Meet the UAB Heart & Vascular Clinic Team

Alan S. Gertler, MD, FACC  

Alan S. Gertler, MD, FACC

Alan S. Gertler, MD, a clinical associate professor and specialist in the UAB primary cardiovascular services program, provides a complete array of primary outpatient cardiology services. 

Dr. Gertler has board certification in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and nuclear cardiology, and he is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is the director of the UAB cardiology outreach program. His particular interests include ischemic heart disease and valvular heart disease.

Dr. Gertler has maintained an active role within the American Heart Association (AHA) for over 25 years and has served as president of the AHA East Central Alabama affiliate.


Jody Gilchrist, MSN, CRNP  

Jody Gilchrist, MSN, CRNP

Jody Gilchrist, MSN, CRNP has been an adult acute care nurse practitioner for over 15 years. She graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and has taught at the UAB School of Nursing for the last several years.

Ms. Gilchrist has always worked in cardiovascular care. She is interested in preventing and treating heart and vascular disease through smoking cessation, diet, and exercise.

Ms. Gilchrist is involved in community outreach by providing CPR and AED training to local churches, schools, and businesses. She is published in the Journal of Christian Nursing.