Elizabeth D. Ennis, M.D., FACP

Group Chief Medical Officer
Designated Institutional Official
Transitional Year Program Director

Elizabeth D. Ennis, M.D., FACP, is the Group Chief Medical Officer and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) of Graduate Medical Education at Brookwood Baptist Health in Birmingham, Alabama. Over the years, Dr. Ennis has held multiple leadership roles in Graduate Medical Education serving both as a faculty member and most recently as the Transitional Year Program Director. In her CMO role, Dr. Ennis is intensely focused on quality improvement, patient safety, peer review and other physician related operational activities.

Dr. Ennis is currently board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. She received her medical degree from The University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowship at the University of Alabama Hospitals (UAB). Dr. Ennis has held leadership positions in local, state and national organizations, has authored peer-reviewed endocrinology publications and has served as the principal investigator for numerous clinical research studies.

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 Medical Director of the Baptist Health Foundation Clinic. Originally from Madison, MS, she attended the University of Alabama for her undergraduate degree in communication studies. She graduated from the University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine in 2015 with selections to both AOA and Gold Humanism Honor Society. She then completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2018 where she received the Housestaff Spirit Award voted on by her co-residents and led the Resident Wellness Committee. She is involved with the Alabama ACP regional meeting planning committee and enjoys helping residents prepare and submit abstracts to local, regional, and national meetings. Dr. Rogers is the co-chair of the AL Early Career Physicians and recently piloted a program within the ACP to connect newly graduating residents with a mentor in their area of interest. Her favorite things to teach at BBH are the clinic small group sessions on Tuesday mornings at Princeton and morning report at Grandview on Wednesdays at noon. When asked what the best part of the program is, Dr. Rogers says it is the genuinely wonderful people she gets to work with every day - residents, staff, students and faculty - towards the common goal of serving patients. Dr. Rogers is board certified in Internal Medicine and achieved status as Fellow of the ACP in 2021.

She is married with a daughter, son, and dog. She lives in Homewood and her hobbies include book club, thrifting/dumpster diving, and getting involved in her local community through PTO and her church.

Carrie Alexander, M.D.

Internal Medicine Faculty

Dr. Alexander is a native of Alabama. She attended medical school at University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed her Internal Medicine training in the Birmingham Baptist Health System. Before joining the teaching faculty in 2021, she spent her first ten years in a traditional medicine practice and the last ten years doing outpatient medicine only. She enjoys teaching in the outpatient continuity clinic and helping with noon lectures. Her areas of interest include chronic disease management and preventative care. Outside of work, she is married with two grown boys and enjoys gardening, exercise and cooking/eating international food.

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.

Lauren Pacheco, M.D.

Internal Medicine Faculty

Dr. Pacheco is the current Associate Program Director for the BBH Transitional Year Program beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. She also serves as core faculty for the Internal Medicine program as well as director of the Clinical Competency Committee and mentorship program that includes both Transitional Year and Internal Medicine residents.

Born and raised in Arkansas, Dr. Pacheco attended the University of Arkansas for her undergraduate degree in biology followed by medical school at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she graduated in 2016 and was selected to AOA. She then completed her internal medicine residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2019 during which she led the Resident Wellness Committee - where she got to know Dr. Rogers - and was awarded the Housestaff Spirit award voted on by her colleagues. Dr. Pacheco serves nationally as the ACP's Wellbeing Champion representing the state of Alabama. She is passionate about medical education, curriculum development, mentorship, and physician wellness. She created the Clinician Educator elective within the IM curriculum to further share her love of teaching with residents wanting to foster their skills in this area. Another recent project she has spearheaded has been improving the didactic curriculum specifically focusing on high quality lectures and board relevant content. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband and children, going to the lake, watching any Arkansas Razorback sport, and eating at the amazing restaurants Birmingham has to offer.

David Wynne, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine Faculty

Dr. Wynne is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at Baptist Health System. Dr. Wynne is a native of Birmingham and has a well-established primary care clinic. He has been on the teaching faculty with Brookwood Baptist Health since he completed training in 1999. He enjoys being a preceptor in the ambulatory setting as well as attending on inpatient general medicine wards. He loves bringing clinical cases for discussion to our weekly conferences.