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Vice-Chair for Education
Frederick W. Renneker, III, Endowed Chair in Pediatric Education
Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Undergraduate Degree
Florida State University/ Auburn University
Medical School

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Pediatric Residency
Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)

Leadership Roles

Vice Chair of Education
Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Associate Medical Director, Alabama Poison Information Center
Faculty Advisor: Research Academic Pathways (RAP), Global Health, Coat of Arms
PRIME Scholars


UAB Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award   (Senior Faculty Award June 2015)
Ralph E. Tiller Distinguished Faculty Award, 2016 (selected by Pediatric Residents)
Southern Society for Pediatric Research (SSPR) Pediatric Educator Award 2020
Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Robert S. Holm, MD, Leadership Award 2020
Pediatric Academic Society member (2021)


Injury Prevention
Community Outreach and Advocacy / Coat of Arms
Medical Education
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Research Academic Pathways (RAP)
Global Health