Assistant Professor of PediatricsChewning

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology and Oncology
The Children's Hospital of Alabama
1600 7th Avenue South,  ACC 512
Birmingham, Alabama 35233-1711
Phone:  (205)



Dr. Chewning is a graduate of Davidson College and graduated from the University of South Carolina Medical School in 1997. After completing a pediatric residency and a chief residency year at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga in 2001, he trained in pediatric hematology-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Dr. Chewning remained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering where he did an additional fellowship in bone marrow transplantation while performing human Natural Killer Cell research.  He joined the faculty at Children's Hospital in 2007.  Dr. Chewing is board certified in pediatrics. 

Currently, Dr. Chewning's research focus is translational studies for the prevention and treatment of graft versus host disease.  Dr. Chewning is developing novel mouse models exploring the role of CD4+ T cell lineages in mediating graft versus host disease.  He is also designing clinical research protocols for mechanisms of chronic graft versus host disease in pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.