Drs. Marie-Carmelle Elie, James Markert, and Alan Tita, of the Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine at UAB, have been invited to join the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a physician.
Marie-Carmelle Elie, MD, a professor and chair of UAB Emergency Medicine, obtained her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and her medical degree from the State University of New York-Downstate with a distinction in research, along with an emergency medicine residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is triple board-certified in emergency medicine and critical care, as well as hospice and palliative care medicine.
While at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Rutgers and then the University of Florida College of Medicine, Elie launched and lead initiatives that combined emergency, critical care and palliative medicine.
James Markert, MD, the James Garber Galbraith Endowed Chair of Neurosurgery, graduated from Harvard University and his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, along with a master’s degree in public health before joining the neurosurgery faculty at UAB in 1995.
Cited by NAM as a world expert on oncolytic viruses, Markert has held positions in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Academy of Neurological Surgery and the Society of Neurological Surgeons. He has served as president of the Southern Neurosurgical Society.
Alan Tita, MD, PhD earned his medical degree from the University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon, followed by residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and a fellowship at UAB. He earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of Leeds, U.K., and a PhD in public health epidemiology from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center.
Tita holds the Mary Heersink Endowed Chair of Global Health and is the director of the Mary Heersink Institute of Global Health. As professor of OB/GYN, he also leads the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health. He has as a consultant for the World Health Organization, NIH, and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.