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coloradoThe UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation welcomes Assistant Professor Lisa Koplik, M.D., effective November 1, 2022. Dr. Koplik joins the department as a Physiatrist with a specialization in pain management.

In her prior role as pain medicine physician at Alabama Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants in Pell City, Alabama, she performed interventional pain procedures and evaluated patients suffering from pain due to a variety of conditions.

Dr. Koplik received her medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamon, Puerto Rico followed by an Internal Medicine internship and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She completed her pain medicine fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

“UAB is one of the top medical institutions in the country. Having the opportunity to train here made me want to return to UAB and join the academic faculty. I am excited for the opportunity to grow the area of pain management at UAB and look forward to serving patients in our community. Having an institution and department that values leadership, teamwork and fosters cultural diversity were some of the important factors of why I chose to join UAB,” says Dr. Koplik.