Our pediatric fellowship programs are designed to provide outstanding training to prepare our fellows to excel as subspecialty clinicians, researchers, and teachers within the field of pediatrics.   The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama has graduated greater than 280 fellows since 1991. Approximately 75% of these fellows remain in academic medicine, including 35% who choose to stay as faculty at the University of Alabama.

The Department of Pediatrics currently has 60 fellows in a wide variety of programs:
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • CVICUbrhfc-fd
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine
The Department of Pediatrics benefits from a strong and dedicated relationship with Children's of Alabama.  The only free-standing pediatric hospital in the state of Alabama, Children's Hospital is a leader in pediatric healthcare throughout the Southeast.  A 12-story, 400-bed hospital opened in 2012.  This new facility defines state-of-the-art pediatric medical care for the country, and allows for continued expansion of our clinical and research programs. 

Some of the opportunities available within our fellowship training programs include:
  • Outstanding subspecialty-specific clinical training at one of the largest academic medical centers in the country
  • Research training including training in bioethics, biostatistics, clinical trial design, outcomes research, translational research and comparative effectiveness research
  • Ability to obtain Masters of Public Health (MPH) or Master of Science of Public Health (MSPH)
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Certificate
  • T32 Training Programs
  • For those with interest in bench research- world-class laboratories within our or other UAB departments
  • Collaboration with clinicians and scientists in other departments of the School of Medicine
Among pediatric departments nationally, The University of Alabama Department of Pediatrics is consistently in the top 10 in NIH research funding and in the top 20 in terms of training.  We are pleased that you are evaluating us, and hope that you may have the opportunity to grow within and contribute to our vibrant and exciting academic enterprise.

Klasner 2015
Ann Klasner, MD, MPH
Director of Subspecialty Medical Education
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham




Ronda Chandler
Program Coordinator
Pediatric Subspecialties
rchandler@peds.uab.edu