November 1, 2022
The College of Community Health Sciences has welcomed new fellows in obstetrics and sports medicine. The College has seven fellowship programs that are designed to enhance the education of family medicine physicians, especially those who plan to practice in rural and underserved communities where there might be few specialists practicing. In addition to obstetrics, sports medicine and behavioral health, CCHS has fellowships in emergency medicine, geriatrics, hospital medicine and pediatrics. This represents the most family medicine fellowship offerings of any institution in the country.
Dr. Christel Bowman is from Deatsville, Ala., and received a bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology from Tulane University in New Orleans and a PharmD degree from the University of Louisiana in Monroe. She received her medical degree from the University of South Alabama in Mobile and completed her residency at The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency Program. Bowman has a special interest in women’s health.
Dr. Lucas Kane is from Herndon, Vir. He received a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition, foods and exercise science from Virginia Tech College in Blacksburg and a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at the Cahaba Medical Care Family Medicine Residency in Birmingham, Ala. After his fellowship training, Kane plans to practice full-spectrum family medicine in a medically underserved area.
Dr. Ellen Lorenzen is from Waterford, Ontario (Canada). She received a bachelor’s degree in human kinetics from the University of Guelph in Ontario and her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Saint Kitts in the Caribbean. She completed her residency at The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency Program. Lorenzen has a special interest in rural medicine and geriatrics and after her fellowship training plans to practice rural, full-spectrum family and geriatric medicine.
Dr. Courtney Conklin is from Great Falls, Va., and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of Alabama. She received her medical degree from American University of the Caribbean, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles. She completed her residency at Virginia Commonwealth University-Riverside Family Medicine Residency in Newport News. After her fellowship training, Conklin plans to practice outpatient sports medicine.
Dr. Thomas Lindsey is from Montgomery, Ala. He received a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and a master’s degree in adult education from Troy University in Troy, Ala. He received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan and completed his residency at The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency Program. After his fellowship training, Lindsey plans to practice family and sports medicine.