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B-Metro Magazine Recognizes Santos and Young at Fusion Awards Dinner
BIRMINGHAM – Amado Santos, director of Patient Relations and Language Services at Children’s of Alabama, and Carlton Young, M.D., director of pediatric renal transplantation, were recognized Oct. 22, by b-Metro at the magazine’s 2015 Fusion Awards.

B-Metro’s Fusion Awards recognize people in Birmingham who represent excellence in their chosen fields and foster, cultivate and exemplify a wide array of diversity in the community. All of the Fusion Award winners were honored at a reception on Oct. 22 and are featured in b-Metro’s October 2015 issue.

Santos is originally from Honduras. He came to Birmingham as a teenager to receive medical treatment for polio that he contracted as a baby. He graduated with honors from Sumiton Christian Academy then earned degrees at Bevill State and UAB. He is a Certified Healthcare Interpreter and has been with Children’s since 2006. He is the International Director of Honduras Interdenominational Medical Missions (HIMM), an active member of ASHCA (Alabama Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy) and the founder and member of Iglesia Hispana (Hispanic Church) in Sumiton.

Dr. Young joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 1997 where he is a professor of surgery in the division of transplantation. In addition to his role treating patients at Children’s of Alabama, he is also the director of pancreas transplantation and the assistant dean for medical student diversity and inclusion at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. 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, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at