Sonya Heath, MD, MS

Sonya Heath MD MS

One of the hallmarks of the UAB  experience is our robust and productive research environment. Built into the very core of our internal medicine residency training program are opportunities for our residents to participate in interesting and important research with our extraordinary faculty, some of which are highlighted here.

For those interested in a career as a physician-investigator, we have designed the UAB ABIM Research Pathway Program to provide exemplary clinical and research training just for you. Whether you choose to pursue a subspecialty clinical fellowship, or general internal medicine, you will benefit from having a strong sense of community and support that begins in residency and continues through the transition to fellowship and faculty.

Our Department of Medicine consistently ranks in the top 20 for NIH research funding and has been voted Best Teaching Department for 18 out of the last 19 years. You will also have access to numerous University-wide Centers that facilitate collaboration among scientists across campus, and provide pivotal infrastructure, resources and pilot funding to trainees. 

We are proud of the results our program is achieving. I hope you will take a moment to get to know our current fellows and successful program alumni, and that you will consider UAB as a number one destination for your academic medical training.