Alabama’s senior Dr. Dr. J. James McEveloy is retiring after a career that saw him play a key role in saving the lives of hundreds of people during an outbreak of coronavirus in Oklahoma City.
McElvoyle, who was Alabama’s vice president of health until this year, will leave his position at Memorial Hermann-Presbyterian Hospital of Alabama to take a job as chief medical officer at the University of Oklahoma Health Care System.
He’ll be joined by Dr. Mark K. Johnson, president of the American Heart Association, who is retiring.
Johnson, who led the Oklahoma City hospital during the deadly outbreak in March 2016, is expected to lead the hospital’s efforts to address the pandemic.
He joins an already impressive list of prominent Alabama medical leaders who have stepped down to accept a new role in their states.
Dr. Mark McEveety is retiring as head of the Alabama Department of Health, and Dr. Thomas M. Kline is retiring at the end of his term at the National Institutes of Health.
Both McEvalys joined the university in 2010 and are expected to continue to serve as the university’s top medical experts.
McElveeny was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder in late 2015 and has struggled to find a career in health care.
He worked at Alabama hospitals, teaching at the school and taking on other roles, including acting as a nurse practitioner and an assistant professor at the university.
McElveaney, a native of the city of Tuscaloosa, Ala., was a former member of the Birmingham City Schools’ Board of Trustees.
He also served on the school board and in the Alabama legislature.
He retired in April after a long career at the hospital, which he said he has worked hard to improve.
He will be remembered as an extraordinary, thoughtful and caring individual who led us through a difficult time, McElivey said.
McElloy said his wife, Jennifer, and children will miss him.
He is also stepping down from his post as director of the University Health Services and Memorial Hermans Children’s Hospital in Tuscalos, which has the largest pediatric surgical unit in the state.
He has served on its medical board since 2017.
McELVEY, 64, was diagnosed in February 2016 with a mutation in the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that made him more susceptible to the disease.
He said at the time that he was at a high risk of developing the disease because he has a family history of the disease, and he had not been diagnosed with it himself.
McELLY has been a professor at Alabama since 1996 and the director of Memorial Herman’s Children’s Medical Center since 2009.
He was appointed the university president in 2011 and served in that position until 2018.
He retired in 2019.
McMahon was Alabama football’s athletic director from 2014 to 2019 and a member of its athletic board since 2011.
He served as the school’s president from 2008 to 2010 and was a member the university senate from 2008-2012.
He became the university dean of students in 2018.
McMahoney was a director of Alabama’s Office of Athletic Performance since 2015, and was the first football coach to lead Alabama since Tommy Tuberville in 2005.
He began his career as an assistant under Mike Montgomery and then as an associate head coach in 1998.
McBEDO, a former Alabama graduate assistant, has been an assistant to the athletic director at Memorial University in Troupville since 2010.
He joined the school as an interim athletic director in 2009.
He joined the campus in 2008 as a graduate assistant at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He went on to become the school football coach in 2011.
McBRUN, a retired U.S. Army colonel and U.N. peacekeeping commander, was the director for peacekeeping operations at the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2007 to 2009.
During that time, he oversaw the U, S. mission in Bosnia and the U., S. and Bosnia-Herzegovina peacekeeping missions.
McCLENNAN, a professor emeritus at the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health at the Emory University School of Medicine, joined the Alabama faculty in 2013 as a visiting professor of epidemiology and community health.
He holds a doctorate in infectious diseases and public health from the University at Albany.
McGEE, a U.K. citizen, was an assistant health officer at Alabama from 2016 to 2018.
She was the lead investigator for the coronaviruses response team, which led the efforts to contain the pandemics.
McGREGOR, a senior at Alabama, was a research assistant at Emory from 2014-2015.
McGHYN, an assistant research professor at Emery, joined Emory in 2003.
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