Dr. Tate Hinkle is a first-year resident at the UAB Huntsville Family Medicine Residency in Huntsville, AL. He received his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Biological and Environmental Science before joining the Rural Medicine Program at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree. His childhood in a small town (Lanett, AL) has given him a passion for rural health and rural primary care in Alabama, where he plans to establish his practice after residency.
Dr. Hinkle is also very involved in health policy work both on the state and national level. He has served in numerous leadership positions with the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians as well as with the American Academy of Family Physicians where he recently completed a term as the student member of the AAFP Board of Directors. Dr. Hinkle has worked with the AAFP’s Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care where he completed a project on barriers to the expansion of telehealth services in primary care. He is also actively involved in research that is using GIS to address the primary care physician shortage in Alabama.