Transitional Year Faculty

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.

Internal Medicine 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.

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 Medincine 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.


General Surgery Program Director

Bibb Allen, MD, FACR

Diagnostic Radiology Program Director

Steven Scarcliff, MD, FACS, FASCRS

General Surgery Associate Program Director