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A. Joe Bradsher, R-4

A. Joe Bradsher, R-4

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

Undergraduate: Auburn University

Medical School: University of Arkansas

May Morgan Poundstone, R-4

May Morgan Poundstone, R-4

Hometown: Montgomery, AL

Undergraduate: Auburn University

Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham

C. Joe Sang, III, R-4

C. Joe Sang, III, R-4

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina

Medical School: East Carolina University

Neha S. Teekappanavar, R-4

Neha S. Teekappanavar, R-4

Undergraduate: University of California-Berkeley

Medical School: University of Southern California

Melissa Leslie, R-3

Melissa Leslie, R-3

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Undergraduate: Lipscomb University

Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Kirollos V. Roman, R-3

Kirollos V. Roman, R-3

Undergraduate: University of Florida

Medical School: University of Florida

Maia A. Tinder, R-3

Maia A. Tinder, R-3

Undergraduate: College of William & Mary

Medical School: University of Florida

Hunter R. Wilkerson, R-3

Hunter R. Wilkerson, R-3

Hometown: Brandon, MS

Undergraduate: University of Mississippi

Medical School: University of Mississippi

Meaghan Bruner, R-2

Meaghan Bruner, R-2

Susmita Murty, R-2

Susmita Murty, R-2

Griffin Russell, R-2

Griffin Russell, R-2

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Undergraduate: Auburn University

Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hannah Stone, R-2

Hannah Stone, R-2

Gillian R. Garver, R-1

Gillian R. Garver, R-1

Hometown:  Hoover,AL

Undergraduate:  Auburn University

Medical School:  University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Pongtawat Lertwilaiwittaya, R-1

Pongtawat Lertwilaiwittaya, R-1

Hometown:  Bangkok, Thailand

Undergraduate:  Mahidol University

Medical School:  Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

Alana C. Nichols, R-1

Alana C. Nichols, R-1

Austin G. Oslock, R-1

Austin G. Oslock, R-1

Hometown:  Beckley, WV

Undergraduate:  Washington University in St. Louis

Medical School:  The Ohio State University

Shannon E. Snellgrove, R-1

Shannon E. Snellgrove, R-1

Hometown:  Huntsville, AL

Undergraduate:  Auburn University

Medical School:  University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • A. Joe Bradsher, R-4
  • May Morgan Poundstone, R-4
  • C. Joe Sang, III, R-4
  • Neha S. Teekappanavar, R-4
  • Melissa Leslie, R-3
  • Kirollos V. Roman, R-3
  • Maia A. Tinder, R-3
  • Hunter R. Wilkerson, R-3
  • Meaghan Bruner, R-2
  • Susmita Murty, R-2
  • Griffin Russell, R-2
  • Hannah Stone, R-2
  • Gillian R. Garver, R-1
  • Pongtawat Lertwilaiwittaya, R-1
  • Alana C. Nichols, R-1
  • Austin G. Oslock, R-1
  • Shannon E. Snellgrove, R-1
  • A. Joe Bradsher, R-4

    Career/Clinical Interests
    Adult Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

    Why did you choose UAB Med-Peds?
    I honestly was not that excited about UAB at first blush. I had lived in Alabama before and was pretty confident I never would again. I applied because I knew there were strong medicine and pediatric categorical programs. During my visit, I was absolutely blown away. It took me my interview diner and interview to know this was the place for me. The residents were super smart, they were inviting, and I could tell they were extremely well trained.

    What are the strengths of UAB Med-Peds? What have you enjoyed most about your UAB Med-Peds residency experience?
    Our strengths depend on a few things. One is the leadership. JR and Carlie have built a program that runs smoothly, where the residents get along, and where you know that you have someone going to bat for you at every turn. Second is the strengths of the respective categoricals. I do not think you can find many programs which have medicine, peds, and med-peds department as strong as we do. Third is the location. Birmingham is a hidden gem both from a city and medicine perspective. We have a lot of amenities that larger cities have without the downsides of it being difficult to live in or overcrowded. UAB is huge and sees everything in the state without things being diverted to other teaching hospitals.

    What do you love about UAB Med-Peds?
    Strong clinical program with non-pretentious, easy-going people.

    Birmingham's Best Food and/or Drink
    Little Donkey for food, Ghost Train Smoothie Sour Series for drink

    Birmingham Must-See
    If you have kids like me, all your must sees are based on their entertainment. The McWane Science Center is the best place. Endless entertainment regardless of age

  • May Morgan Poundstone, R-4

    Career/Clinical Interests
    Hospitalist

    What do you love about UAB Med-Peds?
    People and patients duh!

    What have you enjoyed most about your UAB Med-Peds residency experience?
    I fell in love with the city of Birmingham, and I was thrilled that I was able to stay for my residency! There are many strengths of UAB med/peds, but by far the biggest strength to me would be the people! We have the best patients, med students, residents, and faculty around! 

    Birmingham's Best Food and/or Drink
    Oh lawd this is stressful to choose something. Gonna go with Bottega for nice restaurant. Trattoria for brunch. And Trim Tab for brewery.

    Birmingham Must-See
    Ruffner Mountain Park

  • C. Joe Sang, III, R-4

    Resident Bio
    I was born in Greenville, NC. I spent the first part of my childhood growing up in Texas, before returning to NC at the age of ten. My undergraduate education was at UNC-Chapel Hill, and I remain an avid UNC fan (Go Heels!). For medical school, I  returned to his hometown of Greenville, NC, where I attended the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. While there, I  met my wonderful fiancé, Danielle, who has continuously supported me throughout my medical education. On my days off, you can find me running around Ruffner, grabbing a beer or two at one of Birmingham’s local breweries, or trying out my latest grilling recipe.

    Why I chose UAB
    UAB offered the perfect mix of academics, patient care, and camaraderie. During my interview, I was so impressed with how genuinely happy the residents were around each other. You could tell they truly enjoyed each other’s company.  The supportive and welcoming atmosphere instantly made Birmingham feel like home. UAB also offered every training opportunity I looked for in a program. Whether that relates to research opportunities, quality improvement, global health, or fellowship training, UAB offered it all. With all of these characteristics, UAB felt like a perfect fit for me.

    What are the strengths of UAB Med-Peds?
    UAB Med-Peds is blessed to have strong medicine and pediatrics categorical programs. This offers a truly balanced training environment. The Med-Peds residents are highly regarded throughout both programs, and always bring different insights into the team dynamics. UAB also serves as the catchment area for an enormous and diverse population, allowing one to see the entire spectrum of both common and unique diagnoses. Being such a large academic center, there are an immense amount of opportunities for research, public service, and Global Health. Perhaps the biggest strength of UAB is the people. Regardless of their credentials, people are always kind, welcoming, and professional.

    What have you enjoyed most about your UAB Med-Peds residency experience?
    The thing I have enjoyed most about my UAB MP experience is the culture. The faculty and staff at UAB are incredibly humble, and actively seek to help their residents succeed, both personally and professionally. Throughout my training thus far, I have learned valuable lessons regarding patient care in a non-threatening and friendly environment. I have also been blessed with several research opportunities regarding every available specialty. UAB not only prepares you to be an excellent clinician, it affords the opportunity for any career path imaginable. I am so grateful to be part of such a wonderful program.

  • Neha S. Teekappanavar, R-4

    Resident Bio:
    I was born in India and grew up on the West Coast, attending UC Berkeley (Go Bears!!) for undergrad and the University of Southern California for medical school. I am excited to be at UAB (my first visit to the South was on my interview day!) and while I have not yet decided on my career path, I am open to multiple sub-specialties and I am considering practicing internationally as well. In the meantime, you can find me at the theater, drawing portraits on occasion, and exploring Birmingham's improve community!

    Why did you choose UAB Med-Peds?
    When I first strolled into UAB's campus on a cloudy afternoon, I did not realize how much I'd end up falling in love with Birmingham. It was the first time I'd ever visited the South (quite literally), and I loved the companionship I felt at my interview dinner. Haven't looked back since! 

    What are the strengths of UAB Med-Peds? What have you enjoyed most about your UAB Med-Peds residency experience?
    (1) The sense of family and support you will receive from your peers, and from the program's leadership on both the medicine and peds sides, makes residency truly enjoyable. 

    (2) We're equally strong in both medicine and pediatrics. You'll definitely learn a lot on the job (our attendings teach plenty and often on the side, and really have a passion for lifting our residents to do better). 

    (3) Morning report is amazing. You will draw and improve your differentials and plans every day with morning report, which is especially great on both sides. 

  • Melissa Leslie, R-3

    Career/Clinical Interests
    Palliative care, primary care

    Why did you choose UAB Med-Peds?
    Having been a student at UAB, I was able to get a small glimpse of what it looked like to be a Med-Peds resident at UAB. When it came time to start looking at residencies, I found that everyone I looked at I was subconsciously comparing to UAB. I knew that both the medicine and the pediatrics programs in and of themselves were strong, but what really drew me to UAB was the people. I could see as a medical student through the way they interacted with one another that they weren’t just colleagues, but friends who genuinely cared about each other and were willing to go out of their way to help each other. Residency is hard and I didn’t want community during it to be. Not only is the community strong, but the intelligence and work ethic of the residents are, too, make it a collegial environment where you can still be pushed academically. Another aspect that drew me to UAB, was that the residents truly are integrated well into both Medicine and Pediatrics. Although there are Med-Peds itself has its own identity, we are very well integrated into both programs, which I loved because at the end of residency I want to be able to say that I am an internist period and a pediatrician period. I want to be fully equipped to not just pass the boards, but practice adeptly in both specialties and I feel that UAB provides that. Lastly, Birmingham is my home, I love it, and I love the people—our patients are our greatest teachers and the people of Birmingham have a lot to offer.

    What do you love about UAB Med-Peds?
    My favorite aspect of residency at UAB is, of course, the people. Both the patients that I have the privilege to treat and the residents and attendings I get to work with. At UAB, we have the opportunity to treat and learn from a wide array of patients from so many different socioeconomic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. I am daily humbled by the opportunity to meet people from so many different walks of life and engage with them in a way that is special to the patient-doctor relationship. I have learned far more from my patients themselves than I ever will from any book. Not only that, but my coresidents on the pediatrics and medicine side who both push and encourage me make coming to work each day a joy.

    Birmingham's Best Food and/or Drink
    Little Donkey

    Birmingham Must-See
    Alabama Theatre during Christmastime

  • Kirollos V. Roman, R-3

    Resident Bio:
    Though originally from Egypt, I was raised in Ormond Beach, FL and attended the University of Florida for both my undergraduate and medical education. Born in Cairo to Egyptian parents, I still speak fluent Arabic and I am proud of my Coptic Orthodox heritage. I am recently engaged and my fiancé, Ashley Chin, is starting her Anesthesiology residency at MGH. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, playing and watching soccer, hosting board game nights, and obsessing over a quality cup of coffee. I am thankful to be a part of the Med/Peds family at UAB and, most importantly, to eat all the food Birmingham has to offer.

    Why did you choose UAB Med-Peds?
    My interview experience at UAB was unlike any other. I left the pre-interview dinner feeling like I had just had a casual night out with lifelong friends. The friendliness and conversation that often felt burdensome, exhausting and forced throughout the interview season just felt natural at UAB. The warmth and kindness that permeates throughout UAB was epitomized when Dr. Nichols found out I was from UF, shouted “Oh my goodness, Jordan Ashcraft was just here! Let me go get her!”, and literally sprinted down the hall and around the corner trying to find Jordan just so I could say hi. It made me so uncomfortable at the time, because it was supposed to be such a formal, interview-day vibe, but then I realized there was no such thing here. The warmth here was so genuine, it was actually a relief from the expected chaos and formality of interview season. The way the UAB Med-Peds residents interacted with each other showed how close they all were. The way JR interviews is so much more personal than most PD’s. He took us aside to have a mini-round table discussion rather than the usual formal presentation, he wouldn’t let us call him Dr. Hartig, he took us on the tour around the hospital personally—it showed his true passion and his love for the place. I felt like a part of the family since literally day 1 (well, night 1. Shout out to the fraternity). More objectively-I LOVE the number of young, recently trained, evidence-based and academia-passionate physicians that are on staff here, Dr. Kraemer and Dr. Weil to name a couple I’ve worked with so far. That was a big attraction as well.

  • Maia A. Tinder, R-3

    Resident Bio:
    I grew up in Vero Beach, Florida then went to college at the College of William and Mary, before returning to Florida for medical school at the University of Florida. Outside of the hospital, I love food (cooking and eating), biking, hiking, podcasts, and spending time with friends and family. I think I want to do general Med/Peds, and have particular interests in women's health, public health, and underserved medicine. 

    Why did you choose UAB Med-Peds?
    I was so impressed by UAB on my interview day. Not only is the clinical experience incredible, balanced, and diverse, but all within a supportive, collegial environment and a group of residents that are like family.

  • Hunter R. Wilkerson, R-3

    Career/Clinical Interests
    Undecided

    Why did you choose UAB Med-Peds?
    I chose UAB Med-Peds for the strong clinical training and the hospitable people. Also, the residents were cool and it is close to home. Just the best mix of everything from people to program to location to city.

    What do you love about UAB Med-Peds?
    The people are kind, supportive faculty, broad/deep clinical experience.

    Birmingham's Best Food and/or Drink
    Little Donkey and Taco Mama

    Birmingham Must-See
    Moss Rock Preserve

  • Meaghan Bruner, R-2

  • Susmita Murty, R-2

  • Griffin Russell, R-2

    Career/Clinical Interests
    I am interested in all things medicine and pediatrics! I am especially interested in disease prevention with an emphasis on nutrition and primary care in underserved settings.

    Why did you choose UAB for your residency?
    I love Birmingham, and UAB has outstanding internal medicine and pediatrics programs with excellent training and opportunities to care for all types of patients. I think the biggest deciding factor for choosing UAB was the people, from co-residents to faculty and program leadership. Everyone is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced in medicine but also conveys humility and a sincere interest in the welfare of their patients and residents.

    Hobbies/Special Interests
    When not at the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, playing tennis, cooking, and exploring hiking trails in Alabama.

    Fun Fact
    I spent some time in college working as an assistant tennis pro.

  • Hannah Stone, R-2

  • Gillian R. Garver, R-1

    Gill grew up in Hoover, AL. She went to Auburn for college (War Eagle forever) and came back to Birmingham for medical school at UAB. She is pumped to continue training at UAB for Med-Peds! She has interests in many different areas, including adolescent medicine, transitional medicine, and primary care. She firmly believes in having hobbies outside of medicine and picks up new ones almost monthly. She loves spontaneous travels, hiking, baking/cooking, and listening to her favorite group BTS.
  • Pongtawat Lertwilaiwittaya, R-1

    Pongtawat was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. With a deep love for Biology since high school, he decided to pursue the Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics track in his fifth year of medical school. Multiple strokes of faith brought him to set foot in the states via the NIH scholarship in 2018. The age-defining medical education system here inspires him to apply for the residency program, which he ultimately found his love in this meaningful program at the UAB. He is looking forward to experiencing southern food and growing up in this next chapter of his life.
  • Alana C. Nichols, R-1

  • Austin G. Oslock, R-1

    Austin is originally from West Virginia and feels right at home in the Appalachian foothills of Birmingham. He attended Washington University in St. Louis for undergrad, where he majored in business and developed a commitment to environmental sustainability. Austin went on to attend The Ohio State University for medical school, where he also earned his MPH in health policy. He is thrilled to be joining the UAB Med-Peds program, where he hopes to continue combining his passions for health policy, public health, and primary care. Austin bikes to work most days from his nearby home in Glen Iris, where he lives happily with his wife (a surgical resident), two joyful kiddos, and a gaggle of cat and dogs.
  • Shannon E. Snellgrove, R-1

    Shannon grew up in Huntsville, AL and attended Auburn University for undergrad. She then made Birmingham her home while attending UAB for medical school. She is thrilled to continue her residency training in Birmingham. She intends to pursue academic medicine with a focus on teaching in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Most of her hobbies revolve around food (baking, cooking, trying new restaurants), but also enjoys all things pop culture related and traveling).
  • A. Joe Bradsher, R-4
  • May Morgan Poundstone, R-4
  • C. Joe Sang, III, R-4
  • Neha S. Teekappanavar, R-4
  • Melissa Leslie, R-3
  • Kirollos V. Roman, R-3
  • Maia A. Tinder, R-3
  • Hunter R. Wilkerson, R-3
  • Meaghan Bruner, R-2
  • Susmita Murty, R-2
  • Griffin Russell, R-2
  • Hannah Stone, R-2
  • Gillian R. Garver, R-1
  • Pongtawat Lertwilaiwittaya, R-1
  • Alana C. Nichols, R-1
  • Austin G. Oslock, R-1
  • Shannon E. Snellgrove, R-1