Professor and Chair
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. McLain is a tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R). She holds the Endowed Kyle Professorship in Rehabilitation Medicine and is a board-certified physiatrist. She is the Director of the UAB Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System. She has been listed as one of “America’s Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly since 2001.
Dr. McLain is the founder and director of the nation's first reproductive health clinic for women with disabilities. She has served on the NIH Advisory Committee for Health of Women with Disabilities, the United Spinal Association’s national committee, “Women Without Limits”, and was a panel member for the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine to develop clinical practice guidelines for women with SCI. She served as president of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) and as a member of the ISCOS’s (International SCI Society) scientific committee and council. She has published a number of research studies in peer-reviewed journals and has served as a reviewer for Spinal Cord, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, and Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.