Crayton "Tony" Fargason, MD has been named Director of Neurodevelopmental Initiatives, a key coordinating role between the UAB School of Medicine, the UAB Department of Pediatrics and Children's of Alabama.
In this role, Fargason will work to integrate activities with UAB's well-established entities such as the Department of Genetics, the Institute for Precision Medicine and Southern Research, as well as with partner Hudson Alpha. Fargason will also work with community service partners such as Mitchell's Place, Glenwood and the RISE Center at the University of Alabama to advance collective efforts for patients and families affected by neurodevelopmental challenges.
"Dr. Fargason will continue to serve as the Medical Director and Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Children's, as he has for nearly 20 years, and will continue his work as a Professor in the UAB Department of Pediatrics," said Selwyn Vickers, MD, dean of the School of Medicine.
Fargason received his undergraduate B.A. and B.S. degrees from Tulane University, and earned his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his Pediatric Internship and Residency at Northwestern University Medical School, where he also earned an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is board certified in both Pediatrics and Clinical Informatics.