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Title
Children’s of Alabama Adds Two Radiologists to Staff
Date
06/09/2020
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Clara Ortiz, M.D. and Alana Thornton, M.D. have joined the medical staff at Children’s of Alabama.

Clara Ortiz, M.D., has joined the UAB Department of Radiology as a distinguished professor in pediatric imaging and radiologist at Children’s of Alabama. She completed her residency at Valle University Hospital, Cali, Valle, Colombia, South America and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston; The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston. Dr. Ortiz is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Radiology, Alberta Society of Radiologists, Canadian Association of Radiologists and an associate member of the American College of Radiology. Her interests include abdominal imaging, cardiac imaging, general pediatric radiology and medical education.

Alana Thornton, M.D., has joined the UAB Department of Radiology as a clinical assistant professor in pediatric imaging and radiologist at Children’s of Alabama. She completed her residency and fellowship in pediatric imaging at the UAB School of Medicine. Dr. Thornton is a member of the Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA), American College of Radiology (ACR), American Association of Women Radiologists and Alabama Academy of Radiology.

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 U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama and 42 other states last year, representing more than 684,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 3.5 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the teaching hospital for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. The medical staff consists of UAB faculty and Children’s of Alabama’s full-time physicians as well as private practicing community physicians.