Meet our team at Birmingham Pediatrics Associates! Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.
At Birmingham Pediatrics Associates, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. All of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.
A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctors are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.
Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent medical care your child deserves.
Birmingham Pediatrics began as a solo practice in 1977. Dr. Myron Levine left a well established practice in the city to begin his vision of a new pediatric practice, a practice that combined the best of caring individual attention and academically strong clinical practice. The practice grew rapidly, added physicians, split and grew again. It evolved into the current practice, Birmingham Pediatric Associates, Inc. Dr. Levine’s fundamentals of academically strong practice and sensitive individual care are ingrained in what has become one of Birmingham’s premier practices.
James Wamack, MD
Dr. Wamack joined Birmingham Pediatrics in 1990 after completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Children’s Hospital, where he was Chief Resident, 1989-1990. In addition to his practice, he has served as Chief of Services for the Department of Pediatrics at St. Vincent’s Hospital since 2001. Prior to residency, he attended high school locally at Vestavia Hills High School, graduated with honors from Harding University majoring in Chemistry, and attended medical school at The University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He is board-certified in pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He and his wife Jeanne live in Vestavia Hills and have two children, Hunter and Catherine.
Teresa Goldsmith, MD
Dr. Goldsmith joined Birmingham Pediatrics in July 1995. She completed her internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Goldsmith is board-certified in pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her medical degree from The University of South Alabama and her bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Montevallo.
Dr. Max Hale, MD
Dr. Hale is a native of Gadsden, Alabama. He attended the University of South Alabama, graduating with honors with a major in biology and minors in chemistry and history. He is a 1994 graduate of The University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his 3 year pediatric residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital/University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR in 1997. Following completion of his residency, he joined Birmingham Pediatric Associates. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is board-certified in pediatrics.
He has three children and lives in Homewood with his wife, Nancy. He serves as the Medical Director for Jefferson County School system.
Patrick N. Farr, MD
Dr. Farr joined Birmingham Pediatric Associates in June of 2000. He graduated with a biochemistry degree from Rhodes College in Memphis Tennessee in 1991. He attended medical school at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans and completed a pediatric residency at University of Alabama in Birmingham. Following his residency, he served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics. Dr. Farr is board certified in pediatrics and is a Fellow of The American Academy of Pediatrics. He is past president of the Jefferson County Pediatric Society. Dr. Farr lives with his wife and 3 children in Birmingham.
Liesel French, MD
Dr. French joined Birmingham Pediatric Associates in 2002. Originally from Panama City, Florida, she attended the University of Florida for her bachelor’s degree in microbiology and later for her medical degree. She completed her pediatric residency at UAB Children’s Hospital of Alabama in 1999 where she was awarded the Michele St. Romain House Staff Award by her peers. She is board certified and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. French continued on staff at Children’s Hospital before joining Birmingham Pediatrics. She, her husband, and three sons live in Birmingham.
Kelli Tapley, MD
Dr. Tapley grew up in Alexander City, Alabama. She attended Auburn University at Montgomery, graduated in 2000 with honors in Biology, and then completed medical school at University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Florida where she was awarded W. Reed Bell Award for Outstanding 1st year resident and Thomas G. Jenkins award for Resident Education. Following completion of her residency, Dr. Tapley returned to Birmingham and practiced with Growing Up Pediatrics for almost three years. She joined Birmingham Pediatrics in February 2011. She is board certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She and her husband, Jerome, have two children and live in Homewood.
Robert Sellers, MD
Dr. Sellers joined Birmingham Pediatrics in 2019. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his undergraduate and medical degrees and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as a senior medical student. He completed his pediatrics residency at UAB/Children's of Alabama where he received several awards including the Joe LaRussa Intern of the Year Award, the Michele St. Romain Housestaff Award, and the Carolyn Ashworth, M.D. Pediatric Primary Care Award. Following residency, he served as a Chief Resident in Pediatrics at UAB/Children's of Alabama. He is board-certified in pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He lives in Homewood with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three young children.