Second Year Fellows

Matt Gravett, MD

Matt Gravett, MD

Hometown: Dallas, GA
Undergraduate: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA
Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Giorgos Hadjuvassiliou, MD

Giorgos Hadjuvassiliou, MD

Hometown: Limasol, Cyprus
Medical School: University College London, London, United Kingdom
Residency: Billings Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, Billings, MT
Sallis Murrell, MD

Sallis Murrell, MD

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate: Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Residency: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Wes Willeford, MD

Wes Willeford, MD

Hometown: Hilham, TN
Undergraduate: Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

First Year Fellows

Danielle Avila, MD

Danielle Avila, MD

Undergraduate: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicine, Mexico
Residency: Billings Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, Billings, MT
Lily Colpitts, MD

Lily Colpitts, MD

Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia
Undergraduate: University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Libby Van Gerwen, MD

Libby Van Gerwen, MD

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Undergraduate: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our patients, providing an interdisciplinary research environment, and promoting growth and awareness throughout our faculty and staff.

The Division of Infectious Diseases is involved in various activities relating to the traditional academic missions of education, patient care and research. The Division consists of 48 full-time and two emeritus faculty, nine fellows and 130 support staff; including: administrators, office associates and assistants, fiscal/grant specialists, technicians, study coordinators and study nurses.

Research

We are internationally recognized for fostering an interdisciplinary research environment that relies on strong relationships between investigators in the basic sciences, clinical research, bioinformatics, and epidemiology and bio-statistics. These interactions create opportunities for discovery and implementation science aimed at advancing the prevention and management of infectious diseases.

Education

Throughout the Division, we have many enriching and educational opportunities for our faculty and trainees. We are proud to also host national and international programs specializing in tropical medicine and STD/HIV prevention. 

Patient Care

We are dedicated to providing compassionate care for all of our patients. With multiple clinics across the UAB Medicine campus, we provide patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services.