Keneshia McMullen Kirksey, MD, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Residency Program and professor in the School of Medicine's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has been selected to serve on the Physician Board of Directors for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR).
Among her many honors, Kirksey has received the UAB Health System's Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award; was nominated for the UAB School of Medicine Dean's Excellence Award in Service, Senior Faculty; and twice received the Laura B. Kezar, MD Award for Dedication and Commitment to Residency Program.
"Something I am most proud of is the mentorship that I have been involved with," Kirksey said. "I'm a huge advocate for giving back. I come from rural Alabama so mentoring high schoolers and undergraduates is very valuable to me."
She is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, and the UAB African American Faculty Association and Dean's Council for Graduate Medical Education.