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Chiefs 2023-2024

 

WES BROWN, M.D.

WES BROWN, M.D.

HOMETOWN: Alpharetta, Georgia
UNDERGRADUATE: University of Georgia
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Medical College of Georgia
BIO: I grew up in Alpharetta, GA, went to the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) for undergrad and then stayed in Georgia for medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. UAB was on my radar even before interview season, and after visiting the city and meeting some of the residents, I knew this was where I wanted to be. The camaraderie between the faculty, residents and the other departments is unmatched. Combine that with the opportunity to serve a diverse, high-acuity patient population both autonomously and early on in residency are just a few things that set UABEM apart, and what makes training here so great. Our program also just so happens to be in a gold mine of a city: a delicious food scene, plenty of breweries to try and you don't have to drive very far to reach outdoor adventure, of which my wife, or pup Moose and I do any chance we get. Overall, I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to train at such an incredible place, and I look forward to these next three years!
WILL DAVIS, M.D.

WILL DAVIS, M.D.

HOMETOWN: Tuscumbia, Alabama
UNDERGRADUATE: Auburn University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: UAB Heersink School of Medicine
BIO: I was born and raised in Tuscumbia, Alabama, just two hours northwest of Birmingham. My parents were veterinarians, so I grew up helping out with farm calls and kennel cleaning. I loved the medicine part of their jobs, and it is a big reason I decided on a career in Emergency Medicine. I completed my undergraduate at Auburn University (War Eagle!) where I met my lovely wife, Ashley. It was then a short move for us from Auburn to Birmingham for medical school at UAB. The rotations I was able to do in the UAB ED as a student were the best months of my clinical education. It was immediately apparent that everyone working in the ED truly cared about their patient’s wellbeing. I was impressed by the high patient acuity and how both Attendings and Residents integrated teaching into every patient case. I also have an interest in Global Health and UAB offers incredible opportunities for me to develop that interest and build on the experiences I have had in Nepal and the Dominican Republic. When not at the hospital, Ashley and I love hiking, walking with our two dogs, and eating which means Birmingham is the perfect place for us!
KAT GRIESMER, M.D.

KAT GRIESMER, M.D.

HOMETOWN: Birmingham, Alabama
UNDERGRADUATE: Mississippi State University
MEDICAL SCHOOL: UAB
BIO: I lived in Birmingham almost my whole life and crossed the state border for four years for undergraduate at Mississippi State University majoring in Biochemistry and receiving minors in French, Spanish, & International Studies. My husband and I met at MSU (Hail State!) with him joining me in Birmingham for my time at UAB. I continued to fall in love with Emergency Medicine after growing up visiting the Peds ED to see where my father works - the chaos and care for patients could never be topped on any rotation. Throughout my three months spent in the UAB ED my third and fourth year, I constantly was excited to go into my shifts to see a diverse patient population, wonderful faculty/residents/support staff, and challenging cases. Each and every resident I came across raved about the program and support they felt, all of which came across during every interaction. As a MS3, my teams always knew I would be in EM when I was beyond thrilled to go down and admit patients just to spend a few minutes in a Pod. My husband and I have loved Birmingham, and we were so excited to stay here at home!