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BIRMINGHAM (September 12, 2011) – Children’s of Alabama announces that Paula J. Harmon, MD, has been selected as the recipient of the hospital’s first fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology.

Dr. Harmon specializes in diseases of the ear, nose, and throat. She graduated from Spelman College and earned her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, where she received numerous awards and honors. She completed a residency in otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Dr. Harmon is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Association of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.  

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 hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Ten of its divisions – pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, neonatology, cancer, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology—were recently ranked in the Top 50 Children’s Hospital Programs by US News & World Report. Children’s is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet-designated hospital for its excellence of nursing care. The hospital is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011. For more information, visit, or