• Scott Buchalter completed his medical residency and pulmonary fellowship at UAB in the late 1970s and early 1980s, joining the division immediately after his training. After joining as a junior faculty member, he began focused work on the division’s critical care efforts as the medical director for UAB’s MICU. In the early 1990s, Dick Briggs asked Dr. Buchalter and Dr. Randy Young to run the division as co-directors to better serve the division’s growing clinical and research practices. Not long after this new position, Dr. Buchalter was recruited to start critical care programs for the University of Nebraska. Dr. Buchalter did this work for three years, returning to UAB after it was completed. After further work in pulmonary medicine, Dr. Buchalter assumed broader responsibility as UAB Hospital’s Vice President of Chief Strategy and Quality Officer.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Training leaders for a culture of quality and safety 2019
    2019 Erratum: Figure correction: Health information technology in healthcare quality and patient safety: Literature review(JMIR Med Inform. (2018)6:2(e10264) DOI: 10.2196/10264) 2019
    2018 Health information technology in healthcare quality and patient safety: Literature review 2018
    2008 Durable Improvements in Efficiency, Safety, and Satisfaction in the Operating Room 2008
    1998 Stark choices for AHCs 1998
    1995 Clinical risk factors for pulmonary barotrauma: A multivariate analysis 1995
    1995 Invasive diagnostic methods for nosocomial pneumonia: Revisiting the folklore 1995
    1995 Reflex sympathetic dystrophy following arterial blood gas sampling in the intensive care setting 1995
    1994 Langerhans' cell histiocytosis associated with Hodgkin's disease: a case report. 1994
    1994 Natural history and course of acquired lactic acidosis in adults 1994
    1992 A Controlled Clinical Trial of Dichloroacetate for Treatment of Lactic Acidosis in Adults 1992
    1992 Preface 1992
    1992 Pulmonary barotrauma in mechanical ventilation; Patterns and risk factors 1992
    1992 Pulmonary complications of transplantation 1992
    1992 Surgical management of chronic pulmonary thromboembolic disease 1992
    1992 The role of bronchoalveolar lavage in patients considered for open lung biopsy 1992
    1991 Long-term oxygen therapy 1991
    1990 Intrapulmonary bronchogenic cyst: spontaneous dissolution? 1990
    1989 Regulation of lactate metabolism in vivo 1989
    1989 Selection of patients with acute pulmonary embolism for thrombolytic therapy. Thrombolysis in pulmonary embolism (TIPE) patient survey 1989
    1986 Bronchoalveolar Lavage Cell Analysis in Sarcoidosis: A Comparison of Lymphocyte Counts and Clinical Course 1986

    Research Overview

  • Pulmonary Barotrauma
  • Education And Training

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Internship
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Residency
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1979
  • Full Name

  • Scott Buchalter