Medical Director, Alabama
Sadri Avsar is a Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Dr. Avsar oversees the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities and personal care homes in Alabama. He also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff and volunteers, and serves as a resource to practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and their families.
Dr. Avsar joined VITAS in 2011 as Associate Medical Director and was promoted to Medical Director in 2014. While currently serving VITAS, Dr. Avsar is also in private practice at Medical West Hueytown Health Center in Hueytown, Alabama, specializing in Internal Medicine. Prior to joining VITAS, Dr. Avsar served as an Internal Medicine Physician at Simon-Williamson Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama.
Board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Internal Medicine, Dr. Avsar received a Medical Degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Avsar completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Baptist Medical Centers in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Jefferson County Medical Society.