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

 David Harris, MD

David Harris

Originally from Birmingham, AL, I began my higher education at Auburn University obtaining a degree in Chemical Engineering. I went on to earn my masters in Advanced Chemical Engineering from University of Cambridge and my MD here at UAB. Professionally, I was drawn to radiation oncology because I have a strong interest in helping cancer patients, driven in part because my father passed away from cancer. I also enjoy the field’s integration of technology and the physical sciences given my engineering background. I chose to train at UAB because as one of the largest medical centers in the country, UAB has tremendous resources and outstanding faculty. It is also a highly collaborative and encouraging environment.

Joseph Jones, MD

Joseph Jones

I graduated from Auburn University with a degree in chemical engineering, then worked in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry for several years. I decided to pursue medical school and came to UAB with an interest in oncology. I enjoyed radiation oncology since it provided a platform for targeted therapy using technologically advanced equipment and methods, as well as an underlying infrastructure for quality assurance and continuous improvement, all of which I value. Around Birmingham, I spend time playing ultimate frisbee and hiking with my wife, boys, and puppy. I think UAB is a great place to train for many reasons, including an exposure to field leaders in radiosurgery, an excellent balance between clinical and research and continuous improvement duties and an outstanding team from attendings to nurses to therapists.

Gina Rebesco, MD

Gina RebescoI was raised in Munster, IN and completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Theology at the University of Notre Dame. I earned my MD at Indiana University followed by an internship in Indianapolis. I began my residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and transferred into UAB's program for my PGY3 year. I chose UAB because the strong collegial and professional atmosphere makes for a great learning environment, all while emphasizing the importance of patient-centered care. I enjoy cooking, kayaking, practicing yoga, trying new restaurants, watching college football, reading - fiction and non-fiction, and going to the movies.

Scott Strickler, MD

Scott Strickler

I am originally from Tennessee, and went to the University of Tennessee where I studied biomedical engineering. I then graduated from East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine and completed an internship in Denver, Colorado before moving to Birmingham for residency. In Birmingham, I enjoy being outdoors with my wife and dog, and trying new restaurants around town. I like training at UAB because we have a fantastic group of people all working together towards a common goal and it’s fun to work alongside a group of such intelligent, driven, and compassionate people.

Kevin Lee, MD, PhD

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, MD

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, MD, PhD

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, MD, PhD

Curtis Clark

I 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, MD

 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, MD

 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, MBBS

Nii Kwanchie Ankra, MBBS


Whitney Hotsinpiller, MD

 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, MD

 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.

Vikash "Vik" Deendyal, MD

  Vikash "Vik" Deendyal, MD

Adam Hubler, MD

Adam Hubler, MD

Roman Travis, MD

 Roman Travis, MD