Fred Thanel, MD Team Leader
Dr. Thanel graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in 1975, and did his Family Practice residency at Creighton-St. Joseph’s Hospital in Omaha, NE. Dr. Thanel practiced for 13 years in rural Wyoming before joining the faculty at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He completed an MPH degree in Epidemiology at the UAB School of Public Health in 1993, and joined the faculty here in 1993. His interests include rural health care issues, outpatient procedures, sonography, practice-based research and obstetrics. He serves as a National Advisory Faculty for Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO). Dr. Thanel is married with three children. He and his wife and family enjoy canoeing, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, biking, and anything else that can be done outdoors.