Amanda Schnell NewsWe are delighted to welcome Amanda Schnell, MD, to the Division. Dr. Schnell has been appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine and will see patients in the Rheumatology Clinic at The Kirklin Clinic.

As a clinician-educator, Dr. Schnell brings both compassion and expertise to her general rheumatology practice, which includes ultrasound-guided procedures and diagnosis. She will build upon her recent fellowship experience in our program to the continued training of our rheumatology fellows as an Associate Program Director.

One special area of patient care for Dr. Schnell will be building the UAB scleroderma program in collaboration with the Department of Dermatology and the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. As a designated Scleroderma Center of Excellence, UAB has been recognized by the Scleroderma Foundation’s National Medical Advisory Board for demonstrating expertise in scleroderma including clinical and laboratory-based research, conducting clinical trials and educational activities about scleroderma, and providing information about the advances in the care and treatment of patients with scleroderma to health care professionals and the public.

“One of the simplest ways we can support scleroderma patients is providing warm gloves for patients who cannot afford them. It is an act of kindness that provides a tremendous impact on people who are struggling with this chronic condition. Finding ways to alleviate their pain motivates me to pursue research that can ultimately cure scleroderma for good,” Schnell comments. 

Dr. Schnell received her medical doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 2013. She completed her residency training, including a year as Chief Resident, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2017. She is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. Dr. Schnell is also active on the American College of Rheumatology Government Affairs committee, where she is committed to advocacy for all her patients.

Welcome to UAB and the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Dr. Schnell!