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Dr. Vaughn has practiced internal medicine in Tuscaloosa since
1996. He has been an effective clinician, a valued teacher, and a
consistent advocate for the timeless values of medicine. A native
of Anniston, he was the first in his family to graduate from
college, receiving his undergraduate education at the University of
Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with Presidential Honors. He graduated
Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Alabama School of
Medicine, followed by medical residency and Chief Medical Residency
at UAB, receiving awards for outstanding medical teaching. His role
models have included Bob Lokey and Jack Trigg in Anniston, Alan
Siegal at UAB, and John Burnum of Tuscaloosa, making his choice of
internal medicine hardly a surprise.
On arriving in Tuscaloosa, Dr. Vaughn combined a demanding
practice with a commitment to teaching as a member of the faculty
of the College of Community Health Sciences, where he now serves as
Associate Professor. He fills three months a year as ward attending
in medicine and contributes regularly to the lectures and teaching
conferences of the medical school. Dr. Vaughn has been a leader at
DCH Regional Medical Center, where he has served on numerous
committees and as Chair of the hospital's Department of Medicine.
He has been active in his county medical society, serving as
President on two occasions, and he has served in several capacities
with the state medical association.
As an active and enthusiastic member of the College, Dr. Vaughn
has made remarkable contributions. He has served as Board member
and Vice President of the chapter and as Vice President and
President of Alabama ACP Health Services. As chair of our state
Health Policy Committee, he led the chapter's focus on the Patient
Centered Medical Home, developing a statewide pilot with Blue Cross
Blue Shield of Alabama. He then established an NCQA-accredited
medical home in his own practice group.
He has represented the chapter in regular meetings with members
of Congress and with ACP leadership. For his exceptional advocacy
for internal medicine and our patients, Dr. Vaughn received the
2009 Chapter Advocacy Award. In 2012, he was awarded the National
Top Advocate Award by the ACP.
Dr. Vaughn has made significant contributions to his church and
community. He has been Youth Committee Chair, Deacon, and Elder of
First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa. In 2009 he was Volunteer
of the Year of the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society. He has
been board member and capital campaign leader of Caring Days
Alzheimer's Enrichment Center and a longtime board member of the
Ross and his wife Julie have been best friends since the second
week of medical school. Julie, now a pediatrician, is a former
six-time All-American gymnast at University of Alabama. Their 16
year-old son Bradley is an Eagle Scout and hunting partner to his
dad, and 13 year-old daughter Meredith enjoys art, acting, and
dance. Ross's interests include family travel, boating, gardening,
the hunting of duck and upland birds, and the avid pursuit of
Alabama football and gymnastics.
When describing the joy of medicine, Ross states, "I can't think
of anything I enjoy more than seeing and discussing an interesting
case with an enthusiastic student." As a consistent advocate for
traditional physician-patient relationships, he says he believes
that "no one takes better care of a patient than their own personal