We believe our residents are our training program’s strongest asset. We enjoy working together in a collaborative environment and share a single workspace adjoining our clinic space.

Meet Our Residents


Kevin Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Resident

Kevin Lee2I was born in Cincinnati, OH, and soon after, my family moved to metro Atlanta, GA where I spent my whole childhood. For undergrad, I attended UGA where I was pre-med and studied Biology and Ecology with a minor in Spanish. After graduating, I taught high school first in southern Mexico and then in California. Next, I studied Agricultural Engineering at UGA with a focus on alternative fuel sources from industrial waste streams. My interests then turned back towards human health, and I worked towards my PhD in Bioinformatics at Georgia Institute of Technology studying the host-parasite interactions in malaria infection. Nearning the end of my PhD, I decided to pursue a career in medicine, and graduated with my MD from the Medical College of Georgia on the UGA partnership campus.

Outside of work, I enjoy playing soccer and running, spending time with my family, working on my car, woodworking, and hiking. I chose UAB for a myriad of reasons. First, the people: my co-residents are extremely supportive, attendings are committed to teaching and education, and the staff are friendly and patient-centered. Next, the curriculum: most mornings, we have two hours of protected time for didactics and tumor boards with world-class educators. Last, the research: numerous faculty have research labs tackling a diversity of interesting challenges in oncology from basic science to clinical trials. At UAB, residents have the flexibility and support needed to thrive, grow, and achieve the high goals that we set for ourselves.

Jared Maas, M.D., Chief Resident

Jared MaasI am originally from southern California, and I graduated from University of California Los Angeles for my undergraduate education. I then graduated medical school at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami, FL. I completed my preliminary medicine internship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO before moving to Birmingham for residency. My professional interests include medical education, proton therapy, and radiation treatment planning. In my spare time, I play volleyball, listen to album-oriented rock music, and play video games. I chose residency at UAB because it has the perfect blend of excellent academic/professional opportunities and a department culture that supports resident education and wellbeing.

Craig Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Resident

Craig SchneiderI was raised in Annapolis, Maryland and graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware before earning my PhD in Biomolecular Engineering at Johns Hopkins University where I studied nanopharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. I went on to earn my MD at the University of Maryland School of Medicine before moving to Birmingham for my internship at Brookwood Baptist Health Center. My professional interests include lung cancer, GI cancers, radiosurgery, and mentorship of medical students. Outside work, I am a huge soccer fan and enjoy home brewing an assortment of beers. I chose to train at UAB because the program places a strong emphasis on resident education. There are also ample research opportunities inside and outside the department with strong support for resident research, including support of Holman pathway candidates. In addition, Birmingham is a vastly underrated city that provides the amenities of a big city with the livability and affordability of a smaller one.


Curtis Clark, M.D, Ph.D.

Curtis Clark 2022I grew up in Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Tyler where I studied Biology as an undergraduate, then earned a master's in Microbiology. I then pursued a combined M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio Medical Scientist Training Program. I moved to Birmingham to complete my internship at Brookwood Baptist Health System, and now residency at UAB. My research interests include immuno-oncology and combined modality treatment of immunotherapy and radiation therapies. When not working, I enjoy the great outdoors and spending time with my family. I chose UAB for training first and foremost because of the combination of top-tier clinical and basic science research, world-renowned clinician experts, and the convivial and fostering atmosphere.

David Roveda, M.D.

 David RovedaI am originally from Mobile, AL and went to the University of Alabama where I majored in Chemical Engineering. I then earned my M.D. and completed an internship at the University of South Alabama School of Medicine. My professional interests include CNS, Head and Neck, Lung, Breast, and Prostate. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son including playing board games or visiting various parks. I also enjoy all things sports related whether it involves playing, watching, coaching, or competing in fantasy leagues with friends and family. I chose UAB for residency because it provided a combination of great faculty who are truly engaged with teaching and research, cutting edge technology that provides training on a variety of modalities, and the overall family environment throughout the entire department.

Chris Veale, M.D.

 Chris VealeI was born in St. Louis, MO and studied Chemistry at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. I then earned my Masters in Medical Physics at Duke University, and practiced as a board certified medical physicist for a couple of years before returning to medical school. I graduated from medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and completed my internship at Brookwood Baptist Health. My professional interests include head and neck cancer, and incorporating new technologies in the clinic. Around Birmingham I enjoy hiking, playing ultimate frisbee, being involved in my local church, and spending time with my wife and children. I also enjoy traveling and exploring new places. I am excited to be training at UAB because UAB has a well-established didactic curriculum and offers excellent opportunities and exposure to both the clinical and research aspects of radiation oncology.


Nii-Kwanchie “Nii” Ankrah, M.B.B.S.

Nii Kwanchie Ankra, MBBS

Nii-Kwanchie “Nii” Ankrah, M.B.B.S., attended the University of Ghana, where he earned a B.S. in Biological Science, along with a M.B.B.S. through their School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Ankrah then went on to complete a residency in internal medicine at Howard University Hospital. Following residency, he served as a clinical research fellow in the neurosurgery departments at both the Lahey Clinic and the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Ankrah is board certified in internal medicine through the American College of Physicians. He is excited to transition into radiation oncology and has a special interest in sterotactic radiosurgery and brain tumors. Ankrah is a member of the U.S. Masters Swimming Club. His other hobbies and interests include hiking, cycling, and studying the history of ancient empires.

Whitney Hotsinpiller, M.D.

 Whitney Hotsinpiller, MDI was born in Florence, AL and attended the University of Tennessee and majored in Nuclear Engineering. I then worked in nuclear power for a few years before applying to medical school. I earned my M.D. at the University of South Alabama and am completing an internship at Brookwood Baptist Health System before starting residency at UAB. I am excited to have matched at UAB because the program focuses on both academic excellence and professional achievement, but also values overall well-being and personal growth. I am looking forward to pursuing my career during the next five years with my new radiation oncology family.

Michael "Kole" Melton, M.D.

 Michael Kole Melton, MDI am from Oklahoma City, OK and attended the University of Oklahoma where I earned a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering. I then pursued my M.D. at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. I am currently completing my internship in Oklahoma City before moving to Birmingham for residency. I am excited to be coming to UAB for residency because I know that I will receive excellent clinical training with the most cutting-edge technology. I recognize that residency will be challenging, but I look forward to this new challenge at UAB, which provides a collegial environment that feels like home.


Adam Hubler, M.D.

 Adam Hubler, MDOriginally from Nashville, Tennessee, I received my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology from from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. I received my Medical Doctorate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. I completed my transitional year at Brookwood Baptist Health in Birmingham. My professional interests include mitigating health care disparities, quality improvement, and advancing modern techniques to spare nomral tissue toxicity. My personal interests include football, golf, college wrestling, video games, spending time with my family, and my church. UAB offers excellent, comprehensive training that prepares it residents for all areas of clinical practice in a collegial environment while supporting individual residents' personal career aspirations.

Roman Travis, M.D.

 Roman Travis, MDI’m originally from Birmingham, Alabama, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Samford University. I received my Medical Doctorate from UAB and spent my transitional year at Baptist Health System, also in Birmingham. I love working out, video games, and playing piano. My research interests have included radiosurgery for CNS malignancies in the context of immunotherapy. The faculty here offer cutting-edge training while fostering a culture of kindness and support. My co-residents are all friendly, smart, and willing to help.