Message from The Chief

Tim Peters, MD, FHM, Chief of Hospital Medicine

Welcome to UAB Hospital Medicine! Founded as a 10-bed hospitalist service dedicated to the inpatient care of UAB Prime-Care patients only, the group and the practice of Hospital Medicine have evolved significantly over the past two decades broadening to an average daily census of ~250 general medicine and subspecialty patients, consultative services (procedure service and general medicine) and integrated practice models developed in collaboration with our clinical partners to meet the needs of our patients. As the largest inpatient provider of patient care at UAB we recognize our ability to positively influence the culture of inpatient care and we take that to heart. We are committed to being leaders in all aspects of inpatient care and to consistently modeling a mindset of continuous improvement that we hope will be contagious. Lastly, I believe strongly that if I take good care of our team, and the members of our team take good care of each other, this will lead to better care for our patients. Therefore, in Hospital Medicine we focus on investing in our faculty and staff, both in their professional development and in their overall wellness, so that they can give their best to every patient. Thank you for visiting our page–I’m glad that you are here and excited to share more about who we are and what we do at UAB.


To provide high quality, culturally competent, and collaborative inpatient care centered around exceptional service, patient centered communication, and innovation that improves health outcomes for our community.


UAB Hospital Medicine will lead in operational efficiency, high quality care and process innovation, while providing a premiere work environment that prioritizes inclusivity, wellness and professional development.


Erin Yarbrough, MBA – Associate Vice President of Clinical Operations
Cody Creekmore, MBA, RN – Senior Director, Hospital Medicine

Laurence Baird, MBA – Director, Hospital Medicine

Hassan Alawieh, MD – HSP3 Lead Physician
Brandon Bringuel, MD – Medical Director, UAB at Home
Amy Cheng, MD – HSP4 Lead Physician
Teresa Cornelius, MD, MPH – Night Lead Physician, Vice Chief of Clinical Operations
German Henostroza, MD – Global Health Fellowship Co-Director
Kim Kasparian, CRNP – APP Supervisor, APP Education Lead

Kelsey King, MD – Wild Card
Charity Lane, MSN, CRNP– APP Supervisor
Courtney LoIacono, MSN, CRNP – APP Manager
Emily Mai, MD – HSP2 Lead Physician, Interim Education Director
David McCollum, MD – P9 Lead Physician
Kyndal McKnight MD – Physician Advisor, CVL and CVAT Program
Jill Neely, MD – Global Health Fellowship Co-Director
Laura Nye, MD – Director of Highlands
Larissa Pierce, MD – Director of Informatics
Ashley Smith, MD – DVO, HM