Dr. Beverly Ellen Chaignaud

died 2020

Dr. Beverly Ellen Chaignaud died January 3, 2020. Dr. Chaignaud was a beloved member of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama Hospital.

Dr. Chaignaud started her professional career as an artist and a teacher for 13 years after graduating from Loyola University. She went back to Tulane University and subsequently matriculated to Tulane University Medical School. She spent time training in Mississippi, Kansas City, and Boston. She started her pediatric surgery career at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans and came to Birmingham in 2006.

Dr. Chaignaud devoted her life to caring for children with burn injuries and was named the Medical Director of the Burn Unit at Children’s of Alabama Hospital in 2008. Dr. Chaignaud served humbly and with kindness and empathy that is unparalleled. She never took for granted the privilege of being a pediatric surgeon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a camp for burn injured children.