Our Sites

Birmingham

Our program site is known for interprofessional training, quality and safety education, health services research, surgical outcomes, and inpatient quality care (nurse-led interventions and others). Our site includes fellows from nursing (pre/post PhD and DNP doctoral students), pharmacy, and medicine (from surgery and medicine- including GIM, Hospital medicine and other sub specialties).

Faculty at our Birmingham VAQS site are sought after expertise and recognition in signature programs and areas of excellence (ex: nurse staffing, work environment, and quality indicators, implementation science, surgical outcomes, community interventions, HIV /hepatitis C, rheumatology, medical education, informatics, personalized medicine)

Fellows come to our Birmingham VAQS site for the culture of interprofessional mentorship and the wide areas of excellence and opportunities.

Our alumni are healthcare leaders in practice and academia, quality and safety competencies, improvement and implementation science in nursing and interprofessional

  1. OAA-funded VA Chief Resident for Quality and Patient Safety
  2. National Center for Patient Safety-funded VA Patient Safety Center of Inquiry (PSCI)
  3. Health Services R&D – Centers of Innovation (COIN) – Charleston Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center (HEROIC): Through HEROIC, our facility enjoys ongoing QI and funded research collaborations with VISN7 leadership, VISN7 sister facilities, the VA Office of Community Care, the Office of Rural Health, and the Office of Health Equity. Learn more about HEROIC here.

Senior Faculty Scholars

Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN

ppatrici@uab.edu

Carlos Estrada, MD, MS

Carlos.Estrada@va.gov

Faculty Scholars

Meghan Black, MD

Suzie Miltner, RNC-OB, PhD, NEA-BC

Melanie Morris, MD

Second Year Fellows

Lauren Theiss, MD, BA

Ryan Taylor, PharmD

First Year Fellows

Margaret Johnson, MD

Shannon Sapp Layton, DNP, RN, LICSW, PIP, NEA-BC, CNL, CWCN

Myla Marshall, PharmD

Alumni

2020

Samantha Baker, MD

Michael Frank Gleason, MD

Jacquelyn Lambert-Davis, DNP, RN

Collin Plourde, PharmD

2016

Tonya Breaux-Shropshire, PhD, MPH, RN

2015

Natalie Wilson, PhD(c), DNP, ANP-BC, MPH, AAHIVS

Jennifer Trevor, MD

2014

Kierstin, Leslie, MD, MSHA

Tracy Shamburger, PhD, RN

2013

Katherine Holman, MD

2012

Suzie (Rebecca) Miltner, RNC-OB, PhD, NEA-BC

Jeremiah Newsom, MD

2011

Victor Sung, MD

Vincent Pair, DNP, RN

2010

Michael Burton, MD

Adolfo Pena, MD

Amanda Salanitro, MD, MSc, MSPH

2009

Angelo Gaffo, MD, MSPH

Trina McKenzie, MD, MPH

2008

Mike Passarella, MD, MSPH

2007

Tercio Lopes, MD, MSPH

Edmon Tipton, MD, PhD

2006
Joseph Tan Chan, MD, MSPH

2005

Wendy Gomez, MD, MSPH

Christine Heckemeyer, MD, MSPH

Katri Palonen, MD, MSPH

2003

Ray Chen, MD

2002

Jessica Jones, MD, MPH

2001

Andrea Ohlden, MD