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New Board of Health Member!

Published: 01/12/23

Elizabeth Turnipseed, MD, MSPH, FACP

Dr. Turnipseed is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine (DOM). She completed medical school and Internal Medicine residency at UAB, where she served as Chief Medical Resident before joining the Jefferson County Department of Health as their Director for Disease Control. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Turnipseed returned to UAB in 2012 as a faculty physician in the Hospital Medicine Program and has been an active member of the medical staff since that time. In 2013, she assumed the role of Assistant Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs in the DOM, and in 2016 became the Vice-Chair.

As Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, she works with the UAB Department of Medicine Chair, the divisions, and other stakeholders to develop and implement the department’s strategic vision, with the goal that each division will have clinical programs that are among the best in the nation. She works collaboratively with the 11 divisions within Medicine, and multiple other departments, to develop and support clinical programs that best serve patients and colleagues. Facilitating continual improvement of hospital-based and ambulatory clinical care is a priority.

In addition to her primary responsibilities within the DOM, she is actively engaged with health system operations, quality and patient safety, population health/value-based care, hospital revenue cycle, and compliance. She also developed and manages the Medical Officer of the Day Program, which coordinates transfer of patients from outside facilities to multiple inpatient medical services.

In January 2020, she was elected by physician peers to serve as the Chief of the Medical Staff for a three year term beginning in January 2021.

Outside of work, she enjoys cycling, cooking (eating), and exploring.

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