Our Asthma Team

Teresa Magruder, MD, MPH
Associate Professor

Director, UAB Pediatric Pulmonary Asthma Program
Medical Director, Children's of Alabama Home Ventilator Program
Interests - coordination and optimization of care in patient populations with chronic respiratory disorders and/or technology dependence, development and execution of care programs for patients with uncontrolled asthma.

Isabel Virella-Lowell, MD
Associate Professor
Co-Director, CF Therapeutics Development Network Center
Co-Director, UAB Pediatric Pulmonary Asthma Program
Medical Director of 10Q Pediatric Pulmonary Care Unit
Interests - Optimization of cystic fibrosis care, transition from pediatric to adult care, depression and anxiety in children with chronic disease,  clinical research in cystic fibrosis and asthma, optimizing care and patient safety in the inpatient and outpatient settings, quality improvement, providing top notch asthma care at UAB/Children’s of Alabama and developing programs to optimize asthma care throughout the state.


Social Workers

Ebony Hill, LMSW
Asthma Social Worker


Nurses and Educators

Molly Bolton
Asthma Program Nurse Practitioner

Dawn Knight, RN, AE-C
Asthma Clinic Nurse

Karen McNider, RN, CPN
Asthma Clinic Nurse

Quarry Watson, RN
Asthma Clinic Nurse

Ashley Ellison, RN
Asthma Clinic Nurse


Therapists and Educators

Leslie Hines, RRT
Registered Respiratory Therapist
Asthma Educator

Tammy Shikany, MAE, RRT
Asthma Program Educator
Registered Respiratory Therapist

LaShonna Stodghill, RRT, AE-C
Asthma Educator
Registered Respiratory Therapist

Yulanda Wallace, RRT
Registered Respiratory Therapist
Asthma Educator