Cohen-Mitchell-Cohen LabThank 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. 


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

Message from Dr. Sergio Stagno,
Immediate Past Department Chair

The UAB stagno sergio-2008Department of Pediatrics at Children’s of Alabama provides a diverse and extensive spectrum of medical expertise from primary care to subspecialty services. Over the last five years, the progress and improvements of the Department of Pediatrics and Children’s of Alabama have been significant. Our program continues to grow and expand to meet demand. The recently completed Russell Hospital provides a beautiful, technologically and architecturally advanced space in which to learn. The level of quality and the depth and breadth of the training experience offered by UAB Pediatrics is most appealing to those interested in a serious pediatric career.

Whether focusing on a career in general pediatrics or a subspecialty service, you will find that our dedicated and committed faculty provide outstanding training, mentorship and assistance to all learners. Our pediatric residency training program consists of a cohesive, friendly and fun group of people who work hard, provide each other support, and achieve success.

I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit, investigate and meet our faulty and residents and experience our commitment to learning yourself.


Sergio Stagno, M.D.
UAB Department of Pediatrics
Distinguished Professor