PGY-5

Alyssa K. Ovaitt, M.D.

Alyssa K. Ovaitt, M.D.

Medical School
University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine

Emma C. Panico, M.D.

Emma C. Panico, M.D.

Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

Lauren A. Braden, M.D.

Lauren A. Braden, M.D.

Medical School
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine

Melanie D. Hicks, M.D.

Melanie D. Hicks, M.D.

Medical School
University of Minnesota

  • Alyssa K. Ovaitt, M.D.
  • Emma C. Panico, M.D.
  • Lauren A. Braden, M.D.
  • Melanie D. Hicks, M.D.
  • Alyssa K. Ovaitt, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine

    Undergraduate
    Creighton University

    Hometown
    Weston, Missouri

  • Emma C. Panico, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

    Undergraduate
    Univeristy of Texas

  • Lauren A. Braden, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine

    Undergraduate
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Hometown
    Nashville, Tenn.

  • Melanie D. Hicks, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of Minnesota

    Undergraduate
    Emory University 

    Hometown
    St. Louis Park, Minnesota

    Interests/Hobbies
    Podcasts, coffee shops, crafts of all kinds, red wine, traveling and my adopted Siamese cat.

    Favorite thing about Birmingham
    Food! I love living downtown and exploring the new restaurants and coffee shops popping up.

    Favorite thing about UAB
    The people in this program! Also, the high volume of operative cases.

  • Alyssa K. Ovaitt, M.D.
  • Emma C. Panico, M.D.
  • Lauren A. Braden, M.D.
  • Melanie D. Hicks, M.D.

PGY-4

Hunter E. Skoog, M.D.

Hunter E. Skoog, M.D.

Medical School
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine


Rob Wineski, M.D.

Rob Wineski, M.D.

Medical School
University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Natalie A. Derise, M.D.

Natalie A. Derise, M.D.

Medical School
Louisiana Stae University School of Medicine, Shreveport

Beau T. Vandiver, M.D.

Beau T. Vandiver, M.D.

Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

  • Hunter E. Skoog, M.D.
  • Rob Wineski, M.D.
  • Natalie A. Derise, M.D.
  • Beau T. Vandiver, M.D.
  • Hunter E. Skoog, M.D.

    Medical School
    Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine 

    Undergraduate
    Texas A&M University

    Hometown
    Longview, Texas

    Interests/Hobbies
    Fishing, working out, basketball and Texas A&M football.

    Favorite thing about Birmingham
    How friendly everyone is, and all the good food.

    Favorite thing about UAB
    The residents and faculty!

  • Rob Wineski, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of Mississippi School of Medicine

    Undergraduate
    Harvard University

    Hometown
    Ocean Springs, Miss.

    Interests/Hobbies
    Baseball and the New Orleans Saints

    Favorite thing about Birmingham
    All of the local parks and outdoor festivals

    Favorite thing about UAB
    My fellow residents and attendings

  • Natalie A. Derise, M.D.

    Medical School
    Louisiana Stae University School of Medicine, Shreveport

    Undergraduate
    Louisiana State University

  • Beau T. Vandiver, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine 

    Undergraduate
    University of Texas at Dallas

  • Hunter E. Skoog, M.D.
  • Rob Wineski, M.D.
  • Natalie A. Derise, M.D.
  • Beau T. Vandiver, M.D.

PGY-3

Jessica Bishop, M.D.

Jessica Bishop, M.D.

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia


Ashwini Tilak, M.D.

Ashwini Tilak, M.D.

Medical School
University of Virginia

Sudhir Manickavel, M.D.

Sudhir Manickavel, M.D.

Medical School
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Jake Morgan, M.D.

Jake Morgan, M.D.

Medical School
University of Oklahoma School of Medicine

  • Jessica Bishop, M.D.
  • Ashwini Tilak, M.D.
  • Sudhir Manickavel, M.D.
  • Jake Morgan, M.D.
  • Jessica Bishop, M.D.

    Medical School
    Medical College of Georgia

    Undergraduate
    Georgia Tech

    Hometown
    Savannah, Georgia

    Interests/Hobbies
    Traveling, hiking, Netflix with her cats and Birmingham breweries

  • Ashwini Tilak, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of Virginia

    Undergraduate
    University of Miami

    Hometown
    Jacksonville, Florida

    Interests/Hobbies
    Stand-up paddle boarding, singing, playing ukulele, working out, exploring wineries and breweries.

  • Sudhir Manickavel, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine 

    Undergraduate
    University of California

  • Jake Morgan, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of Oklahoma School of Medicine

    Undergraduate
    University of Oklahoma

    Hometown
    Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • Jessica Bishop, M.D.
  • Ashwini Tilak, M.D.
  • Sudhir Manickavel, M.D.
  • Jake Morgan, M.D.

PGY-2

Luke N. Bailey, M.D.

Luke N. Bailey, M.D.

Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Emily K. Miller, M.D.

Emily K. Miller, M.D.

Medical School
University of Arkansas College of Medicine

T. Graham Norwood, M.D.

T. Graham Norwood, M.D.

Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

J. Alex Peña, M.D.

J. Alex Peña, M.D.

Medical School
University of Alabama School of Medicine

  • Luke N. Bailey, M.D.
  • Emily K. Miller, M.D.
  • T. Graham Norwood, M.D.
  • J. Alex Peña, M.D.
  • Luke N. Bailey, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

    Undergraduate
    Auburn University

    Hometown
    Grant, AL

    Interests/Hobbies
    Exercising, reading, grilling, college football

    Favorite thing about Birmingham
    The strong sense of community and excellent food, drink, and entertainment venues.

    Favorite thing about UAB
    The residents, attendings, and high surgical volume.

  • Emily K. Miller, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of Arkansas College of Medicine

    Undergraduate
    University of Arkansas

    Hometown
    Little Rock, AR

    Interests/Hobbies
    Running, hiking, baking, dachshunds

    Favorite thing about Birmingham
    There are many great places to eat, good breweries, and dog-friendly places

    Favorite thing about UAB
    Everyone is so welcoming and willing to go out of their way to help.

  • T. Graham Norwood, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

    Undergraduate
    Auburn University

    Hometown
    Montgomery, AL

    Interests/Hobbies
    Fishing, hunting, golfing, Auburn University athletics

    Favorite thing about Birmingham
    Birmingham provides the professional opportunities of a large city while maintaining a strong sense of community that is usually found in smaller towns.

    Favorite thing about UAB
    The camaraderie among the attendings, fellows and residents creates an ideal environment for professional development and personal growth.

  • J. Alex Peña, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of Alabama School of Medicine

    Undergraduate
    Auburn University

    Hometown
    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Interests/Hobbies
    Everything tennis (especially Roger Federer), coffee, international soccer, travel, exotic food

    Favorite thing about Birmingham
    Has to be the primo food scene!

    Favorite thing about UAB
    Hands down the camaraderie among everyone in the ENT program. Also, we get to perform a whole lot of surgery here and who doesn’t love that?

  • Luke N. Bailey, M.D.
  • Emily K. Miller, M.D.
  • T. Graham Norwood, M.D.
  • J. Alex Peña, M.D.

PGY-1

Amanda Atkins, M.D.

Amanda Atkins, M.D.

Medical School
University of South Alabama College of Medicine 

Nicholas Rivers, M.D.

Nicholas Rivers, M.D.

Medical School
UAB School of Medicine

Delaney Sheehan, M.D.

Delaney Sheehan, M.D.

Medical School
LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans 

Christopher Walz, M.D.

Christopher Walz, M.D.

Medical School
UAB School of Medicine 

  • Amanda Atkins, M.D.
  • Nicholas Rivers, M.D.
  • Delaney Sheehan, M.D.
  • Christopher Walz, M.D.
  • Amanda Atkins, M.D.

    Medical School
    University of South Alabama College of Medicine

    Undergraduate
    University of Alabama

    Hometown
    Birmingham, AL

    Interests/Hobbies
    Being outdoors, baking, tennis, fishing, cuddling with my black lab

    Favorite thing about Birmingham
    Birmingham is the perfect mix of big city and small town. The growing food and brewery scene give it a big city feel, and the convenience of living makes it similar to a smaller town.

    Favorite thing about UAB
    The people at UAB are down-to-earth and always willing to help you learn.

  • Nicholas Rivers, M.D.

    Medical School
    UAB School of Medicine

    Undergraduate
    University of Montevallo

    Hometown
    Tuscaloosa, AL

    Interests/Hobbies
    Fishing, camping, exercise

    Favorite thing about Birmingham
    Restaurants and breweries

    Favorite thing about UAB
    The community 

  • Delaney Sheehan, M.D.

    Medical School
    LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans 

    Undergraduate
    LSU

    Hometown
    Mandeville, LA

    Interests/Hobbies
    Soccer, outdoor activities, golden retrievers, trying new restaurants, bird watching, LSU & Saints fooball

    Favorite thing about Birmingham
    The landscape (so many hills!), brewery scene, nice people, dog-friendliness

    Favorite thing about UAB
    Everyone is so welcoming and makes you feel at home right away

  • Christopher Walz, M.D.

    Medical School
    UAB School of Medicine

    Undergraduate
    Auburn, AL

    Hometown
    Birmingham, AL

    Interests/Hobbies
    Hiking, camping, cooking, reading, golf

    Favorite thing about Birmingham
    I've long considered Birmingham a hidden gem of the southeast. It's a perfect example of city life that's defined by southern culture. The food and drink scene is incredible here as well with top notch restaurants and bars on every street.

    Favorite thing about UAB
    The way in which UAB residents, faculty, and staff look out for one another has always impressed me.

  • Amanda Atkins, M.D.
  • Nicholas Rivers, M.D.
  • Delaney Sheehan, M.D.
  • Christopher Walz, M.D.