Morissa Ladinsky, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at UAB/Children’s of Alabama. Having relocated from Cincinnati, OH just under 2 years ago, she loves her new state, city and it’s amazing youth and people. At Children’s, she cares for local youth and teens in Primary Care Clinic, former premature infants statewide in a specialized clinic for NICU graduates, and co-leads a team providing medical and mental health care for transgender and gender expansive youth throughout the Deep South. Her professional passion is improving health outcomes for children with chronic conditions, LGBTQ identified youth and teaching the next generation of physicians while addressing health care disparities and equal access for all. When away from work, Dr. Ladinsky enjoys finding new hiking trails, eateries, and hidden gems in Alabama, working with local advocacy groups, and overseeing her five “mostly grown” young adult children.