New Chair, Vice Chair, Board Members Installed

Board of Medical Examiners Welcomes New Leaders and New Members

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners has new leadership and two new members.

Dr. Max Rogers of Mobile was elected as the new Chair of the Board and Dr. Hernando Carter was elected Vice Chair on Saturday.

Dr. Rogers previously served as the Board’s Vice Chair and succeeds Dr. Mark H. LeQuire, whose term as Chair expired. Dr. Rogers was born and raised in Mobile. He was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute and became a fighter pilot, flying F/A-18 Hornet Strike Fighters. After his service in the Marines, he attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Rogers returned to Mobile in 1998 and entered private practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Carter is a physician practicing Internal Medicine as the Birmingham Market Medical Director for Archwell Health. He is also the founder, CEO and president of Prescription for Better Living, a non-profit organization that works to promote health careers to those from underrepresented backgrounds. Dr. Carter received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Morehouse College and his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

In addition to the change in leadership, two new members were elected to the Board: Dr. Adam C. Harrison of Cullman and Dr. William J. Schneider of Huntsville.

Dr. Harrison received his Doctor of Osteopathy in 2010 and completed his first year of medical residency at The Medical Center in Columbus, GA. He then completed his residency in Family Medicine at Huntsville Hospital through the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Harrison is now a partner at Cullman Internal Medicine. On the Board of Medical Examiners, he is filling the unexpired term of Fayette physician Dick Owens, M.D., who passed away in March.

Dr. Schneider joined the Huntsville Cardiovascular Clinic in 2011, where he treats all aspects of adult heart disease. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital through Washington University in St. Louis and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Louisville. Dr. Schneider is on the medical staff at Crestwood Medical Center and Huntsville Hospital.

We welcome the Board’s new leaders and members as we strive to protect the health of all Alabamians,” said William M. Perkins, the Executive Director of the Board.

The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners is the state regulatory and law enforcement agency responsible for regulating the practice of medicine in Alabama.