Daniel Avery is the director of Medical Student Admissions and medical director of the Laboratory for the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama. Previously, he was professor and chair of the college’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and professor and division chief of pathology in the Department of Surgery. In addition to obstetrics and gynecology, Avery is board-certified in family medicine obstetrics and forensic medicine. He received the 2009 Thomas Ebner Award from the American Academy of Medicine and the Association of Physician Specialists for founding the AmericanBoard of Family Medicine Obstetrics. Also that year, he was named a Distinguished Physician Leader by the American Board of Physician Specialists. Avery earned his medical degree from The University of Alabama School of Medicine. Following residency training in anatomical and clinical pathology, he completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham. He also completed an addiction medicine fellowship at The University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham.