Ben Compton, MD
Dr. Compton grew up in various places across the country but settled in Auburn for most of high school graduating from Auburn High in 1999. He went on to major in Biomedical Science at Auburn University graduating in 2003. He attended medical school at the University of South Alabama and completed residency in Birmingham, AL with the Baptist Health System. He stayed on for an extra year as Chief Resident there from 2010-2011 before moving back to Auburn to join the Hospitalist group of IMA. He and his lovely wife live in Auburn with their two children.
David Erchak, MD
Dr. Erchak was born in Wichita, Kansas and grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia in 1991. He attended the University of Alabama Birmingham where he completed his residency studying Internal Medicine in 1994. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of The American College of Physicians. He was previously employed at General Internal Medicine Group Practice at Emory Clark Holder Clinic in LaGrange, GA for 19 years. Dr. Erchak and his wife, Donna, enjoy caring for their eleven grandchildren. Some hobbies of his include playing the guitar, ukeleke, and the keyboard. He also enjoys photography editing.
Anna Patkowska, MD
Dr. Patkowska grew up in Gdańsk, Poland. She graduated from the Medical University of Gdańsk and did her internship as well as two years of Internal Medicine residency there. She moved to the United States in 2003 and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, in 2010. Dr. Patkowska spent one year working as a hospitalist in Delaware before moving to Alabama and joining IMA in April 2011. Dr. Patkowska lives in Auburn with her husband and her son.
Steven Presley, MD
Dr. Presley grew up in Opp, AL and received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University. Dr. Presley is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and received his Internal Medicine residency training at Baptist Health System (BHS) in Birmingham, AL. He has practiced Internal Medicine since 1998, including four years on the teaching faculty at BHS in Birmingham. Dr. Presley and his wife Leanne have two children, Ben and Annabeth. Dr. Presley serves as the Medical Director of the hospitalists.
Michael Roberts, MD
Dr. Roberts grew up in Opelika, graduating from Opelika High School in 1993. From there he went on to obtain his undergraduate degree from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, and then attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UAB), where he graduated in 2001. Dr. Roberts completed his Internal Medicine residency at UAB Hospital in 2004. He worked as a hospitalist at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham for four years before joining IMA in August 2008. He lives with his wife and two active boys in Opelika.
Ann Shannon, MD
Dr. Shannon grew up in Auburn. After graduating from Auburn High School, she received a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Tennessee. She went on to attend medical school at the UAB School of Medicine, graduating in 2001. Dr. Shannon completed her Internal Medicine residency at UAB. In 2004 she was appointed to the UAB General Medicine Teaching Faculty, where she worked for two years before joining IMA in 2006. She resides in Auburn with her family, including her two sons.
Jason Tsai, MD
Jason Tsai, MD is a native of Taiwan. After completing his undergraduate degree in biology from University of California, San Diego, he attended University of Alabama Birmingham, and received his M.D. in 1996. Dr. Tsai received his internal medicine training from Baptist Health System in Birmingham, where he also served as a chief medical resident and instructor. He received his nephrology fellowship training from University of California, Davis. Dr. Tsai practiced as an internist as well as a general and interventional nephrologist in Birmingham until 2014. Currently he enjoys serving as a nocturnist. Dr. Tsai is a member of the American College of Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine, and is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology.