• Dr. Ball joined the UAB faculty in 1965 and was named the Jane Knight Lowe Professor in Medicine in Rheumatology in 1986. UAB recognized and honored his contributions to academic excellence by naming him professor emeritus in 1997.

    In addition to faithfully serving UAB, Dr. Ball has admirably served in leadership roles in numerous professional organizations, committees, and boards. Dr. Ball was the interim director of the division for 18 months in 1995-96. Highly respected by his colleagues as well as his patients, Dr. Ball has cultivated continuing program growth and excellence with a commitment to quality patient care as well as research and education.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2010 The History of ANCA-associated VasculitisRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America.  36:439-446. 2010
    1997 Sarcoid arthropathyBulletin on the rheumatic diseases.  46:3-5. 1997
    1996 Arthritis of systemic diseaseAmerican Journal of Medicine.  101:642-647. 1996
    1996 The effects of recombinant human erythropoietin on perioperative transfusion requirements in patients having a major orthopaedic operation 1996
    1992 Gout and hyperuricemiaCurrent Opinion in Rheumatology.  4:566-573. 1992
    1991 Colchicine and goutArthritis and Rheumatism.  34:782-786. 1991
    1990 Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosaAmerican Journal of Medicine.  88:426-430. 1990
    1989 An antibody that inhibits in vitro bone marrow proliferation in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and aplastic anemiaArthritis and Rheumatism.  32:901-905. 1989
    1988 Evaluation of patients with back pain of suspected inflammatory natureAmerican Journal of Medicine.  85:766-770. 1988
    1987 Acute renal failure without fibrotic skin changes in progressive systemic sclerosis 1987
    1987 Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosaNew York state journal of medicine.  87:381. 1987
    1985 Pure red cell aplasia and protein‐losing enteropathy in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosusArthritis and Rheumatism.  28:1059-1061. 1985
    1984 Study of HLA antigens in ten multiple-case rheumatoid arthritis familiesJournal of Rheumatology.  11:129-135. 1984
    1984 Gallium-67 scanning in Sjogren's syndrome: Concise communicationJournal of Nuclear Medicine.  25:299-302. 1984
    1983 Systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, and Paget's diseaseArthritis and Rheumatism.  26:238-238. 1983
    1982 Saturnine gout: A review of 42 patientsSeminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism.  11:307-314. 1982
    1981 Chronic Cutaneous Polyarteritis Nodosa: A Distinct Subset of Polyarteritis Nodosa?JAMA Internal Medicine.  141:961. 1981
    1980 Lung injury due to gold treatmentArthritis and Rheumatism.  23:351-354. 1980
    1977 Marxism and MedicineNew England Journal of Medicine.  297:1473-1474. 1977
    1977 Gold‐Induced Thrombocytopenia: Response to Vincristine?Arthritis and Rheumatism.  20:1288-1289. 1977
    1976 Chronic ulcerative colitis, skin necrosis, and cryofibrinogenemiaACP journal club.  85:464-466. 1976
    1975 Gamma globulin complexes in rheumatoid pericardial fluidAmerican Journal of Medicine.  58:123-128. 1975
    1974 Intestinal complications in rheumatoid arteritis and their relationship to corticosteroid therapyJournal of Clinical Epidemiology.  27:475-481. 1974
    1971 Management of chronic and recurrent gout.Modern treatment.  8:829-839. 1971
    1971 Two epidemics of gout.Bulletin of the History of Medicine.  45:401-408. 1971
    1970 The pathogenesis of hyperuricemia and gout in sickle cell anemiaArthritis and Rheumatism.  13:846-848. 1970
    1969 Pathogenesis of hyperuricemia in saturinine gout.New England Journal of Medicine.  280:1199-1202. 1969
    1969 Serum Immunoglobulins in GoutExperimental Biology and Medicine.  132:134-135. 1969
    1968 Gout and rheumatism at the Reynolds Historical Library.Journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  38:216-220. 1968
    1968 Chronic lead ingestion and goutSouthern Medical Journal.  61:21-24. 1968
    1966 Ankylosing spondylitis with widespread arteritisArthritis and Rheumatism.  9:737-745. 1966

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University 1959
  • Full Name

  • Gene Ball