Andrew Barbera, M.D.

Andrew Barbera, M.D.

Hometown
Daphne, AL

Undergraduate
Louisiana State University

Medical School
Louisiana State University - New Orleans

Joshua Bell, M.D.

Joshua Bell, M.D.

Hometown
Cullman, AL

Undergraduate
Auburn University

Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Kristina Black, M.D.

Kristina Black, M.D.

Hometown
New Orleans, LA

Undergraduate
North Carolina Central University

Medical School
Meharry Medical College

Joshua Butler, M.D.

Joshua Butler, M.D.

Hometown
Duluth, GA

Undergraduate
University of Georgia

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia

Child Neurology Resident

Jasmine Capers, M.D.

Jasmine Capers, M.D.

Hometown
Pensacola, FL

Undergraduate
University of Florida

Medical School
University of Central Florida

Charli Cohen, M.D.

Charli Cohen, M.D.

Hometown
Marietta, GA 

Undergraduate
University of Georgia

Medical School
Mercer University - Savannah

Samuel Crooks, M.D.

Samuel Crooks, M.D.

Hometown
Stonewall, LA

Undergraduate
Louisiana State University - Shreveport

Medical School
University of Connecticut

Andrew Donahue, M.D.

Andrew Donahue, M.D.

Hometown
Memphis, TN

Undergraduate
University of Memphis

Medical School
East Tennessee State University

Alexandria Edwards, M.D.

Alexandria Edwards, M.D.

Hometown
New Bern, NC

Undergraduate
Meredith College

Medical School
University of North Carolina

Aaron Fan, M.D., Ph.D.

Aaron Fan, M.D., Ph.D.

Hometown
Marietta, GA

Undergraduate
Emory University

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia

Sarah Fleisher, M.D.

Sarah Fleisher, M.D.

Hometown
Birmingham, AL

Undergraduate
University of Alabama

Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Joseph Hirst, M.D.

Joseph Hirst, M.D.

Hometown
Somewhere in Virginia and/or Massachusetts

Undergraduate
Virginia Tech

Medical School
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Adarsh Kulkarni, M.D.

Adarsh Kulkarni, M.D.

Hometown
Birmingham, AL

Undergraduate
Vanderbilt University

Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ashley Mack, M.D.

Ashley Mack, M.D.

Hometown
Cypress, TX

Undergraduate
Vanderbilt University

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine

Isabella Masler, M.D.

Isabella Masler, M.D.

Hometown
Kingsport, TN

Undergraduate
Wake Forest University

Medical School
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Tanzeh Metzger, M.D.

Tanzeh Metzger, M.D.

Hometown
Clear Lake, IA

Undergraduate
University of Iowa

Medical School
University of Iowa

Carly Montcalm, M.D.

Carly Montcalm, M.D.

Hometown
Monroe, LA

Undergraduate
Louisiana State University

Medical School
Louisiana State University - New Orleans

Anna O'Connor, M.D.

Anna O'Connor, M.D.

Hometown
Ocean Springs, MS

Undergraduate
University of Mississippi 

Medical School
University of Mississippi 

Stephanie Pool, M.D.

Stephanie Pool, M.D.

Hometown
Cumming, GA

Undergraduate
Davidson College

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia

Abigail Riegle, M.D.

Abigail Riegle, M.D.

Hometown
Fort Recovery, OH

Undergraduate
Wright State University

Medical School
Wright State University

Destini Smith, M.D.

Destini Smith, M.D.

Hometown
Hoover, AL

Undergraduate
Mississippi State University

Medical School
University of South Alabama

Child Neurology Resident

Kelsey Thetford, M.D.

Kelsey Thetford, M.D.

Hometown
Winfield, AL

Undergraduate
Birmingham-Southern College

Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Rachael Thornton, M.D.

Rachael Thornton, M.D.

Hometown
Ocean Springs, MS

Undergraduate
University of Southern Mississippi

Medical School
University of Mississippi

Kevin Wall, M.D.

Kevin Wall, M.D.

Hometown
Birmingham, AL

Undergraduate
Millsaps College

Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Macie Wilkins, M.D.

Macie Wilkins, M.D.

Hometown
Tallahassee, FL

Undergraduate
Johns Hopkins University

Medical School
University of Florida

Emily Youngblood, M.D.

Emily Youngblood, M.D.

Hometown
Jackson, MS

Undergraduate
Mississippi State University 

Medical School
University of Mississippi

  • Andrew Barbera, M.D.
  • Joshua Bell, M.D.
  • Kristina Black, M.D.
  • Joshua Butler, M.D.
  • Jasmine Capers, M.D.
  • Charli Cohen, M.D.
  • Samuel Crooks, M.D.
  • Andrew Donahue, M.D.
  • Alexandria Edwards, M.D.
  • Aaron Fan, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Sarah Fleisher, M.D.
  • Joseph Hirst, M.D.
  • Adarsh Kulkarni, M.D.
  • Ashley Mack, M.D.
  • Isabella Masler, M.D.
  • Tanzeh Metzger, M.D.
  • Carly Montcalm, M.D.
  • Anna O'Connor, M.D.
  • Stephanie Pool, M.D.
  • Abigail Riegle, M.D.
  • Destini Smith, M.D.
  • Kelsey Thetford, M.D.
  • Rachael Thornton, M.D.
  • Kevin Wall, M.D.
  • Macie Wilkins, M.D.
  • Emily Youngblood, M.D.
  • Andrew Barbera, M.D.

    Hometown

    Daphne, AL

    Undergraduate

    Louisiana State University

    Medical School

    Louisiana State University - New Orleans

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Nephrology/NICU

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    Loved the size of the program and felt that I could be myself around the other residents here.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Long-distance running, beach volleyball, coffee enthusiast, everything space

    Fun Fact

    I once ran along the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to New Orleans on a relay team with five of my roommates.

  • Joshua Bell, M.D.

    Hometown

    Cullman, AL

    Undergraduate

    Auburn University

    Medical School

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Toxicology

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    This residency is known for producing phenomenal pediatricians. The faculty and other residents are incredibly welcoming and friendly.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Hiking/camping/backpacking, soccer, going to cheap concerts in small venues to listen to bands I've never heard of.

    Fun Fact

    Jumped out of the first plane I ever flew in.

  • Kristina Black, M.D.

    Hometown

    New Orleans, LA

    Undergraduate

    North Carolina Central University

    Medical School

    Meharry Medical College

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    Everyone is pretty friendly and willing to teach. They also make your wellbeing a priority.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Dancing and cooking

    Fun Fact

    When I was younger, I was a part of a peewee bowling team (I won at least 8 trophies and medals).

  • Joshua Butler, M.D.

    Hometown

    Duluth, GA

    Undergraduate

    University of Georgia

    Medical School

    Medical College of Georgia

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Pediatric Neurology

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    Wonderful people, a beautiful hospital, and unparalleled teaching and clinical exposure - all in a great city that is close to my family and friends.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Playing guitar and piano, hiking, chasing around my corgi, Walter

    Fun Fact

    My birth certificate says I was born in Minnesota, but in reality I was born over Texas soil. My grandmother wouldn't accept the fact that I was not going to be born in Texas. Therefore, she transported bags of soil from Texas, got them into the hospital, and placed them underneath the bed on which I was born.

  • Jasmine Capers, M.D.

    Hometown

    Pensacola, FL

    Undergraduate

    University of Florida

    Medical School

    University of Central Florida

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Maybe general pediatrics… Maybe neonatology…

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    I wanted to train at a prestigious program that is committed to serving the underserved population.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Attending food festivals, couponing, watching Real Housewives of Any City

    Fun Fact

    My son was 9 weeks old when I started residency. He is the best!!

  • Charli Cohen, M.D.

    Hometown

    Marietta, GA

    Undergraduate

    University of Georgia (Go Dawgs)

    Medical School

    Mercer University - Savannah

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Unsure at the moment, interested in many different areas!

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    I was blown away by how much support the residents are given at such a high caliber program. It was important to me to feel like I could grow and learn in a supportive academic environment. UAB has cultivated an amazing family and community in a world-renowned program, and it was something I really wanted to be part of.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Being outside, Netflix, puppies, watching the Dawgs win

    Fun Fact

    I grew up performing!

  • Samuel Crooks, M.D.

    Hometown

    Stonewall, LA

    Undergraduate

    Louisiana State University - Shreveport

    Medical School

    University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Pediatric Cardiology

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    The people! The Program Directors, residents, staff, etc. are the nicest and most supportive people you could work with.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Running, hiking, biking

    Fun Fact

    There is a youtube video of Carole Baskin congratulating my medical school class and thanking us for our service!

  • Andrew Donahue, M.D.

    Hometown

    Memphis, TN

    Undergraduate

    University of Memphis

    Medical School

    East Tennessee State University

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine with a special interest in Pediatric Disaster Medicine

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    UAB checked off everything on our list: a larger academic program in the south with busy hospital and emergency services; camaraderie amongst colleagues and faculty; clean city with lots of fun things to do!

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Spending time with my family (wife Amanda, baby Dean, and golden retriever Remi), boating, woodworking, cooking

    Fun Fact

    I’ve never eaten a hamburger from a fast food restaurant!

  • Alexandria Edwards, M.D.

    Hometown

    New Bern, NC

    Undergraduate

    Meredith College

    Medical School

    University of North Carolina

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Primary care, pediatric obesity prevention and treatment, but also critical care so who knows

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    The people, the atmosphere, the opportunities, basically everything! When I interviewed at UAB I instantly felt at home.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Baking elaborate cakes and desserts, Olympic weightlifting, spending time with my dog Kira

    Fun Fact

    My dad completed his pediatric residency at UAB too!

  • Aaron Fan, M.D., Ph.D.

    Hometown

    Marietta, GA

    Undergraduate

    Emory University

    Medical School

    Medical College of Georgia

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Hematology/Oncology

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    My impression was that they really take care of their residents, and they are focused on making us the best pediatricians in the best environment! Also, I am close to home, so now I can see my parents all the time!

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Cooking, photography, watching Lord of the Rings on a quarterly basis

    Fun Fact

    In college, I bought some spur-of-the-moment, last-minute concert tickets to see Justin Bieber and it was awesome.

  • Sarah Fleisher, M.D.

    Hometown

    Birmingham, AL

    Undergraduate

    University of Alabama

    Medical School

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Endocrinology or Critical Care

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    It was really important to me to be at a children's hospital that had a high volume and was the main referral center in the state. Additionally, after doing rotations here, I loved the camaraderie among the residents and how supportive everyone was of each other.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Baking and Musical Theatre

    Fun Fact

    I named my goldendoodle Darcy because Pride & Prejudice is my favorite movie.

  • Joseph Hirst, M.D.

    Hometown

    Somewhere in Virginia and/or Massachusetts

    Undergraduate

    Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!)

    Medical School

    Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Peds Gastroenterology or Heme/Onc. Very interested in legislative and patient advocacy.

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    I couldn't pass up on a program combining such a prestigious academic tradition with humble, southern charm. The city is beautiful and vibrant, and the people are second-to-none.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Avid Virginia Tech and all things Boston sports fan. I love live music, hiking, spending time with my Boxer pup "Lucille", and exploring my beautiful new hometown here in Birmingham.

    Fun Fact

    In 7th grade, I spent 3 months living in Santa Cruz, Bolivia as a part of an exchange program with my school. My exchange program buddy is now a physician in Bolivia!

  • Adarsh Kulkarni, M.D.

    Hometown

    Birmingham, AL

    Undergraduate

    Vanderbilt University

    Medical School

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Currently leaning towards fellowship (with Cardiology seeming most interesting). Would also liked to be involved in medical education.

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    I knew I would be pushed to become the best pediatrician I can be, while still being well supported by faculty and colleagues. Also, I kind of found myself occasionally pitching this program hard to fellow applicants when I interviewed here. If that level of (potential) self-sabotage doesn't demonstrate my belief in the program, I don't know what does!

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Basketball nerd, run, play Indian flute

    Fun Fact

    If I wasn't allowed to be a doctor, I would want to do stand up comedy or be a play-by-play sports broadcaster. Absolutely no experience in either and not remotely talented enough, but a kid can dream!

  • Ashley Mack, M.D.

    Hometown

    Cypress, TX

    Undergraduate

    Vanderbilt University

    Medical School

    Baylor College of Medicine

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Undecided, probably a subspecialty

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    The people! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming during my interview, and I could tell it was a place where I would be both challenged and encouraged to become the best pediatrician I can be. There are also so many opportunities within and outside of the hospital, and Birmingham is a super fun place to live.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Running, baking, traveling, spending time outside

    Fun Fact

    I took a latte art class last summer and learned how to pour a heart, so catch me as a barista in retirement!

  • Isabella Masler, M.D.

    Hometown

    Kingsport, TN

    Undergraduate

    Wake Forest University

    Medical School

    Wake Forest School of Medicine

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Critical care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    I was looking for a medium-large sized program with a free-standing children’s hospital in the Southeast US. I LOVED the people I met while interviewing here and just felt like I would be supported throughout each level of my training.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Running, hiking with my husband and pup, baking, playing board games and card games.

    Fun Fact

    Party trick - I can lick both my elbows!

  • Tanzeh Metzger, M.D.

    Hometown

    Clear Lake, IA

    Undergraduate

    University of Iowa

    Medical School

    University of Iowa

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Not sure, but interested in primary care, developmental disabilities, and neonatology

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    Everyone I met during my interview was so kind and supportive that I sensed this program could be home. So far, it’s proving to be true!

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Eating/cooking, watching corny movies, hiking/canoeing, painting

    Fun Fact

    I am learning how to swim!

  • Carly Montcalm, M.D.

    Hometown

    Monroe, LA

    Undergraduate

    Louisiana State University

    Medical School

    Louisiana State University - New Orleans

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Hospital medicine

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    My AI month as a visiting student was my favorite month of medical school! I was surrounded by wonderful, patient, encouraging residents and attendings who loved to teach and made the long winter inpatient days so much fun! I knew that this program would both challenge me and support me- it was exactly what I was looking for.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Traveling, cooking, spending time outdoors with my husband and my pup Zola, and watching LSU football (Geaux Tigers!)

    Fun Fact

    My go-to karaoke song is Ice Ice Baby

  • Anna O'Connor, M.D.

    Hometown

    Ocean Springs, MS

    Undergraduate

    University of Mississippi 

    Medical School

    University of Mississippi 

    Career/Clinical Interests

    General Pediatrics, Hospitalist, Nursery combo 

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    The residents and faculty are so kind and supportive, Birmingham as a city is super fun and growing, and it's an excellent place to learn 

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Painting, sailing, netflixing, reading, walks and talks, going to local breweries/wineries, and hosting dinner parties 

    Fun Fact

    I was once stranded on an island 

  • Stephanie Pool, M.D.

    Hometown

    Cumming, GA

    Undergraduate

    Davidson College

    Medical School

    Medical College of Georgia

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Pediatric Gastroenterology/Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    I think UAB has the happiest residents! Not only is everyone very dedicated and hard working but the residents really care about each other. It makes working together really fun! 

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Traveling, baking things from The Great British Baking Show, hiking with my pup.

    Fun Fact

    I'm a two time Harry Potter trivia champion.

  • Abigail Riegle, M.D.

    Hometown

    Fort Recovery, OH

    Undergraduate

    Wright State University

    Medical School

    Wright State Universityy

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Rural general pediatrics 

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    The people! Resident autonomy, resident education quality, dedication of program leadership and their responsiveness to feedback; patient demographics.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Hiking, arts and crafts, binge-watching Netflix/Hulu  

    Fun Fact

    I have thirty-five aunts and uncles! 

  • Destini Smith, M.D.

    Hometown

    Hoover, AL

    Undergraduate

    Mississippi State University

    Medical School

    University of South Alabama

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Epilepsy, headache, neurodevelopmental disabilities

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    I chose UAB because I wanted to complete my training in the place that sparked my interests in child neurology to begin with.

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Cooking, baking, bargain shopping with my mom, playing viola

    Fun Fact

    I collect vinyl records and enjoy listening to them on my grandmother's vintage record player.

  • Kelsey Thetford, M.D.

    Hometown

    Winfield, AL

    Undergraduate

    Birmingham-Southern College

    Medical School

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Undecided - interested in working with underserved populations

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    I chose UAB because of the patients and the people. I wanted to train where I would see a large patient volume with a huge variety of diagnoses. The residents and faculty are extremely supportive and value teaching. UAB and Children's of Alabama is such an integral part of pediatric care in Alabama, and I am so honored to be here!

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Running and working out, live music, gardening, spending time with my Golden Retriever - Murphy, eating at fabulous Birmingham restaurants

    Fun Fact

    I lived in Tinsley Harrison’s (Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine) old apartment my first year of medical school.

  • Rachael Thornton, M.D.

    Hometown

    Ocean Springs, MS

    Undergraduate

    University of Southern Mississippi

    Medical School

    University of Mississippi

    Career/Clinical Interests

    General Pediatrics

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    I chose UAB because I felt that it was the strongest program closest to home for me. It has an incredible reputation with amazing faculty. It was important to me to work in a stand alone children’s hospital with good exposure to both bread and butter peds and the zebras. Also, Birmingham seems pretty great too!

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Eating good food, board games with friends, going for walks with my golden retriever, Phoebe, attempting to bake the perfect chocolate chip cookie

    Fun Fact

    I married my high school sweetheart, and he’s the best :)  (cue the “awww’s”)

  • Kevin Wall, M.D.

    Hometown

    Birmingham, AL

    Undergraduate

    Millsaps College

    Medical School

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Cardiology, Academics, and Clinical Research

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    I love the people here at UAB. It was obvious that the residents enjoy being with one another and love what they do. My wife and I also love Birmingham..

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Cooking, music, anything outdoors.

    Fun Fact

    I played in the Division 3 Baseball College World Series my senior year of college. We were one of the final 8 teams in the country.

  • Macie Wilkins, M.D.

    Hometown

    Tallahassee, FL

    Undergraduate

    Johns Hopkins University

    Medical School

    University of Florida

    Career/Clinical Interests

    General Pediatrics

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    I love the people here!

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Running (slowly), biking, swimming, eating, spending time with friends and family!

    Fun Fact

    I am getting married in September 2020!

  • Emily Youngblood, M.D.

    Hometown

    Jackson, MS

    Undergraduate

    Mississippi State University 

    Medical School

    University of Mississippi

    Career/Clinical Interests

    Undecided! At this point, I am most interested in Hematology/Oncology or NICU. 

    Why did you choose UAB for your Pediatric Residency?

    When I came to my interview day, I could immediately tell that everyone at UAB was very welcoming and supportive. I really enjoyed meeting all the residents, and the program offered me a great fit for all of my clinical interests. 

    Hobbies/Special Interests

    Reading, cooking 

    Fun Fact

    I love traveling!

  • Andrew Barbera, M.D.
  • Joshua Bell, M.D.
  • Kristina Black, M.D.
  • Joshua Butler, M.D.
  • Jasmine Capers, M.D.
  • Charli Cohen, M.D.
  • Samuel Crooks, M.D.
  • Andrew Donahue, M.D.
  • Alexandria Edwards, M.D.
  • Aaron Fan, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Sarah Fleisher, M.D.
  • Joseph Hirst, M.D.
  • Adarsh Kulkarni, M.D.
  • Ashley Mack, M.D.
  • Isabella Masler, M.D.
  • Tanzeh Metzger, M.D.
  • Carly Montcalm, M.D.
  • Anna O'Connor, M.D.
  • Stephanie Pool, M.D.
  • Abigail Riegle, M.D.
  • Destini Smith, M.D.
  • Kelsey Thetford, M.D.
  • Rachael Thornton, M.D.
  • Kevin Wall, M.D.
  • Macie Wilkins, M.D.
  • Emily Youngblood, M.D.