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Women in Medicine: Meet Eight Women from UAB's Trauma, Burn, and Wound Care Services

The UAB Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery celebrates Women in Medicine month by highlighting women in UAB's trauma, burn, and wound care services.

The American Medical Association’s recognizes Women in Medicine Month in September. The awareness month was created to recognize the growing number of women in the profession.

“We're proud of the many exceptional women in our trauma service," said Jeffrey Kerby, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, director of the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. "The women selected for this series exemplify excellence in their different roles and units. Without their commitment to our high standards of patient care, our trauma system would not be as strong as it is.”

UAB Hospital was recently re-verified as the only American College of Surgeons Level I Trauma Center in the state of Alabama.

Below, meet eight women in different essential positions within UAB's trauma, burns, and wound care services that are pushing medicine and patient care forward with their passion and expertise. The women featured include a surgeon, nurses, advanced practice providers, an occupational therapist, a trauma registrar, and a clinical care coordinator.

UAB Women In Trauma

Sarah Ashouri, MSN, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner, Trauma and Burn

Leah Attaway, RN, BSN
Trauma Clinical Care Coordinator

Kim Barton, RN, BSN
Trauma Registrar

Tywanda Coates, MSM, BSN, RN, CNML
Nurse Manager, Trauma Burn Intensive Care Unit

Lauren Dial, MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC
Trauma Nurse Practitioner

Kimberly Hendershot, M.D., FACS
Trauma Surgeon and Co-Director of UAB's Women In Surgery Program

Felicia Sanders, COTA/L
Acute Care Occupational Therapist

Julie Tyrrell, MSN, CRNP, CWCN
Lead Nurse Practitioner, Wound Care

Learn more about these eight women and the difference they make at UAB every day.

Source: UAB News