We are honored to have been selected by our peers as 2017-2018 chief residents.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Pediatrics offers excellence in pediatric training in a stunning clinical setting.  Having recently finished three years in our residency program, we feel prepared to tackle a wide array of pediatric illnesses from common to “zebras” due to the large volume, high acuity, and variety of patients this program has to offer.  We can say without hesitancy that with the current three classes of pediatric residents and four classes of combined medicine-pediatric residents, we have some of the finest quality people that any program could offer.  The culture of our program is felt in the breadth of love, admiration, and dedication that we have for each other.  We pride ourselves on resident autonomy and being a resident-run program.  We are led by a great group of program directors in Drs. Nichols, Tofil, Hartig, Dye, and Nassetta.  Our program directors are excellent physician models and create a tangible family environment.  

In choosing a residency, we desired a clinical environment that challenged our intellectual and physical abilities, provided a reputable education, and was a welcoming place to work and call home.  We absolutely can say we found this at UAB.  Our residents have incredible hands-on clinical and procedural learning and opportunities to practice medicine in inner-city and rural settings.  We also offer and encourage international medical experiences across the globe.  Education is valued and strengthened through our Stagno morning report and noon conferences, which provide learning opportunities with unique case presentations and didactic lectures from experts in every field. The pediatrics department is comprised of faculty members with a wide expertise, many of whom are leaders in their field.  Our success in education is highlighted by our 100% board pass rate for the last 6 years running.  As further evidence of the love our graduating class has for the children of this city and this program, 16­ out of 26 of our graduating residents chose to stay in Birmingham for private practice or to continue their fellowship training.  The reach of our residency program also extends beyond the Southeast, as we have sent physicians from our program across the United States, from coast to coast.  We wish you the best of luck in choosing a residency program.  Please contact us with any questions you have, and we would be happy to provide you with more information.

2017-2018 Chief Residents

Bryauana Lewis (bryaunalewis@uabmc.edu)
Spencer Poore (tspoore@uabmc.edu)
Michelle Udine (meudine@uabmc.edu)