1993 and has served in various administrative and financial roles within the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, the School of Medicine and the UAB Health System. Bulgarella is married and has three children.


Cheri L. Canon, M.D., F.A.C.R., F.A.A.W.R.

Cheri L. Canon, M.D., F.A.C.R., F.A.A.W.R.

Chair
Department of Radiology

Cheri L. Canon, M.D., F.A.C.R., F.A.A.W.R. is a Professor and Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology at the UAB School of Medicine and sits on UAB Medicine Joint Operating Leadership Council. She served as an oral examiner for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for eleven years, a member of the Board of Trustees, and now sits on its Board of Governors. She was the vice chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR), chancellor on the board, and previously served as the chair of the ACR Commission on Education. She is the President-elect of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) and the co-creator of LEAD, a new women’s leadership development program jointly developed by SCARD and GE Healthcare. She is active in the Birmingham community and is a member of the Birmingham Rotary Club and is the current president for MOMENTUM, a Birmingham women’s leadership organization.


Mitchell Cohen, M.D.

Mitchell Cohen, M.D.

Chair
Department of Pediatrics

Mitchell Cohen, a national leader in pediatric medicine and an internationally renowned specialist in children's digestive disorders, also serves as physician-in-chief of Children's of Alabama. Cohen holds the Katharine Reynolds Ireland chair in pediatrics. Prior to joining the faculty at UAB, he was vice chair of pediatrics for clinical affairs, and director of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, followed by an internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He also served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Commissioned Corps USPHS. In addition to his other appointments, Cohen also holds the position of Senior Scientist at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Tony Jones, M.D.

Tony Jones, M.D.

Chief Physician Executive
UAB Medicine

Keith A. (Tony) Jones became Chief Physician Executive for UAB Medicine in July, 2017. Prior to this, he served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology on July 1, 2006, and has strong ties to Alabama. Born in Anniston, he received his BS from the University of Alabama in 1982 before going on to earn his MD from the UAB School of Medicine in 1986. He is the first African American to receive a permanent appointment as department chair in the UAB School of Medicine. A widely published expert on smooth cell physiology, Jones joined the Mayo Clinic faculty in 1991 after completing residency and postgraduate work there, including a postdoctoral National Institutes of Health research fellowship. He served as program director of Mayo’s Smooth Muscle Physiology Laboratory, and was promoted to the rank of professor in 2004. In addition to his many teaching, mentorship and clinical activities, Jones is a prolific researcher with interests centering on the cellular and biochemical mechanisms by which volatile anesthetics inhibit airway smooth muscle function and by which reactive oxygen species inhibit smooth muscle function. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 scholarly works. His studies have been consistently supported by research grants from the National Institutes of Health.


Seth Landefeld, M.D.

Seth Landefeld, M.D.

Chair
Department of Medicine

Seth Landefeld is a physician and clinical investigator in geriatrics and health care research. He joined UAB from the University of California San Francisco, where he was chief of the division of Geriatrics and associate chair for strategic planning and implementation in the UCSF Department of Medicine. In landmark studies of acutely ill hospitalized elders, Landefeld and his colleagues invented the Acute Care for Elders Unit, a novel method for improving patients’ functional outcomes. This model has been adopted at medical centers nationwide, including at UAB Hospital. Landefeld received his medical degree from Yale and trained in internal medicine at UCSF and in clinical epidemiology at Harvard. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians and was recently a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. In 2011, he received the Robert J. Glaser Award “For Exceptional Contributions to Education and Research,” the highest award of the Society of General Internal Medicine.


Frances Lund, PhD

Frances Lund, PhD

Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology

Frances (Fran) Lund completed her undergraduate studies in Microbiology at the University of Notre Dame (B.S., cum laude, 1987). She performed her graduate work with Dr. Ronald B. Corley in the Department of Microbiology at Duke University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Immunology in 1992 and went on to a post-doctoral immunology fellowship in Dr. Maureen Howard’s group at DNAX Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA. In 1997 she moved to the Trudeau Institute, a basic biomedical infectious disease research institute, and started her own research lab. Over the next 11 years, Dr. Lund and her scientific partner, Dr. Troy Randall, developed research programs studying humoral and cellular immune responses to pulmonary and intestinal pathogens. In 2008, they joined the University of Rochester as Professors within the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology (Department of Medicine). Over the next four years, Dr. Lund developed additional research programs in autoimmunity and allergy and began her work in human translational immunology. In 2012, Drs. Lund and Randall and their joint labs were recruited to UAB. Dr. Lund is currently serving as the Charles H. McCauley Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology. She holds a secondary appointment in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology and is a senior scientist in the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Autoimmunity Center.