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Overview

  • Dr. Johnson received his formal medical training at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (BA-1976, MD - 1980). He completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas and remained there on the faculty. Dr. Johnson held numerous leadership positions including Director of the MICU, Director of the Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship Program, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Assistant Chief of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Johnson retired from the military medical corps in September 2000. He joined the pulmonary division faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in October 2000 as Associate Professor of Medicine.

    In 2002 he was named the Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. In 2003, he took on the role of Associate Director of the Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship. In 2004, he was promoted to Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics. In 2005, he became Director of the MICU and became the first Charles and Alice Hohenberg Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In 2006, Dr. Johnson received the UAB President's Award for Excellence in Teaching for the School of Medicine and became the Associate Chief of Staff for Critical Care Services. In 2008, Dr. Johnson was named Best Basic Science Professor by the graduating medical school class. In 2007, he assumed the role of Interim Division Director and then transitioned to Clinical Division Director in July 2009 upon the arrival of Dr. Victor J. Thannickal.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2012 How we closed the gap between red blood cell utilization and whole blood collections in our institutionTransfusion.  52:1857-1867. 2012
    2009 Cardiopulmonary exercise test interpretation using age-matched controls to evaluate exertional dyspneaMilitary Medicine.  174:1177-1182. 2009
    2008 Use of β blockers and the risk of death in hospitalised patients with acute exacerbations of COPDThorax.  63:301-305. 2008
    2003 A Mycotic Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm Presenting as an Endobronchial MassChest.  124:1610-1612. 2003
    2002 Evaluation of exertional dyspnea in the active duty patient: The diagnostic approach and the utility of clinical testingMilitary Medicine.  167:281-288. 2002
    2002 Effects of training with heliox and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation on exercise ability in patients with severe COPDChest.  122:464-472. 2002
    1995 Recurrent bilateral spontaneous pneumothoraces associated with pulmonary angiocentric immunoproliferative lesion.Southern Medical Journal.  88:771-775. 1995
    1995 Forced expiratory flow is reduced by 100% oxygen in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseSouthern Medical Journal.  88:443-449. 1995
    1990 Exercise dysfunction in patients seropositive for the human immunodeficiency virus.The American review of respiratory disease.  141:618-622. 1990
    1990 Diffusivity dependence of multiple-breath washouts of lung peripheryJournal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology.  68:76-83. 1990
    1990 Inspiratory flow rate and dead space in dogsJournal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology.  68:1228-1232. 1990
    1988 Content of ambulatory internal medicine practice in an academic Army medical center and an Army community hospital.Military Medicine.  153:21-25. 1988
    1988 Transbronchial biopsy without fluoroscopy. A seven-year perspectiveChest.  94:557-560. 1988

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  • Education And Training

  • Brooke Army Medical Center, Other
  • Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University 1980
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Vanderbilt University 1976
  • Brooke Army Medical Center, Internship 1981
  • Brooke Army Medical Center, Residency 1983
  • Brooke Army Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1988
  • Full Name

  • James Johnson