The UAB Department of Pediatrics welcomes four new faculty members during the month of August. Please join us in making them feel at home! 

Vanessa Cardenas Soto, M.D., Assistant Professor in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Adnan Haque, M.D., Instructor in Academic General Pediatrics
Samantha Hill, M.D., Instructor in Adolescent Medicine
Kathryn Lalor, M.D., Assistant Professor in Pediatric Neurology

Cardenas VanessaSQUAREVanessa Cardenas Soto, M.D., Assistant Professor in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutritionearned her medical degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Cardenas completed her pediatric residency and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Michigan. She has a special interest in quality improvement and completed the Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Scholars Program during her fellowship. Her research experience has been focused on Drug-Induced Liver Injury in pediatric oncology patients. Her clinical interest is in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and she has worked on developing several protocols for the University of Michigan IBD program to improve the delivery of care of these patients.

Haque Adnan 2019SQUAREAdnan Haque, M.D., Instructor in Academic General Pediatrics, earned his medical degree from New York University in New York, New York. Dr. Haque completed his pediatric residency at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Samantha Hill Adol MedSQUARESamantha Hill, M.D. Instructor in Adolescent Medicineearned her medical degree at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Hill completed her pediatric residency at Thomas Jefferson University/AI duPont Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania/Wilmington, Delaware and her adolescent medicine fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Additionally, she received a Masters of Public Health focusing on health policy from UAB. Her other clinical interests include advocating for the health and wellbeing of adolescents and young adults, contraceptive management with a focus on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), HIV treatment, and HIV prevention with a specific focus on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV.  Her research interests include improving uptake and adherence to PrEP and as well as uptake of LARCs for adolescents and young adults in the Deep South.

Lalor KatySQUAREKathryn Lalor, M.D. Assistant Professor in Pediatric Neurology, earned her medical degree at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. Dr. Lalor completed her pediatric residency and child neurology residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.