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About Brookwood Baptist Health

We’re a community built on care.

Formerly Brookwood Medical Center and Baptist Health System, Brookwood Baptist Health unifies two of the largest resources for high-quality, affordable healthcare for the citizens of Central Alabama. With roots extending nearly a century, the network’s community of care is comprised of five acute care hospitals with more than 1,700 licensed beds: Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Walker Baptist Medical Center and Citizens Baptist Medical Center.

Brookwood Baptist Health also provides patients with the largest primary care network in the state, which includes approximately 60 primary and specialty care clinics; approximately 1,500 affiliated physicians; and nearly 7,300 employees. Through innovative and compassionate patient care, our collective effort will strengthen our mission to empower our communities to live happier, healthier lives.

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Taking Care of You

We customize treatments and services based on the needs of each patient, backed by a large network of resources, expertise, innovation and locations. When you come through our doors, you become part of our life and our stories. And by getting to know us, you’ll experience the compassion of doctors, nurses, therapists, and volunteers who are here because we love helping people. Your health matters to us. We’re a community built on care.

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News & Announcements

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Announces 2019-2020 Medical Staff Officers and Department Chairs

Jan 21, 2019

Russell Ronson, MD elected Chief of Staff to represent more than 500 of his peers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 21, 2019) - Brookwood Baptist Medical Center is proud to announce the hospital’s 2019-2020 Medical Staff officers and department chairpersons. These physicians, who were elected by their peers, began their tenure effective January 1 and will serve a two-year term. Their responsibilities include playing an important role in the hospital decision-making process, working collaboratively with the Board, Administration and Medical Staff. The Medical Staff organization helps to better define and monitor processes for physician credentialing, evaluation, peer review and discipline. The 2019-2020 officers and chairpersons are:


  • Dr. Russell Ronson
    Russell S. Ronson, MD
    Chief of Staff
    President - Russell S. Ronson, MD - Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
  • Vice President/Credentials - Matthew Sherrer, MD – Anesthesia
  • Vice President/Quality - Mark Adams, MD – Internal Medicine

Department Chairpersons

  • Anesthesiology - Matthew Sherrer, MD/Justin Routman, MD
  • Emergency Medicine - Kraig Johnson, MD
  • Medicine - Stephen Bakir MD
  • OB/Gynecology - Greg Banks, MD
  • Pediatrics - Vick DiCarlo, MD
  • Pathology - Warren Clingan, MD
  • Radiology - Stuart Siegal, MD
  • Surgery - Marc Routman, MD

Dr. Russell Ronson and Dr. Brian Adler
Dr. Russell Ronson (left), incoming Medical Staff President, and Dr. Brian Adler, outgoing President, at a recent medical staff holiday celebration.
“I have been a practicing cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at this hospital for 17 years, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve alongside my peers and help continue to drive the standard of care at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center,” stated Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Medical Staff President, Dr. Russell Ronson. “Our immediate past president, Dr. Brian Adler, left a strong legacy to uphold, and I am honored that my colleagues would instill in me their confidence that I am the right person for the job.”

According to Brookwood Baptist Medical Center CEO, Tim Puthoff, “This hospital has long been a pillar for health care as well as a partner in the Birmingham community, helping enrich the lives of those whom we care for inside our hospital doors. Our highly skilled and dedicated physicians, along with our loyal clinicians, provide the foundation from which we are able to positively impact the lives of patients across Central Alabama who seek our help. As a new member of the Brookwood family, I look forward to working with our medical staff to continue serving our patients with the high quality care this hospital has provided for more than 45 years.”