Dr. Sonya Lynn Heath MD Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Sonya Heath is an infectious disease specialist in Birmingham, Alabama and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Alabama Hospital. She received her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 10 years. Dr. Heath accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 18 doctors at Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center and one of 14 at University of Alabama Hospital who specialize in Infectious Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Infectious Disease Specialist: General Infectious Disease

Education & Medical Training

University of Alabama Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 2000–2003

University of Alabama Medical Center
Fellowship, Infectious Disease, 2003–2006

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Class of 2000

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Infectious Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

AL State Medical License

Publications & Presentations

HIV-specific CD8+ T cells from elite controllers are primed for survival.
Yan, J.,Sabbaj, S.,Bansal, A.,Amatya, N.,Shacka, J. J.,Goepfert, P. A.,Heath, S. L.

Initial antibodies binding to HIV-1 gp41 in acutely infected subjects are polyreactive and highly mutated.
Liao, H., Chen, X., Munshaw, S., Zhang, R., Marshall, D.J., Vandergrift, N., Whitesides, J.F., Lu, X., Yu, J., Hwang, K., Gao, F., Markowitz, M., Heath, S.L., Bar, K.J., Goepfert, P.A., Montefiori, D.C., Shaw, G.C., Alam, S.M., Margolis, D.M., Denny, T.N.

Interleukin-2 Production by Polyfunctional HIV-1-Specific CD8 T-Cells is Associated with Enhanced Viral Suppression.
Akinsiku, O.T., Bansal, A., Sabbaj, S., Heath, S.L., Goepfert, P.A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • BCBS Alabama PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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