• 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

    Year Title Altmetric
    An antibody that inhibits in vitro bone marrow proliferation in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and aplastic anemia
    Ankylosing spondylitis with widespread arteritis
    Arthritis of systemic diseaseAmerican Journal of Medicine.  101:642-647.
    Chronic Cutaneous Polyarteritis Nodosa: A Distinct Subset of Polyarteritis Nodosa?Archives of Internal Medicine.  141:961.
    Chronic lead ingestion and goutSouthern Medical Journal.  61:21-24.
    Colchicine and gout
    Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosaNew York state journal of medicine.  87:381.
    Gallium-67 scanning in Sjogren's syndrome: Concise communicationJournal of Nuclear Medicine.  25:299-302.
    Gout and hyperuricemiaCurrent Opinion in Rheumatology.  4:566-573.
    Gout and rheumatism at the Reynolds Historical Library.Journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  38:216-220.
    Intestinal complications in rheumatoid arteritis and their relationship to corticosteroid therapyJournal of chronic diseases.  27:475-481.
    Lung injury due to gold treatment
    Pathogenesis of hyperuricemia in saturinine gout.New England Journal of Medicine.  280:1199-1202.
    Serum Immunoglobulins in Gout
    Systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, and Paget's disease
    The History of ANCA-associated VasculitisRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America.  36:439-446.
    Two epidemics of gout.Bulletin of the History of Medicine.  45:401-408.

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University 1959
  • Full Name

  • Gene Ball