Selwyn M. Vickers, MD

Selwyn M. Vickers, MD

Dean of UAB School of Medicine
Mona Fouad, MD, MPH

Mona Fouad, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Director of the Division of Preventive Medicine
Latesha Elopre, MD

Latesha Elopre, MD

Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease
Jeanne Marrazo, MD, MPH

Jeanne Marrazo, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Director of the Division of Infectious Disease
Ashita Tolwani, MD

Ashita Tolwani, MD

Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology
Raegan Durant, MD

Raegan Durant, MD

Professor of Medicine in the Division of Preventive Medicine
Nicholas Van Wagoner, MD, PhD

Nicholas Van Wagoner, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Amy Warriner, MD

Amy Warriner, MD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Selwyn M. Vickers, MD
  • Mona Fouad, MD, MPH
  • Latesha Elopre, MD
  • Jeanne Marrazo, MD, MPH
  • Ashita Tolwani, MD
  • Raegan Durant, MD
  • Nicholas Van Wagoner, MD, PhD
  • Amy Warriner, MD
  • Selwyn M. Vickers, MD

    Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, is the Senior Vice President of Medicine and Dean of UAB School of Medicine. He serves as chair of UAB’s Medicine Joint Operative Leadership Committee, which steers operations and finances for all UAB Hospital and ambulatory medical services. He is a pioneer in health disparities research and is co-principal investigator of a multi-million dollar grant to create the National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African-American Men’s Health. His passion for education is reflected by his receipt of multiple awards including: Argus Society for Excellence in Teaching Award, Best Clinical Professor Award, and the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • Mona Fouad, MD, MPH

    Mona Fouad, MD, MPH. is a Professor of Medicine and  Director of the Division of Preventive Medicine. She also serves as the Senior Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion for the School of Medicine and the founding Director of the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center. Through this role, she is involved in several minority-specific research studies that focus on eliminating health disparities in cervical, breast, lung, prostate, colorectal and ovarian cancer. Dr. Fouad is recognized nationally as a leader in health disparities research and has served as a member of the NIH National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Dr. Fouad's long-standing efforts have been recognized by many national awards and appointments. She was awarded the 2004 Sullivan Best Practice Award from the Association of Academic Health Centers in recognition of outstanding work to reduce health disparities in the U.S. She is also the 2005 recipient of the Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities Award from the American Medical Association's Program on Health Disparities. In 2017, she was elected to National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors given to a physician or scientist in the United States.

  • Latesha Elopre, MD

    Latesha Elopre, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Graduate Medical Education in the School of Medicine. Since arriving to UAB as an internal medicine resident, her passion for cultivating environments that are diverse and inclusive within medical education have been apparent. The residency program's diversity enrichment committee, which focuses on recruitment and building community for individuals who are underrepresented in medicine, evolved from her desire to help create a physician work force that mirrors the patient populations that she serves. In 2015, she was appointed as the inaugural Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program. In 2016, she received the Dean's Excellence Award in Diversity Advancement. Since her transition to lead GME initiatives, she served as a lead investigator in a study to  assess diversity recruitment within the GME residency programs and designed a strategic plan to increase diversity across the GME platform. Dr. Elopre's work to create equitable opportunities expands beyond medical education to her work as an HIV and PrEP expert. She is a 2017 Harold Amos Scholar (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), and her work was featured in the 2020 Ryan White Conference opening plenary by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

  • Jeanne Marrazo, MD, MPH

    Jeanne Marrazo, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and serves as Director of the Division of Infectious Disease. Through this role, she is able to fulfill two life-long passions: fostering collaborative research and mentoring young to mid-career faculty.  She has been a leader in HIV and STD research for decades and continues to look to build relationships between basic science and clinical science within her division to further the advancement of research efforts. She is actively involved in conducting world-class research funded by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institute of Health (NIH) and continues to serve a fixture of excellence in providing care to vulnerable patient populations.
  • Ashita Tolwani, MD

    Ashita Tolwani MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine as leader in the Division of Nephrology. She has a passion for education and is recognized internationally for developing educational tools aimed at understanding treatment of acute kidney injury with continuous renal-replacement therapy in the intensive care setting. She has previously served as director of UAB Nephrology Fellowship for 8 years and continues to mentor students, residents, and fellows desiring a career in nephrology. She was instrumental in developing UAB’s in-service examination for nephrology fellows, which has now been adapted by the American Society of Nephrology. Her dedication to teaching and mentorship is reflected in her recent award of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • Raegan Durant, MD

    Raegan Durant, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Preventive Medicine. His passion for health disparities research is reflected in his role as principal investigator of a five-site consortium study to examine and enhance the participation of minorities in clinical trials with a goal to increase diversity in research study populations. He currently serves as the Medical Director at Cooper Green Mercy Health Services, a publicly funded ambulatory care facility providing quality clinical care for uninsured and low-income residents in Birmingham. He also  worked to develop the curriculum for the Health Disparities Track for the UAB Internal Medicine Residency Program. For his passion in health disparities, he is the recipient of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Diversity Enhancement and a recent recipient of the Society of General Internal Medicine's Herbert W. Nickens Award.
  • Nicholas Van Wagoner, MD, PhD

    Dr. Van Wagoner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Dean for Students in the School of Medicine, and a Fenway Institute Faculty Member. He is recognized as a national expert in LGBTQ health. H provides HIV as well as STI care at the 1917 Clinic and served as director of the Sexual Health Clinic at UAB, which provides for the sexual health needs of all UAB students. Dr. Van Wagoner also serves as the ombudsman for LGBTQ faculty.
  • Amy Warriner, MD

    An Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Dr. Warriner sees patients at the UAB 1917 Clinic as well as The Kirklin Clinic, providing care for a variety of endocrine conditions. She is also expert in the delivery of gender-affirming hormone treatment for transgender patients.  

    Dr. Warriner began caring for transgender patients in 2005 while she was in fellowship training at UAB. At the time, only one faculty member was experienced in gender-affirming hormone treatment, and there were no published clinical guidelines for medical management of transgender endocrinology. She still remembers her first transgender patient, and how helping that patient began to open doors to serve more patients like her.

    Though she has never sought out spotlight, Dr. Warriner has quietly championed the rights of transgender patients to receive appropriate and affirming medical care. She is also impacting the future of transgender care through her role in teaching UAB endocrinology fellows, not only about medical management, but also about keeping an open mind treating transgender patients as who they are without judgment or bias.

  • Selwyn M. Vickers, MD
  • Mona Fouad, MD, MPH
  • Latesha Elopre, MD
  • Jeanne Marrazo, MD, MPH
  • Ashita Tolwani, MD
  • Raegan Durant, MD
  • Nicholas Van Wagoner, MD, PhD
  • Amy Warriner, MD