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Our Asthma Team

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

Taylor Gerard, MSW, LBSW
Asthma Social Worker

Nurses and Educators

Rebecca Lee, CRNP, AE-C
Asthma Program Nurse Practitioner

Ashley Ellison, RN
Asthma Clinic Nurse

Baylee Kenes, RN
Asthma Clinic Nurse

Quarry Watson, RN
Asthma Clinic Nurse

Katie Sawyer, RN
Asthma Clinic Nurse

Therapists and Educators

Leslie Hines, RRT, AE-C
Registered Respiratory Therapist
Asthma Educator

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

Amanda Black, CRT
Certified Respiratory Therapist
Asthma Educator