Catherine Lavender, MD

Catherine Lavender, MD — Professor

Dr. Catherine Lavender is associate professor in the Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine and director of the Division of Family Medicine Obstetrics. She also cares for patients at University Medical Center clinics in Northport and Carrollton. Lavender worked at Pickens County Medical Center and Carrollton Primary Care before joining the College. She was a member of the Pickens County Medical Center’s Hospital Board and its Medical Staff Executive Committee. During that time, Lavender also served as a community professor for the College’s Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine, a volunteer preceptor for CCHS medical students and residents, and as an affiliate professor with the College’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Lavender graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from The University of Alabama. She received her medical degree from the UA School of Medicine and completed her residency at the UA Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency Program, where she served as chief resident. She completed an obstetrics fellowship at the Austin Medical Education Program in Texas. Lavender is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. She has received numerous awards from the School of Medicine, including Excellence and Dedication in Teaching, Outstanding Services in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Outstanding Research Award, the Mentorship Award and the Argus Award Finalist for Best Clinical Faculty. She was recently elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as an outstanding University of Alabama at Birmingham alumnus.

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