Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Johnny Carter, Director

    Dr. Johnny M. Carter has been with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2005. With a primary teaching interest of musculoskeletal medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine, interventional pain medicine and PRP injection therapy, Dr. Carter also has extensive previous experience with Sports Medicine as well. Dr. Carter is a 4 time recipient of the Samuel L. Stover MD Excellence in Teaching Award.

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    Vu Nguyen, Department Chairperson

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    Yu-Ying Chen, Director of Research

  • Faculty Position

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    Amber Clark-Brown, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Amy Knight, Associate Professor (P)

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    Andre McShan, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Berdale Colorado, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Academics (P)

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    Bradly Goodman, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Casey Azuero, Associate Professor (P)

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    Cassandra Buchanan Renfro, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Conley Carr, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Danielle Powell, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Powell completed medical school at the University of South Alabama, and her residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she served as chief resident during her training. Dr. Powell’s primary interests include Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Electromyography, and Spina bifida. She is the Director of the Adult Multidisciplinary Spina Bifida Clinic and PM&R Resident Continuity Clinic. She is involved in medical education and serves as one of eleven Le...

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    Elaine Mahoney, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Elizabeth Richardson, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P)

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    Elizabeth Twist, Assistant Professor (P)

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    J Richards, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Jennifer Marwitz, Instructor and Director of TBI Research (P)

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    Jereme Wilroy, Assistant Professor (P)

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    JoAnna Hannah, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Johan Latorre, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Johnny Carter, Assistant Professor (P)

    Dr. Johnny M. Carter has been with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2005. With a primary teaching interest of musculoskeletal medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine, interventional pain medicine and PRP injection therapy, Dr. Carter also has extensive previous experience with Sports Medicine as well. Dr. Carter is a 4 time recipient of the Samuel L. Stover MD Excellence in Teaching Award.

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    Lisa Koplik, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Marca Alexander, Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Mark Ellen, Associate Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Megan Hays, Associate Professor (P)

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    Michelle Turnley, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Rachel Cowan, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Rachel Teranishi, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Robert Brunner, Professor (P)

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    Sean Hollis, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Thomas Novack, Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Victor Mark, Associate Professor (P)

    Undergraduate, AB degree, Cornell University, 1978, Biology.
    Medical school, MD degree, Albany Medical College, 1982.
    Residency, Neurology, New York University, 1986.
    Research fellowship, Behavioral Neurology, University of Florida, 1987.

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    Vu Nguyen, Professor and Professor and Chair (P)

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    Xiaohua Zhou, Associate Professor (P)

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    Yu-Ying Chen, Professor (P)

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Andrew Butler, Professor (S)

    Dr. Butler joined UAB in 2019 as the Dean of the School of Health Professions.

    Butler received his Ph.D. in motor control from the University of Iowa. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Iowa, at Texas Women’s University in Houston and at Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany. He has held positions at Georgia State University 2012-2019 and Emory University School of Medicine 2001-2012.

    Butler has a special interest in neuro-rehabilitation, functional neuroimaging and tr...

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    Despina Stavrinos, Associate Professor (S)

    Dr. Stavrinos is the Director of the Translational Research for Injury Prevention (TRIP) Laboratory. The TRIP Lab offers students at various levels of training (high school, undergraduate, graduate, post-doc) and from various disciplines (e.g., psychology, medicine, public health, engineering, computer science) the opportunity to conduct high quality behavioral research. Since its establishment in 2009, nearly 100 students have been trained under Stavrinos’ mentorship.

    Experiential lear...

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    Drew Davis, Assistant Professor (S)

    Dr. Davis serves as Medical Director for the UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children's of Alabama. He is an Associate Professor in the UAB Departments of Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Dr. Davis also serves as Medical Director for the Children's of Alabama Early Intervention Program. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) and PM&R. He attended medical school at th...

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    Erin Swanson-Kimani, Assistant Professor (S)

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    James Rimmer, Professor (S)

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    Jorge De La Torre, Professor (S)

    Jorge I. de la Torre, M.D., F.A.C.S., M.S.H.A., is Professor of Surgery and Rehabilitative Medicine and is the Director of the Division of Plastic Surgery. He also has serves as an Assistant Chief Medical Officer at UAB, Program Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency and Section Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Birmingham V.A. Medical Center. He is the founding Director of the Center for Advanced Surgical Aesthetics at UAB.

    Dr. de la Torre is from Texas where he completed his undergra...

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    Stefanie Robel, Associate Professor (S)

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    William Tyler, Professor (S)

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