New Chief Residents Named

April 6, 2021

Four residents of The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency were named chief residents for the 2021-22 academic year.

The new chief residents and their leadership roles:

The new chief residents start in these roles July 1. They replace Drs. Morgan Benefield, Nathan Boles, April Frater and Melissa Smith, chief residents for the 2020-21 academic year. “Words are not enough to thank you for your contributions, excellence and professionalism in a very extraordinary year,” said Dr. Tamer Elsayed, residency director. “Every day during the COVID-19 pandemic, you have shown exemplary leadership, resilience and helped us navigate the challenges that we faced while you continued to take care of patients on the front lines.”