Our medical staff is excited to begin training and mentoring the next generation of physicians. Below are just a few of the physicians dedicated to training and mentoring our residents. Click a physician’s name to learn more about our program’s exceptional leadership team dedicated to your learning and, ultimately, your success.

Core Faculty

Pam Hudson, M.D.

Dr. Hudson has been at Crestwood Medical Center for more than 30 years and served as CEO for the last 16 years. Prior positions include senior executive roles as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Hudson has focused on the launch of Crestwood’s Medical Education Program since the summer of 2022. Trained in Family Medicine, Dr. Hudson received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

My Biography

Akram Haggag, M.D. – Program Director

Dr. Akram Haggag received his Doctorate of Medicine at Cairo University School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine at Michigan State University. Dr. Haggag is board certified in Internal Medicine. With more than 20 years of experience, he is also active in medical education. Dr. Haggag is the Hospitalist Program Director at Crestwood Medical Center and has a private practice in Madison, AL.

My Biography

Gorantla Rao, M.D., – Associate Program Director

Dr. G. S. Rao earned his Doctorate of Medicine at Rangaraya Medical College in India. He completed a Pediatric Residency at Lutheran General Hospital and an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Tennessee. He holds current board certification in Internal Medicine and prior certifications in Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Geriatric Medicine. With more than 45 years of professional experience and 40 years of teaching experience, Dr. Rao runs his own private practice.

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Michael Donze, D.O. – Core Faculty

Dr. Michael Donze received his Doctorate of Medicine from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwest. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, Mississippi. Dr. Donze is board certified in Internal Medicine through the American Osteopathic Board. He is currently practicing as a Hospitalist at Crestwood Medical Center.

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Katherine Glosemeyer, M.D. – Core Faculty

Dr. Katherine Glosemeyer earned her Doctorate of Medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine residency at UAB School of Medicine in Huntsville. She is board certified through ABIM in Internal Medicine. Dr. Glosemeyer currently practices as a Hospitalist at Crestwood Medical Center.

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William Schneider, M.D. – Cardiology Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Dr. William Schneider received his Doctorate of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University, followed by a Cardiology fellowship at the University of Louisville. Dr. Schneider holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is active in the American Medical Association. Dr. Schneider currently practices at Huntsville Cardiovascular Clinic.

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Saketh Shekar, M.D., – Core Faculty & Pulmonology Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Dr. Saketh Shekar received his Doctorate of Medicine at M. S. Ramaiah Medical College in Bangalore, India. He went on to complete an Internal Medicine Residency at Morristown Medical Center, a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Cleveland Clinic Florida and an Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship at New York University Langone Hospital. Dr. Shekar is triple board certified by ABIM in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care. He has contributed to several research projects and publications. Dr. Shekar is currently practicing at Pulmonary & Sleep Associates of Huntsville.

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Teaching Faculty

Jorge Diaz, M.D.
Hematology & Medical Oncology Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Heather Haley, D.O.
Nephrology Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Ali Hassoun, M.D.
Infectious Disease Subspecialty Education Coordinator

William McCrory, M.D.
Critical Care Medicine Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Russell Barr, M.D.
Geriatric Medicine Subspecialty Education Coordinator

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