Michele Holloway Nichols, M.D.

Michele Holloway Nichols, M.D.

Program Director

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Director Focus Area

Medical Education
Outreach and Advocacy
Career Development for Subspecialty

Nancy Tofil, M.D., M.Ed.

Nancy Tofil, M.D., M.Ed.

Senior Associate Program Director

Pediatric Critical Care

Director Focus Area

Simulation
Medical Education
Policies and Promotion

Candice Dye, M.D.

Candice Dye, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Academic General Pediatrics

Director Focus Area

Primary Care Clinic
Career Development for General Pediatrics

Lauren Nassetta, M.D.

Lauren Nassetta, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Director Focus Area

Resident Wellness
Resident/ Faculty Mentoring

Will Sasser, M.D.

Will Sasser, M.D.

Assistant Program Director

Pediatric Critical Care

Director Focus Area

Resident and Faculty Evaluations
PRIME - Pediatric Residents Interested in Medical Education

Mitch Cohen, M.D.

Mitch Cohen, M.D.

Chair of Pediatrics
  • Michele Holloway Nichols, M.D.
  • Nancy Tofil, M.D., M.Ed.
  • Candice Dye, M.D.
  • Lauren Nassetta, M.D.
  • Will Sasser, M.D.
  • Mitch Cohen, M.D.
  • Michele Holloway Nichols, M.D.

    Program Director

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    Director Focus Area

    Medical Education
    Outreach and Advocacy
    Career Development for Subspecialty

    Hometown

    Mobile, AL

    Medical School

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Cincinnati’s Children Medical Center

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Cincinnati’s Children Medical Center

    Birmingham’s Best Food and/or Drink

    Gianmarco’s, Tre Luna, Uptown area, Blueprint on 3rd, Automatic Seafood, Soho Social, Pizzeria GM, Urban Cookhouse, and Five Points Oyster House

    Birmingham Must-See

    Regions Park, The Vulcan, Birmingham Zoo, Railroad Park, Moss Rock, McWane Center, Top Golf, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, Oak Mountain State Park. Shopping at the Summit, Homewood, Crestline Village, Mountain Brook Village

  • Nancy Tofil, M.D., M.Ed.

    Senior Associate Program Director

    Pediatric Critical Care

    Director Focus Area

    Simulation
    Medical Education
    Policies and Promotion

    Hometown

    Niskayuna, NY

    Medical School

    The Ohio State University

    Residency

    Med-Peds - University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Critical Care - University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Birmingham’s Best Food and/or Drink

    Birmingham District Brewing Company’s West Coast IPA

    Birmingham Must-See

    Oak Mountain State Park

  • Candice Dye, M.D.

    Associate Program Director

    Academic General Pediatrics

    Director Focus Area

    Primary Care Clinic
    Career Development for General Pediatrics

    Hometown

    West Memphis, AR

    Medical School

    University of Arkansas

    Residency

    Pediatrics - University of Arkansas

    Birmingham’s Best Food and/or Drink

    Satterfield'sGianmarco’s

    Birmingham Must-See

    So many things….The outdoors! From Oak Mountain State Park to Ruffner Mountain to the view from The Vulcan.

  • Lauren Nassetta, M.D.

    Associate Program Director

    Pediatric Hospital Medicine

    Director Focus Area

    Resident Wellness
    Resident/ Faculty Mentoring

    Hometown

    I grew up in Marietta, GA, but Birmingham is home now.

    Medical School

    University of Alabama at Birmingham 

    Residency

    Pediatrics - University of Alabama at Birmingham (Will and I were in the same class!)

    Chief Resident

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Birmingham’s Best Food and/or Drink

    So many! Ovenbird (go with a group and let the chef choose!), Highlands, LaPaz, Gianmarco’s Wine Bar and Pizzeria, SoHo Social, Carrigans

    Birmingham Must-See

    Legion Soccer!! While you wait for kickoff, visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute or any of our amazing parks.

  • Will Sasser, M.D.

    Assistant Program Director

    Pediatric Critical Care

    Director Focus Area

    Resident and Faculty Evaluations
    PRIME - Pediatric Residents Interested in Medical Education

    Hometown

    Mt. Pleasant, SC

    Medical School

    Medical University of South Carolina

    Residency

    Pediatrics - University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Critical Care - University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Birmingham’s Best Food and/or Drink

    Saw’s Sweet Tea Fried Chicken, runner up: Brick and Tin Brisket Panini

    Birmingham Must-See

    Oak Mountain State Park – amazing hiking/running/biking trails, Botanical Gardens – beautiful (and free!), any of the many city overlooks (Vulcan Park)

  • Mitch Cohen, M.D.

    Letter from the Chair

    Thank you for your interest in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). We are looking for more great people. Our greatest strength is our people - our residents, our faculty, our nursing and support staff and our colleagues in the other Departments throughout UAB and Children’s of Alabama. The Department of Pediatrics provides a complete spectrum of care and education from primary care to subspecialty services. Our vision is to dramatically improve the health of the children of Alabama, the region and beyond.

    The Children’s of Alabama campus is among the largest children’s hospitals in the United States. It serves as the largest provider of children’s health services in Alabama and in the immediate region, and is a world class, family friendly, state of the art facility. The Department of Pediatrics and Children’s of Alabama leadership are working closely together to advance their shared strategic vision and common missions. We are growing and we are building.

    We believe in safety, integrity, equality, diversity, and respect for each and every child and for each other. Our UAB and Children’s of Alabama family is committed to our fourfold mission of Clinical Care, Research, Education, and Advocacy. We seek to: improve the health of children of Alabama, and the region in collaboration with community health care providers, other community partners and advocacy efforts; discover and apply important new knowledge to improve the outcomes for pediatric disorders; educate patients, families, and health care providers and train the next generation of pediatric providers and leaders in medicine; and improve the health delivery system so that it provides the best outcome at the lowest possible cost. We are proud of what have accomplished in all of these areas but we are striving to be the best at getting better.

    Collaboration, teamwork, innovation, continual improvement and lifelong learning are a way of life at UAB. History is made here. Come join us at UAB and Children’s of Alabama.  

    Sincerely,
    Mitchell B. Cohen, M.D.
    Professor and Chair
    UAB Department of Pediatrics
    Physician-in-Chief, Children's of Alabama

  • Michele Holloway Nichols, M.D.
  • Nancy Tofil, M.D., M.Ed.
  • Candice Dye, M.D.
  • Lauren Nassetta, M.D.
  • Will Sasser, M.D.
  • Mitch Cohen, M.D.

Chief Residents

Ryan Sheets, M.D.

Ryan Sheets, M.D.

2020-2021 Chief Resident

Andrew Watson, M.D.

Andrew Watson, M.D.

2020-2021 Chief Resident

Maggie Wester, M.D.

Maggie Wester, M.D.

2020-2021 Chief Resident

Bradley Anding, M.D.

Bradley Anding, M.D.

2021-2022 Chief Resident

McGee Hopper, M.D.

McGee Hopper, M.D.

2021-2022 Chief Resident

Emily Poindexter, M.D.

Emily Poindexter, M.D.

2021-2022 Chief Resident

  • Ryan Sheets, M.D.
  • Andrew Watson, M.D.
  • Maggie Wester, M.D.
  • Bradley Anding, M.D.
  • McGee Hopper, M.D.
  • Emily Poindexter, M.D.
  • Ryan Sheets, M.D.

    2020-2021 Chief Resident

    Hometown

    Mobile, AL

    Undergraduate 

    University of Georgia

    Medical School

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Adult Congenital Cardiology

    Favorite UAB Residency Story

    Listening to yacht rock music every morning with my interns, eating Friday morning clinic breakfast with Dr. Carlie Stein, spring nights with Birmingham Barons, and Nate and Caitlin's wedding with my Birmingfam

    Birmingham's Best Food and/or Drink

    Saw's BBQ, Automatic Seafood and Oyster, GianMarco's, Alloy Thai, Trim Tab Brewing Company, Ghost Train Brewing Company

    Birmingham Must-See

    Spend a rainy (or sunny) day at the Birmingham Museum of Art and concerts at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Iron City Bham, Avondale Brewing Company, Lyric Theatre, and Saturn

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  • Andrew Watson, M.D.

    2020-2021 Chief Resident

    Hometown

    Birmingham, AL

    Undergraduate

    University of Alabama

    Medical School

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Pediatric Hospital Medicine

    Favorite UAB Residency Story

    Making “Interns Paradise” music video for recruitment kickoff 2017, staying at the hospital until 4 am to play Code Names with the night shift 

    Birmingham's Best Food and/or Drink

    Orange Thing on the porch at Bottega, sushi from Bamboo on 2nd, any pizza at Bettola, “Sue Corsey” from the Atomic Lounge

    Birmingham Must-See

    Sunsets at Barons games, Christmas movies at the Alabama Theatre

    Email

  • Maggie Wester, M.D.

    2020-2021 Chief Resident

    Hometown

    Caledonia, MS

    Undergraduate

    Mississippi College

    Medical School

    University of Mississippi

    Career/Clinical Interests

    General Pediatrics

    Favorite UAB Residency Story

    During our month of nights, Drew Buie and I spent part of one night cutting out at least 50 paper snowflakes and putting up the Christmas trees in the resident lounge for Christmas! I have so many other great memories: Birmingham Barons baseball games, Taco Tuesdays at Taco Mama, Fridays at Freddy’s, Alabama Theatre Christmas movies.

    Birmingham's Best Food and/or Drink

    Bamboo on 2nd is my go-to restaurant, pretty sure they know me by name. Avondale and Back 40 Breweries have great outdoor spaces (Avondale has great sours).

    Birmingham Must-See

    Pepper Place Market is a must on Saturday mornings- fresh produce, coffee, crafts, and the greatest breakfast burrito you’ve ever had. Oak Mountain has paddleboards and great hiking. I love going to the Alabama Theatre every year around the holidays for the Christmas movie showings and sing-alongs.

    Email

  • Bradley Anding, M.D.

    2021-2022 Chief Resident

    Hometown

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Undergraduate

    Oregon State University

    Medical School

    Louisiana State University-New Orleans

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Education/Simulation

    Why did you choose the UAB Pediatric Residency Program?

    The people and the exposure to vast pathology.

    Birmingham's Best Food and/or Drink

    Melt's mac 'n cheese egg rolls

    Birmingham Must-See

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens

  • McGee Hopper, M.D.

    2021-2022 Chief Resident

    Hometown

    Athens, Georgia

    Undergraduate

    University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!)

    Medical School

    Mercer University School of Medicine

    Career/Clinical Interests

    General Pediatrics

    Why did you choose the UAB Pediatric Residency Program?

    The people! I chose UAB because I liked the people I met while rotating and interviewing here as a medical student. The friendships I have made here have far surpassed my expectations, and I would choose UAB again for the same reason!

    Birmingham's Best Food and/or Drink

    Automatic Seafood and OystersEl BarrioContinental BakeryAvondaleBack 40 Brewery

    Birmingham Must-See

    Downtown Overlooks in English Village

  • Emily Poindexter, M.D.

    2021-2022 Chief Resident

    Hometowns

    Indianapolis, Indiana / Atlanta, Georgia

    Undergraduate

    Indiana University

    Medical School

    Emory University

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    Why did you choose the UAB Pediatric Residency Program?

    The people!

    Birmingham's Best Food and/or Drink

    Cookie Fix

    Birmingham Must-See

    Pepper Place Farmers Market

  • Ryan Sheets, M.D.
  • Andrew Watson, M.D.
  • Maggie Wester, M.D.
  • Bradley Anding, M.D.
  • McGee Hopper, M.D.
  • Emily Poindexter, M.D.