April 02, 2024

13 graduate from UAB Medicine’s Leading Advancing Developing Spring 2024 program

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Thirteen faculty members recently graduated from UAB Medicine’s LEading Advancing Developing (LEAD) Spring 2024 program. The program, presented by UAB Medicine’s Leadership Development Office (LDO), recognized its graduates at a ceremony on March 14, 2024.

The purpose of LEAD is to build ongoing faculty leadership capability, retain key faculty, and ensure sustainable faculty success.  

The LEAD Spring 2024 graduates include:

Blessing Falola, M.D., Psychiatry

Brian Braocato, D.O., OB/GYN

Ching Man Carmen Tong, M.D., Pediatric Urology

Chen Lin, M.D., Neurology

Frida Rosenblum, M.D., Anatomic Pathology

Hua Guo, M.D., Women’s Health/Pathology

James Kobie, Ph.D., Infectious Diseases

Justin Routman, M.D., Anesthesia

Matthew Kelly, M.D., Emergency Services

Matthew “Heath” Hale, M.D., Family and Community Medicine

Scott James, M.D., Pediatrics

Sheetal Gandotra, M.D., Pulmonary

Valerie Tarn, M.S., RDN., L.D., Pediatrics

LEAD is offered in the fall and spring and is geared toward mid-level faculty within UAB Medicine, including associate professors.  

Learn more about the Leadership Development Office and its programs at Leadership Development Office - Heersink School of Medicine | UAB.