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Division of Pediatric
Rehabilitation Medicine

1600 7thAvenue South
Lowder Building Suite 406
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Phone: 205-638-9790
Fax: 205-638-9793


March was a busy month for the division. Physicians, nurses, and staff participated in Brain Injury Awareness Month with activities in the Harbor Lobby at Children's of Alabama. We also had a booth at the Special Needs Expo held this year at United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham on March 15th. 

Special Needs Expo – March 15, 2014

Drew Davis, MD, Lisa Binegar, Paola Mendoza, MD and Stephanie Elkins

Kim Kilgore, Amy Matthews and Lisa Binegar


National Brain Injury Awareness Day – March 12, 2014

Janet Ezekiel and Angela Hamby


Dr. Paola Mendoza has recently initiated new collaborations providing clinical consultation in conjunction with the UAB Divisions of Pediatric Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. She is now seeing patients the Home Ventilator and Technology Dependence Clinic and Neuro-Oncology Clinic to assist in minimizing the number of follow-up physician appointments that these patients require.

Dr. Drew Davis has been invited to join the UAB-Lakeshore Foundation Research Committee. The committee works to promote an inclusion science agenda that will serve at the intersection of cutting-edge research involving non-disabled populations with a parallel set of research questions targeting select populations of understudied children, adolescents and young adults with disabilities or chronic health conditions.  Dr. Davis, along with UAB-Lakeshore Foundation collaborator Dr. James Rimmer, also recently received NIH funding for a project entitled “Internet Based System for Managing Obesity in Children with Disabilities.”  This project will use an internet based system to provide individualized physical activity and nutrition programming to geographically diverse children with spina bifida.

Kim Kilgore, RN and Lisa Binegar, RN, CRNP, attended the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) annual meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 16 – 19.  Presentation topics included spinal cord injury quality of life measurements, how to predict in the newborn period whether an infant is at risk for developing CP and a variety of other Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation interests.

Paola Mendoza, MD Joins the Division

We are happy to announce that Dr. Paola “Lala” Mendoza, Assistant Professor in the UAB Department of Pediatrics, joined the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine in July 2013. 

Dr. Mendoza is accepting new patient referrals. Please call our office phone at 205-638-9790 to schedule an appointment.

Stephanie Elkins, RN Joins the Division

Stephanie Elkins, the newest member of the Rehabilitation Medicine team, started with the Division in June 2013.  Stephanie works with Dr. Mendoza to coordinate the General Rehabilitation clinics.  She also serves as case manager for the general rehab patient population. Stephanie's special interests include Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Angela Hamby, RN, CRRN Receives CRRN Recertification

Angela Hamby is the Spina Bifida and MDA clinic nurse clinician in Rehabilitation Medicine.  Angela began her career with Childen's of Alabama in 1988 and has been with the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine working with Dr. Drew Davis since 2005.  We would like to congratulate Angela on receiving her CRRN recertification.

UAB and Children’s Hospital Named State Leaders for National Pediatric Brain Injury Network

The UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children's of Alabama has been selected to be the State Lead Center for Alabama in a national network of care for Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury (PABI).

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