Ruth Atkinson

Birmingham Doctor

Overview

Dr. Atkinson has be in practice with Alabama Oncology since 1987. She primarily works at the clinic located in the Brookwood Medical Center.

Speciaties

Oncologist - Cancer

Biography

As long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a doctor and believe it is my calling from God. I feel it is the way I am intended to serve.

In the 1980’s, when I became a doctor, there were very few effective chemotherapy drugs but it was obvious to me that great strides were on the horizon.  I could sense that cancer treatment was going to change dramatically and that improvements were taking place.

I still feel great joy supporting others through tough times.  The challenges we face in treating cancer patients still creates passion for what we do every day.  The appreciation of patients and their families is a major motivator.

Education

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA
Internship – University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY
Residency – University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY
Fellowship – University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Delta Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta - President
Outstanding Young Women of America
Phi Beta Kappa
Past President Birmingham Chapter of Susan G. Komen Foundation
Board Member - Governing Board Brookwood Medical Center(1996-1998)
Chairman Department of Medicine Brookwood Medical Center (1999-2001)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Society of Clinical Oncology
Alabama Society of Hematology
Alabama Society of Clinical Oncology
Medical Association of Alabama
Jefferson County Medical Society
Past President Birmingham Chapter of Susan G. Komen Foundation
Board Member – Governing Board Brookwood Medical Center(1996-1998)
Chairman Department of Medicine Brookwood Medical Center (1999-2001)

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1983
Medical Oncology – Subspecialty Board, 1985
Hematology – Subspecialty Board, 1986

Practices

Hospitals