• Dr. C. Vivek Lal is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Alabama at Birmingham where he serves as the Director of Golden Week Small Baby Program. His lab studies various ‘omic’ mechanisms as they relate to the prediction, pathogenesis and treatment of chronic lung disease of prematurity. Dr. Lal’s particular interest lies in studying the mechanisms by which pulmonary microbiome dysbiosis and exosomes affects the inflammation in premature lungs, for which his lab is funded by National Institute of Health (NIH) and American Heart Association (AHA). His scientific contributions have been published in leading journals (JCI, Cell, Pediatric Research, etc) and he has been recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Society of Pediatric Research with young investigator research awards.
  • Selected Publications


    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Pulmonary Hypertension in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.  259-279. 2016

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, 2007
  • University of South Alabama, Internship 2009
  • University of South Alabama, Residency 2011
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014
  • Full Name

  • Charitharth Lal