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Tiffany Lewis, M.D., FACP
Internal Medicine Program Director
Dr. Lewis is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine Residency Training at The Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Al. She then served BHS as Chief Medical Resident and has been on faculty since 2006. Dr. Lewis served as Transitional Year Program Director for four years as well as Director of the Continuity Clinics. Dr. Lewis took over as Internal Medicine Program Director in 2011. She was named one of Birmingham’s “Top Doctors” in 2010 as voted on by her peers. She is committed to patient care, resident education, and practicing evidence-based medicine.

 

Michael Moore, M.D., FACP
Associate Program Director- Princeton Campus
Dr. Moore is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency Training at UAB. He then served BHS as Chief Medical Resident. He has been on the Internal Medicine Faculty at BHS since 1984. Dr. Moore also has a private Internal Medicine Practice located at The Bessemer Clinic, P.C. where he serves as president. Dr. Moore is dedicated to medical education and spends time attending on the wards, giving lectures and presenting at Grand Rounds, and caring for his private patients.

 

Erin Townsley, M.D., FACP
Associate Program Director, Trinity Campus
Dr. Townsley is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine Residency Training at The Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Al. She has been on the teaching faculty at BHS since 2008. Dr. Townsley also serves as the Director of Continuity Clinics for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She also takes extra time to prepare our residents for the ABIM exam and is active in recruiting for BHS.

 

 

Christopher Old, M.D.
Internal Medicine Faculty, Nephrology
Dr. Old is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency Training and Nephrology Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Old practiced Nephrology in Birmingham for 30 years before joining Medical Education full time. He now attends on the wards, in Continuity Clinic, and gives many conferences. Dr. Old specializes in Nephrology Board Review and is an asset in caring for so many of our chronically ill patients with renal disease.

 

David Ennis, M.D.
Internal Medicine Faculty, Infectious Disease
Dr. Ennis is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at UAB. He then completed his Infectious Disease fellowship at UAB and joined the Medical Education Faculty at BHS in 1995. Dr. Ennis attends on the wards and also teaches residents monthly on his Infectious Disease service. Dr. Ennis also enjoys teaching “Introduction to Clinical Medicine” to first and second year medical students.

 

Michael Crain, M.D., FACCP
Internal Medicine Faculty, Pulmonary and Critical Care
Dr. Crain is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at UAB. Dr. Crain then completed fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical care Medicine and joined the BHS Faculty in 1990. Dr. Crain has been awarded numerous teaching awards as voted on by the residents and attends on the Internal Medicine Ward service. He also prepares the residents for the Pulmonary portion of the ABIM exam and does weekly morning report.

 

Robert Kreisberg, M.D., MACP
Internal Medicine Faculty, Endocrinology, diabetes, and Metabolism
Dr. Kreisberg received his medical degree at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and ultimately received three years of training in Endocrinology and Metabolism. He completed a one year fellowship at Northwestern University and a two year fellowship at Brigham Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Kreisberg has spent his entire career in the academic realm, and has served as Dean of the South Alabama Medical School, Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Program Director of BHS. He has had numerous publications, and has traveled nationally to give lectures regarding lipid metabolism which has been his area of expertise in recent years. He now serves as director of Research and Continuing Medical Education at BHS and is an incredible mentor and source of knowledge for our program.

 

 Alan Siegal, M.D., MACP
Internal Medicine Faculty, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Dr. Siegal has dedicated his life and career to academic medicine and has received numerous teaching awards at BHS, UAB, and South Alabama during his career, including the Lifetime Excellence in Teaching Award at UAB. He graduated from UAB medical school and went on to do an internship at Beth-Israel Hospital. He then returned to UAB to complete his Internal Medicine residency and Endocrinology fellowship. He has held many academic and leadership positions in the past, including Associate Dean of University of Alabama Medical School, Vice Chairman of University of South Alabama, and Professor of Medicine. He now works part time for BHS, and supervises residents in the Continuity Clinic. He gives regular Endocrinology lectures and has been a wonderful mentor for many members of the housestaff over the years. He organizes the Master Clinician Course at the beginning of every academic year, which brings in experienced subspecialists to demonstrate physical exam techniques for each part of the body.

 

David Taunton, M.D.
Internal Medicine Faculty, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Dr. Taunton works part time in the resident Continuity Clinic and has had many years of primary care and Endocrinology experience in the private practice world. He graduated from UAB medical school and did residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He went on to do a two year fellowship at the National Institute of Health, and subsequently became board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Most of his career has been spent in private practice, but he has experience as full time faculty at Baylor College of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Medicine and has been a part time teaching attending at BHS since 2008.

 

 Mukesha Patel, M.D.
Internal Medicine Faculty, Infectious Disease