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Overview

  • Dr. Johnson graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 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. While there, Dr. Johnson held numerous leadership positions including Chief Medical Resident, 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 and joined faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    Dr. Johnson is currently the Charles and Alice Hohenberg Professor of Medicine and is the Clinical Director of the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. He holds a secondary appointment as Professor of Cell, Integrative and Developmental Biology. Dr. Johnson earned forty teaching awards during his career including the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Medicine in 2006, Best Basic Science Professor in 2008, and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for Senior Faculty in 2019. Dr. Johnson received the Cobbs-Rutsky Award for Clinical Excellence on ten separate occasions, and he has been included as one of the “Best Doctors in America” since 2006. He has numerous awards based on high patient satisfaction scores.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020 Intersectionality, special populations, needs and suggestions: The Flint Women's studyInternational Journal for Equity in Health.  19. 2020
    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 dyspnea 2009
    2008 Authors' responseIndian Journal of Medical Research.  63:1026. 2008
    2008 Use of β blockers and the risk of death in hospitalised patients with acute exacerbations of COPDThorax.  63:301-305. 2008
    2008 Authors' responseIndian Journal of Medical Research.  63:1027. 2008
    2004 Which exercise test should be used for patients with symptomatic COPD?Chest.  126:668-670. 2004
    2003 A Mycotic Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm Presenting as an Endobronchial MassChest.  124:1610-1612. 2003
    2002 Effects of training with heliox and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation on exercise ability in patients with severe COPDChest.  122:464-472. 2002
    2002 Evaluation of exertional dyspnea in the active duty patient: The diagnostic approach and the utility of clinical testing 2002
    1999 The risk of hemorrhage from bronchoscopic lung biopsy due to pulmonary hypertension in interstitial lung diseasePneumologie.  53:112. 1999
    1998 The risk for hemorrhage from bronchoscopic lung biopsy due to pulmonary hypertension in interstitial lung diseaseJournal of Bronchology.  5:117-121. 1998
    1997 The role of premedications in fiberoptic bronchoscopyJournal of Bronchology.  4:111-114. 1997
    1995 Recurrent bilateral spontaneous pneumothoraces associated with pulmonary angiocentric immunoproliferative lesion.Southern Medical Journal.  88:771-775. 1995
    1995 Effects of atenolol on rest and exercise hemodynamics in patients with mitral stenosisAmerican Journal of Cardiology.  75:482-484. 1995
    1995 Forced expiratory flow is reduced by 100% oxygen in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseSouthern Medical Journal.  88:443-449. 1995
    1993 The effect of forceps size on the adequacy of specimens obtained by transbronchial biopsyAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  148:1411-1413. 1993
    1993 Unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery; Data from cardiopulmonary exercise testingChest.  103:293-295. 1993
    1992 Bronchoscopy in North America; The ACCP survey [13]Chest.  102:1638-1640. 1992
    1992 Utilization of acute bronchodilator responses in stable COPD to predict the relative efficacy of individual agentsChest.  101:1552-1557. 1992
    1990 Diffusivity dependence of multiple-breath washouts of lung peripheryJournal of Applied Physiology.  68:76-83. 1990
    1990 Exercise dysfunction in patients seropositive for the human immunodeficiency virusAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  141:618-622. 1990
    1990 Inspiratory flow rate and dead space in dogsJournal of Applied Physiology.  68:1228-1232. 1990
    1988 Content of ambulatory internal medicine practice in an academic Army medical center and an Army community hospital. 1988
    1988 Transbronchial biopsy without fluoroscopy. A seven-year perspectiveChest.  94:557-560. 1988
    1986 Medical House Staff Performance in Physical ExaminationJAMA Internal Medicine.  146:937-941. 1986
    1983 Polyarteritis nodosa presenting as seizuresAnnals of Emergency Medicine.  12:642-644. 1983
    1983 Thiazide-Induced HyponatremiaSouthern Medical Journal.  76:1363-1367. 1983

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  • Education And Training

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

  • James Johnson