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    Antony M.D., Veena, Program Director 2010 -

    Dr. Antony is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Antony's medical training began at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India. Following medical school, Dr. Antony progressed to an internship and residency at New York's Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Following her Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training in the University of Colorado's School of Medicine, Dr. Antony worked in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Colorado Health S...

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    De Andrade, Joao, Program Director 2013 -

    Dr. de Andrade completed his medical degree in 1990 at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre (UFRGS) where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He came to the United States in 1994 and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and subsequently a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Un...

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    Dransfield, Mark, Director 2014 -

    Dr. Dransfield completed his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997, followed by residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he served as Chief Fellow. He has been on the faculty at UAB since 2003 and is currently Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. He serves as the Medical Director of the UAB Lung ...

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    Johnson, James, Associate Director 2000 -

    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, an...

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    Kennedy, John, Vice Chairperson 2013 -

    Dr. Kennedy is a Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Kennedy completed his medical school training at the Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. After this initial medical training, Dr. Kennedy completed his internship and residency at the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Kennedy then completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine in the same division he would later join as a faculty member. D...

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    Thannickal, Victor, Division Director 2009 -

    Dr. Thannickal is Professor of Medicine and the Ben Vaughan Branscomb Chair of Medicine in Respiratory Disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following his fellowship training at Tufts University School of Medicine, he has held faculty positions at Tufts, University of Michigan and UAB, where he currently serves as director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. Under his leadership, the division has grown to over 65 faculty members and expanded its...

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    Acosta Lara, Maria, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Acosta Lara received her initial medical training at Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas with her internship and residency completed at University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Acosta Lara served as Chief Resident at the University of Texas Medical Branch after completing her residency training. Dr. Acosta Lara began a clinical and research fellowship at UAB in 2013. Following her fellowship, she joined the UAB faculty in July 2016 as Assistant Professor

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    Anderson, John, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2011 -

    Dr. Anderson trained in Birmingham at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s Hospital, and received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and medical degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Anderson is a member of The American College and Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is currently on faculty at The University of Alabama at Birmingham as the Director of the Asthma Clinic a...

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    Antony M.D., Veena, Professor (P) 2010 -

    Dr. Antony is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Antony's medical training began at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India. Following medical school, Dr. Antony progressed to an internship and residency at New York's Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Following her Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training in the University of Colorado's School of Medicine, Dr. Antony worked in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Colorado Health S...

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    Aulakh, Puneet, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Aulakh completed her initial medical training at India's Safdarjung Hospital, followed by her MD training at Odessa National Medical University. She then continued her training by completing an internship, residency, and fellowship at Augusta University's Medical College, where she was chief fellow. Recently, she completed sleep medicine training at Georgia's Emory University.

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    Bailey, William, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2015 -

    Dr. William C. Bailey is Professor of Medicine in the Lung Health Center and Eminent Scholar Chair in Pulmonary Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Bailey has been on the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham since 1973 and has been Professor of Medicine since 1979. He founded The Lung Health Center in 1984. He has practiced medicine, taught, performed research, and been involved in administrative endeavors for his entire career. He has also served on the Bo...

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    Barnes, Jarrod, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Barnes is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following his training in Glycobiology at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at the University of Georgia, he was recruited to the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, where he combined his basic research experiences with more translational approaches in the Department of Pathobiology within the Lerner Research Institute. During his stint at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Barnes became a R...

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    Barney, Joseph, Associate Professor (P) 2007 -

    Dr. Joseph Barney is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. With the exception of his time at Mercer University School of Medicine, Dr. Barney's entire medical career has been centered around UAB, from his internship in 2000 to his current practice. Dr. Barney has served as critical care transport physician, a volunteer staff physicians in local clinics, and has contributed greatly to the study and treatment of sarcoidosis.

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    Batra, Hitesh, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Batra currently serves as the director of the Interventional Pulmonology and Pleural Disease Program at UAB. He has completed an advanced fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Batra also holds a degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Collat School of Business of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    Dr. Batra completed his initial medical training and internship at the University College of Medical Scienc...

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    Bernard, Karen, Assistant Professor (P) 2012 -

    Dr. Bernard is an Assistant Professor in the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. She began her research training by earning degrees in Life Sciences and Cellular Biology & Physiology from France's University of Nice. She followed this initial training with an MSc in Pharmacology and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology, also from the University of Nice. Dr. Bernard worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the UAB Department of Physiology & Biophysics starting in 2004, be...

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    Bhatt, Surya, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

    Dr. Bhatt completed his medical degree at Mysore Medical College in India, followed by an Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, India. He then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Temple University/St Luke’s University Hospital, followed by fellowship training in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City. He has been a UAB faculty member since 2012...

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    Birket, Susan, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Birket received her PharmD from the University of Kansas in 2007. She received a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with an emphasis in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics, from the University of Kentucky, under the mentorship of Dr. David Feola. After graduating in 2012, she joined the Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division as a T32 trainee, under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Rowe.

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    Blalock, James, Professor (P) 2009 -

    J. Edwin Blalock, Ph.D., joined the Department of Medicine as a Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine and became the Scientific Director of the Lung Health Center in 2009. Dr. Blalock is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Florida where he received both a B.S. and Ph.D. degree. He was previously a Professor in the UAB Department of Physiology and Biophysics, having been recruited to UAB in 1986 from the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he...

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    Bodduluri, Sandeep, Instructor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Bodduluri received his MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 2016. He joined the pulmonary division as a research associate in 2016 under the mentorship of Dr. Surya Bhatt at the UAB Lung Imaging Core. Dr. Bodduluri’s research interest is to develop imaging solutions towards understanding the pathophysiology of pulmonary diseases using computer vision and machine learning approaches.

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    Bonner, James, Professor - Clinical (P) 2007 -

    James R. Bonner, MD, completed his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1971. This was followed with his medical residency training at the University of Alabama Medical Center. Dr. Bonner has practiced medicine in the field of allergy and immunology for over 40 years and held membership in many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. In addition to his work with UAB, Dr. Bonner is affiliated with Brookwood Medical...

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    Buchalter, Scott, Professor - Clinical (P) 2013 -

    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...

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    Carter, Aaron, Professor (P) 2014 -

    A. Brent Carter received his medical degree at the University of Missouri. His post-graduate training as a resident in internal medicine and as a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine was completed at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Carter became a faculty member in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa. He is now a professor in medicine and Scientific Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program at UAB.

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    Casey, Jennifer, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Chanda, Diptiman, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Chanda received his BSc from University of Calcutta, his MSc from Visva Bharati University, and his PhD from Banaras Hindu University. He completed postdoctoral training at the Morehouse School of Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Chanda also previously held appointments as lecturer at Darjeeling Government College and as research associate at UAB. He has published on cancer gene therapy using recombinant adeno-associated virus vectors and gene modified bone marrow-d...

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    Cheng, Guangjie, Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

    Dr. Cheng completed his medical education at Hunan Medical University in 1985. Later, he continued his graduate training at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, and Hunan Medical University, where he later became a faculty member. Dr. Cheng served as vice chairman of the Center for Molecular Biology at Hunan Medical University from 1993 to 1996. He completed additional postdoctoral training at the Kimball Research Institute (New York Blood Center) and Emory Un...

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    Cooper Jr, J. Allen, Professor (P) 1997 -

    Dr. Cooper is a board-certified internist and pulmonologist. He currently sits on the board for Pulmonary Diseases of ABIM. He is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama Medical School and Chief of the Pulmonary Section at the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was Director for the University of Alabama Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Training Program for 15 years and has received multiple teaching awards from the university.

    Currently, Dr. Cooper se...

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    Curtiss, Miranda, Instructor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Curtiss attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an undergraduate, receiving a BS in Biochemistry and BA in Biology and worked in the lab of John Osterman. She completed a postbaccalaureate year at NIH-NIAID (Laboratory of Immunogenetics) in the IRTA program working in the lab of Silvia Bolland on the immunophenotype of mice with the lupus accelerator gene Yaa (since identified as a TLR7 gene duplication). She then completed her MD/PhD at the University of Iowa with a Ph.D. in Immunol...

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    De Andrade, Joao, Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. de Andrade completed his medical degree in 1990 at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre (UFRGS) where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He came to the United States in 1994 and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and subsequently a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Un...

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    De Langhe Ph.D., Stijn, Associate Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. De Langhe is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following his training at Ghent University and the USC Keck School of Medicine , he has held faculty positions at National Jewish Health's Department of Pediatrics and the University of Colorado's Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine.

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    Deshane Ph.D., Jessy, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

    Jessy Deshane received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from University of Alabama at Birmingham under the mentorship of Dr. Anupam Agarwal. After completing her post-doctoral training in Immunology with Dr. David Chaplin, in Department of Microbiology, she joined the faculty of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine in 2011 as an Assistant Professor.

    Dr. Deshane is committed to an academic career combining basic and tr...

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    Diaz-Guzman Zavala, Enrique, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Enrique Diaz Guzman Zavala is a pulmonologist in Pensacola, Florida and is affiliated with University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. He received his medical degree from Tecnologico de Monterrey Escuela de Medicina and has been in practice between 11-20 years. He is one of 26 doctors at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital who specialize in Pulmonology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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    Ding, Qiang, Professor (P) 2004 -

    Dr. Qiang Ding is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Ding received his PhD degree in molecular and cellular pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After completing his postdoctoral fellowship training in the UAB Department of Pathology, Dr. Ding joined the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care medicine at the rank of Assistant Professor. Dr. Ding is actively involved in education and service for...

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    Dransfield, Mark, Professor (P) 2003 -

    Dr. Dransfield completed his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997, followed by residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he served as Chief Fellow. He has been on the faculty at UAB since 2003 and is currently Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. He serves as the Medical Director of the UAB Lung ...

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    Duncan, Steven, Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Duncan is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Washington (Seattle) and served as a Medical Intern and Resident there. His subsequent clinical and research training fellowships were at the University of Pittsburgh, Stanford University, and The Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Duncan has had prior faculty appointments at Stanford University and the University of Pittsburgh.

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    Gaggar, Amit, Professor (P) 2006 -

    Dr. Gaggar obtained his medical degree from the University of Michigan in 2000 as a member of the prestigious Inteflex program. He then moved to Birmingham, AL where he completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2003. Following residency training, he began fellowship training at UAB in pulmonary and critical care medicine. During the research phase of his fellowship training, he worked in the laboratories of Dr. JP Clancy (Ch...

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    Galin, Shawn F., Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

    Dr. Shawn Galin completed his undergraduate studies in Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham earning a BS in 1988. He then entered the MS graduate program in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed his MS degree in 1990. He continued his graduate studies in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and was awarded his PhD in 1994. He remained to continue his Post-Doctoral training and became a fa...

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    Gandotra, Sheetal, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Sheetal Gandotra is a pulmonary physician who began her work at UAB in 2018. She received her medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine.

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    Genschmer, Kristopher, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Genschmer attended the University of Central Florida as an undergraduate, receiving a BS in Microbiology. He then entered the Microbiology PhD at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He worked closely with the faculty of the UAB Pulmonary, resulting in his move to the division as an assistant professor upon completion of his degree.

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    Gulati, Swati, Instructor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Gulati received her initial medical training at Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, followed by residency training at John H. Stroger Jr. hospital of Cook County at Chicago. While pursuing her residency, Dr. Gulati also obtained Masters of Science in Clinical Research from RUSH University. Dr. Gulati completed her fellowship training in the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, where she now works as an Instructor.

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    Harrington, Kathleen, Associate Professor (P) 2017 -

    Kathleen Harrington is a health behaviorist who directs the UAB Tobacco Consult Service and is currently involved in tobacco cessation and electronic cigarette research among hospital patients. She is also involved with a program promoting enrollment in the MD-MPH joint degree program. She has designed and delivered training to apply motivational interviewing techniques to promote engagement and adherence for a variety of health issues. Kathleen Harrington received masters degrees in Education a...

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    Hasson, Jack, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2008 -

    Dr. Jack H. Hasson was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and moved with his family at an early age to Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated in 1966 from the University of Alabama with a degree in Chemistry, and went on to complete his medical degree in 1970 from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. Dr. Hasson completed his Internship, Residency, and Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In between his internship and residency, he...

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    Iyer, Anand, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Iyer's clinical research focuses on patient centered outcomes research in COPD, the third leading cause of death in the United States. His long-term career goal is to specialize in health outcomes and comparative effectiveness research in COPD, focusing on the design, testing, and implementation of novel interventions such as palliative care to improve quality of life for COPD patients. This research builds logically on and was enriched by multiple research projects as a principal or co-inve...

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    Johns MD, PhD, MBA, Nancy, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2016 -

    Nancy E. Dunlap, MD, PhD, MBA, completed her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in1981. She received an A.B. in Biology from Wellesley College in 1977, a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1991, and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2008. She has practiced medicine in the field of pulmonary critical care for over 25 years and held executive positions in two academic medical centers, most recently as Dea...

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    Johnson, James, Professor (P) 2000 -

    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, an...

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    Kelmenson, Daniel, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Daniel Kelmenson, MD is a critical care medicine specialist. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine in 2011, completed his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2014, and finished his combined pulmonary/critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado in 2017.

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    Kennedy, John, Professor (P) 1999 -

    Dr. Kennedy is a Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Kennedy completed his medical school training at the Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. After this initial medical training, Dr. Kennedy completed his internship and residency at the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Kennedy then completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine in the same division he would later join as a faculty member. D...

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    Krick, Stefanie, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Krick is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following her fellowship training and internships at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and Mount Sinai Medical Center, she worked as an assistant professor of medicine at the Miller School of Medicine's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She has completed training in internal medicine, molecular biology, pulmonary medicine, critical care and vascular medicine.

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    Kulkarni, Tejaswini, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Kulkarni received her initial medical training and internship at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute with graduate studies completed at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Wayne State University. After completing her residency, Dr. Kulkarni began a clinical and research fellowship at UAB in 2013. Following this fellowship, she joined the UAB faculty in June 2016 as Instructor of Medicine.

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    Leon, Kevin, Professor (P) 2003 -

    Dr. Leon is a Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. He is also the UAB School of Medicine Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education. Dr. Leon began his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine, where he earned his MD. Following this training, Dr. Leon completed his internship, residency, and pulmonary & critical care fellowship at UAB, where he was chief fellow. Dr. Leon soon became a division faculty member, beginning work as...

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    Li, Fu Jun, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Li graduated from China Medical University with a M.D. degree and from Yamaguchi University with a Ph.D. degree in 2005. He completed his postdoctoral training in the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was appointed as Instructor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine in 2014.

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    Liu M.D., Ph.D., Rui-Ming, Professor (P) 2014 -

    Dr. Rui-Ming Liu received her M.D. and PhD (in Toxicology) degrees from Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China. She is an American Board of Toxicology certified Toxicologist. Dr. Liu joined the UAB School of Public Health in 1999 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. In 2014, Dr. Liu was promoted to Professor with tenure and moved from School of Public Health to School of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division.

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    Liu, Gang, Professor (P) 2006 -

    Dr. Liu graduated from China Medical University with a D.M.D. degree in 1994 and from Wuhan University with a Ph.D. degree in 1999. He received postdoctoral training in the Medical College of Georgia and the University of Alabama at Birmingham through 2003. Dr. Liu worked as a Research Associate from 2003-2006 in the Department of Cell Biology at University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Departm...

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    Luckhardt, Tracy, Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

    Dr. Luckhardt completed her medical training in May 2000 from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her Internal Medicine training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2003. She was Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa from 2003-2004. She then completed her Pulmonary and Critical Care Training at the University of Michigan. She was appointed as faculty there from ...

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    McDonald, Merry-Lynn, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. McDonald is the Director of Integrative 'Omics and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. She is a genetic epidemiologist with interests in the analysis of complex traits and diseases including COPD, cachexia, sarcopenia, osteoarthritis and smoking behaviors such as menthol. Her lab is involved with some of the most cutting-edge studies including the Million Veterans Program (MVP) and the Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (T...

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    Mutyam, Venkateshwar, Instructor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Mutyam received his PhD in Biology from the University of Dayton in 2012. In 2013, he joined UAB's Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine as a postdoctoral research fellow. In the laboratory of Dr. Steven Rowe, Dr. Mutyam investigated the role of premature stop codons in CFTR gene, representing an exciting strategy for treatment of genetic diseases caused by nonsense mutations, which are responsible for approximately 10 percent of all genetic diseases. Following his resea...

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    Nahm M.D., Moon, Professor (P) 2016 -

    Moon H. Nahm, Professor of Department of Medicine, with secondary appointment in Microbiology, obtained both his BA degree (in 1970) and MD degree (in 1974) from Washington University in St. Louis MO. In 1980, he completed both Internal Medicine and Laboratory Medicine residency training in Pathology Department, as well as completing post-doctoral research training in Microbiology Department at Washington University in St. Louis MO. He was a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis a...

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    O'Reilly, Philip, Assistant Professor (P) 2001 -

    Dr. O'Reilly completed his medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (1986-1992). His internship and residency were accomplished in Dublin teaching hospitals (1992-1995) and at Boston University (1996-1998), followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1998-2001). Dr. O'Reilly has a longstanding interest in basic and translational research in the lung. During his fellowship, he worked in the laboratory of Profess...

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    Parekh, Trisha, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Parekh's clinical research focuses on the health outcomes and healthcare utilization of the COPD population. Her interests include identifying specific social determinants of health that lead to adverse health outcomes, increased healthcare costs, and health related disparities. She is also interested in community based interventions, such as community health workers, that may help improve the burden of disease in COPD patients.

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    Patterson, Patricia, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Patterson is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following her internship at NC Baptist Hospital, she entered her residency at UAB. Dr. Patterson continued her medical training at UAB with a fellowship in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. She has completed training in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine.

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    Phillips, Scott, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Phillips received his undergraduate training in microbiology and environmental science at Alabama's Auburn University. Following this initial training, he worked as a genetics instructor at Birmingham-Southern College and a research assistant in UAB's department of cell biology. This work was soon followed with doctoral work at the University of North Carolina in Cell and Developmental Biology.

    Dr. Phillips quickly moved on to work as a research fellow at Vanderbilt University while...

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    Raju, S.Vamsee, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

    S. Vamsee Raju, B.Pharm, PhD. is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his Pharmacy degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2005. In 2011, he graduated with a PhD in Genetics from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

    His graduate research identified two entirely new mechanisms by which alcohol affects innate airway defenses to cause lung infections. Dr. Raju then went on to comple...

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    Rowe, Steven, Professor (P) 2005 -

    Steven M. Rowe was born in Baton Rouge, LA in May 1972. He received his BA degree from the University of Virginia in 1994, his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in 1998, and an MSPH from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005. He completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics internship and residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also completed a combined Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Pulmonary fellowship at the University of Alaba...

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    Rusanov, Victoria, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

    Memorial Medical University, Ukraine followed by PhD degree from the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine. After the residency training in internal medicine at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center and pulmonology fellowship at Rabin Medical Center Dr. Rusanov has served as a faculty and attending physician for Rabin Medical Center’s Pulmonary Institute, Israel. Most recently she completed a clinical fellowship in lung transplantation at the University of Toronto and joined the UAB faculty i...

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    Russell, Derek, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Russell received his initial medical training (MD) at the University of Texas Medical Branch with his internal medicine internship and residency completed at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Russell began a clinical and research fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UAB in 2014. Following his fellowship, he joined the UAB faculty in July 2017. His research and clinical interests relate to the role of neutrophils and extracellular vesicles in pulmonary diseases characterized by neut...

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    Sanders, Yan, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

    Dr. Yan Sanders received her medical degree from Hunan Medical University, China. Then she went to graduate school at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the National Center for Toxicological Research before she joined UAB at pediatric pulmonary, late she joined the faculty of medicine at the rank of Assistant Professor in 2011.

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    Sikora, Maxcie, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2012 -

    Being a naturally curious person, the field of allergy and immunology has been the perfect choice as a profession for Dr. Maxcie Sikora. As a lifelong allergy sufferer, Dr. Sikora recognizes the importance of appropriate medications and procedures in treatment. Food allergy is one of her special interests, as it affects every aspect of a patient’s life as well as their family’s life. As an allergist, Dr. Sikora strives to always provide up-to-date patient care through kindness, humility and res...

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    Solomon, George, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Solomon's clinical interest centers on the care of CF and non-CF bronchiectasis patients and the pursuit of continued inpatient medicine care of these patients in the acute care setting.

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    Steele III, Claude, Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Stigler, William, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

    Dr. Stigler joined the pulmonary, allergy, and critical care division faculty in 2012 following his training in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital and in the Harvard Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. He also served as Chief Medical Resident for the MGH Internal Medicine Program from 2010 to 2011. Dr. Stigler currently holds the title of Assistant Professor of Medicine. His clinical work is focused in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, though he also attends on the pulmonary service and...

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    Surolia, Ranu, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Surolia received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Delhi South Campus in 2011. In 2011, she joined UAB’s Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine as postdoctoral fellow and subsequently Instructor. Dr. Surolia is interested in understanding the molecular pathology of lung injury and repair related to environmental exposures and agents.

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    Swords, William, Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. W. Edward Swords received a B.S. in microbiology from Auburn University, followed by a M.S. from Mississippi State University. He completed his PhD studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1996. After an ASM/NCID fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Swords carried out postdoctoral work with Dr. Michael Apicella at the University of Iowa, studying the bacterial opportunist nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae. In 2002, he joined the faculty in the Dep...

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    Szul, Tomasz, Instructor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Szul's broad research background and training has been rooted in membrane trafficking and molecular mechanisms that regulate the delivery of proteins to their cellular destination. Since his transition to the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, his research interests have evolved into two overlapping fields; first: to understand the mechanisms of secretion of key enzymes involved in chronic lung inflammation (MMP9, PE, LTA4H); and secondly: to map out the role that si...

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    Thachuthara-George, Joseph, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Thachuthara-George received his initial medical training at India’s St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India. Following this initial training, he worked as a research volunteer and clinical observer in the University of Texas Medical School at Houston’s Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. This work was soon followed with a residency training program in University of Texas Medical School at Houston’s Department of Internal Medicine.

    Dr. Thachuthara-George qu...

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    Thannickal, Victor, Professor (P) 2009 -

    Dr. Thannickal is Professor of Medicine and the Ben Vaughan Branscomb Chair of Medicine in Respiratory Disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following his fellowship training at Tufts University School of Medicine, he has held faculty positions at Tufts, University of Michigan and UAB, where he currently serves as director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. Under his leadership, the division has grown to over 65 faculty members and expanded its...

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    Trevor, Jennifer, Assistant Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr. Trevor runs the Severe Asthma Clinic at UAB. In order to provide her patients with access to the latest treatments for asthma, she serves as the Principal Investigator on several phase III clinical trials investigating new drugs for asthma and performs Bronchial Thermoplasty for qualifying patients.

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    Valentine, Vincent, Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Valentine is a professor of medicine specializing in lung transplant in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following his fellowship training at Louisiana State University and his residency training at New Orleans’ Charity Hospital, Dr. Valentine entered into and completed a pulmonary fellowship at Stanford University Hospital. Dr. Valentine he has held faculty positions at the LSU Health Sciences Center, the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center, the University of Texas Medical B...

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    Vayalil Ph.D., Praveen, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    The primary focus of Dr. Vayalil's research is to investigate changes in cellular metabolism or mitochondrial bioenergetics during different stages of development and its implications in the process of breast and prostate carcinogenesis. Major emphasis is on how cellular metabolic or bioenergetic changes during development alter the risk or increase the susceptibility to cancer and within tumor allows cancer cells to adapt to ever-changing micro-environment as tumor grows, invade and metastasize...

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    Wells, James, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

    Dr. Wells’ research and clinical interest focuses on COPD, including COPD-associated pulmonary vascular disease. He is currently exploring the mechanism by which a tri-peptide extracellular matrix collagen fragment causes pulmonary hypertension in COPD through a translational research project that incorporates his interest in proteomics and imaging. Dr. Wells received his Internal Medicine and Pulmonary / Critical Care post-graduate training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He a...

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    Whitson, Micah, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Whitson received his initial medical training at University of South Alabama College of Medicine, with his residency and fellowship completed at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Dr. Whitson served as Chief Resident while at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Following his fellowship, he joined the UAB faculty in as Assistant Professor.

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    Wille, Keith, Professor (P) 2002 -

    Medical Director, Advanced Lung Diseases
    Medical Director, Adult ECMO

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    Winter, Gretchen, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Winter earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 2012, completed residency training at Indiana University in 2016, and finished her fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 2019. Dr. Winter’s recent work includes studies in medical education and patient-physician communication.

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    Xing, Dongqi, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Xing received her medical degree in 1995 and a Masters in Pathophysiology in 1998 from Xian Medical University, Xian, China. In 2001 she received her Ph.D. in Pathology and Pathophysiology from Peking University, Beijing, China. She then came to UAB as a postdoctoral fellow in the Program of Vascular Biology & Hypertension and in 2008 she was promoted to Assistant Professor. She has authored or co-authored 15 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and has received many honors from nation...

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    Xu, Xin, Assistant Professor (P) 2010 -

    Dr. Xin Xu received his MD from the Taishan Medical College of China, his PhD in Immunology at the Ehime University of Japan, and an MLS in Clinical Laboratory Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following a post-doctoral research fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. John Mountz at the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, he joined the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Xu is currently an Assistant Professor in Medicine.

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    Zhou, Yong, Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

    Dr. Zhou obtained his MD degree from Wuhan University in China and his PhD from Kyshu University in Japan. He completed his postdoctoral studies in the area of TGF-beta, matrix biology, and lung fibrosis at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he later became a Department of Pathology faculty member. In 2009, Dr. Zhou was recruited to the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, where he is now an Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Zhou has ...

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    Zmijewski, Jaroslaw, Associate Professor (P) 2006 -

    Dr. Jaroslaw Zmijewski completed his undergraduate education in Biology, graduating from the University of Gdansk. He than completed his PhD training in University of Gdansk Department of Biotechnology, a department dedicated to the research integration between the University of Gdansk and Medical School in Gdansk. Dr. Zmijewski undertook postdoctoral training in the Department of Pathology at UAB and thereafter joined the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care ...

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Kim Ph.D., Young-il, Associate Professor (S) 2018 -

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    Krishnamurthy, Narayan, Associate Professor - Clinical (S) 2015 -

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    Liu M.D., Ph.D., Rui-Ming, Associate Professor (S) 2011 -

    Dr. Rui-Ming Liu received her M.D. and PhD (in Toxicology) degrees from Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China. She is an American Board of Toxicology certified Toxicologist. Dr. Liu joined the UAB School of Public Health in 1999 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. In 2014, Dr. Liu was promoted to Professor with tenure and moved from School of Public Health to School of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division.

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    Massey, William, Assistant Professor - Clinical (S) 2010 -

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    Page, David, Assistant Professor (S) 2018 -

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    Schwiebert Ph.D., Lisa, Associate Professor (S) 2009 -

    Lisa M. Schwiebert received a BS degree in Chemistry from Bates College in 1986 and a PhD in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College in 1993. After completing her postdoctoral training in Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University, she was appointed as an instructor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Schwiebert joined the faculty of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at UAB in 1997 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure...

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    Scoffield, Jessica, Assistant Professor (S) 2019 -

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    Thomas, Stephen, Assistant Professor (S) 2017 -

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    Walley, Susan, Associate Professor (S) 2018 -

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