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Erin Townsley, M.D., FACP

Internal Medicine Program Director
Dr. Townsley is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency training at The Baptist Health System in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Townsley has been on the teaching faculty at BBH since 2008. She has taken time to prepare our residents for the ABIM exam and is active in recruiting for our Internal Medicine program. In addition to her teaching duties, she attends on wards and in our Continuity Clinic and has a faculty practice IM clinic. Dr. Townsley’s educational interests are mentoring, feedback, and board preparation. Her clinical interests involve diabetes, obesity and preventative care.

Allison Rogers, M.D.

Associate Program Director
Dr. Rogers serves as Internal Medicine Associate Program Director and Residency Continuity Clinic Director. She attended the University of Alabama for her undergraduate degree in communications and then graduated from the University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2018. Dr. Rogers loves working with residents and students in clinic and on the wards. She is an advocate for resident wellness and serves nationally with the ACP as a Well-Being Champion for the state of Alabama. She is also involved with the Alabama ACP regional meeting planning committee and enjoys helping residents prepare and submit abstracts to local, regional, and national meetings. She is married with a daughter and lives in Homewood.

Christopher Old, M.D., FACP

Internal Medicine Faculty, Nephrology
Dr. Old is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency Training and Nephrology Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Old practiced Nephrology in Birmingham for 30 years before joining Medical Education full time. He now attends on the wards, in Continuity Clinic, and gives many conferences. Dr. Old specializes in Nephrology Board Review and his interests are centered around Acid-Base, Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease. Dr. Old is an asset in caring for so many of our chronically ill patients with renal disease.

David Ennis, M.D., FACP

Internal Medicine Faculty, Infectious Disease
Dr. Ennis is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at UAB. He then completed his Infectious Disease fellowship at UAB and joined the Medical Education Faculty at BHS in 1995. Dr. Ennis attends on the wards and also teaches residents monthly on his Infectious Disease service.

Lauren Pacheco, M.D.

Internal Medicine Faculty
Born and raised in Arkansas, she attended college and medical school there before moving further south to Birmingham, AL. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training at University of Alabama Birmingham in 2019 and then joined the Internal Medicine faculty at BBH. She enjoys teaching and precepting residents in multiple settings including outpatient continuity clinic, inpatient general medicine wards, and noon conferences. Her professional interests include women’s health, resident wellness, and medical education. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, going to the lake, watching Netflix, and eating at new restaurants around Birmingham.

Kenny J. Murray, M.D., MPH

Internal Medicine Faculty
Dr. Murray is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Brookwood Baptist Health in Birmingham, AL. He served as Chief Resident and has been a member of the teaching faculty since 2015. Dr. Murray has been a practicing hospitalist and supervises and mentors residents in the inpatient and outpatient settings. He champions our ethics curriculum, and leads ethics focused morning reports and didactic conferences. His clinical interests include sepsis, quality/process improvement, and palliative care.

Mary Misischia, D.O.

Internal Medicine Faculty, Medical Oncology
Dr. Misischia graduated from Loyola Marymount University and attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Internal Medocome resident training at Baptist Health System, and went on to complete a fellowship in Medical Oncology at UAB. Dr. Misischia has over 20 years of clinical experience as a Medical Oncologist at various hospitals and clinics including the Mayo Health Systems. She is married to Dr. Ric Misischia and has 2 grown children. She enjoys family time, friends and the outdoors.

Ric Misischia, D.O.

Internal Medicine Faculty, Rheumatology
Dr. Misischia graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) and completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Baptist Health System - Princeton and Montclair. He completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Alabama Sports Medicine Institute (Andrews Sports Medicine) and then a Rheumatology fellowship at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Misischia practiced Rheumatology for 16 years before joining the faculty at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine as an associate professor of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He has also taught at KCOM and has been a preceptor for medical students and residents in his clinics. He is married to Dr. Mary Misischia and, together have two children. He enjoys family time, sports, the outdoors and is an avid fly fisherman.