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Mestre, Landier, Singh and Colvin Join Children's Medical Staff
BIRMINGHAM (May 22, 2015) – Children’s of Alabama announced four new additions to the medical staff of its endocrinology; gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition; and hematology-oncology departments.

Caroline Colvin, M.D., has joined Children’s in endocrinology. Colvin received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Colvin completed residencies in psychiatry and pediatrics as well as a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at UAB. Colvin is also an assistant professor of pediatric endocrinology and a clinical instructor at UAB. She lives in Mountain Brook.

Wendy Landier, Ph.D., R.N., CRNP, has joined Children’s in pediatric hematology-oncology. Landier received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Biola University in La Mirado, Calif. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from UCLA and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and a member of several professional organizations. Prior to joining Children’s, Landier was an assistant professor at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif. Landier is also an associate professor in the division of pediatric hematology-oncology at UAB. She lives in Hoover.

Jose R. Mestre, M.D., has joined Children’s medical staff in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. Mestre received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Florida. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at J. Hillis Miller Health Center in Gainesville and his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Mestre joined UAB in 1982 as assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the division of gastroenterology in the department of pediatrics. He was in private practice in Birmingham at Gastroenterology for Children P. C., from 1987-2015. Mestre continues to hold an academic appointment as a clinical professor of pediatrics at UAB. He lives in Hoover.

Purnima Singh, Ph.D., has joined Children’s in hematology-oncology. Singh received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rohilkhand University in India. She received a Ph.D. in molecular biology and biotechnology from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in India. Prior to joining Children’s, Singh was an assistant research professor at City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute in Duarte, Calif. Singh is also an assistant professor in the division of pediatric hematology-oncology at UAB. She lives in Birmingham.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and 10 foreign countries last year, representing more than 653,000 outpatient visits and nearly 14,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional specialty services provided at Children’s South, Children’s on 3rd and in Huntsville and Montgomery. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. More information is available at