Carlos A. Estrada, MD, MS, is Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine (GIM) and Co-Director of the Quality Scholars Fellowship at the Birmingham VAMC. He served as GIM Director (09-23) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

A native of Peru, he trained at Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

He Chaired the 2009 National meeting, served on the Council, Deputy Editor, and Editorial Board of the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM), and was President of the Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine (ACLGIM).

Estrada is interested in quality improvement, clinical reasoning, and medical education. He is a servant leader who supports professional development, particularly for women and underrepresented minority groups in medicine.



Job Title

Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine


University of Alabama - Birmingham / Birmingham VAMC