• Nina L. Terry, M.D., J.D. graduated Summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering from the University of Alabama, followed with a Juris Doctor degree from the Yale University School of Law, and a Medical Doctor’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine (SOM). After completing her diagnostic radiology residency training at UAB SOM, she completed a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at the University of Florida, College of Medicine. Dr. Terry joined the UAB Department of Radiology after enjoying thirteen years as a partner with Radiology, P.C. in Sylacauga, Alabama. Dr. Terry’s clinical duties in the Cardiopulmonary Imaging section and General Radiology are spread throughout UAB Hospital and Clinics, and UAB Highlands.

    Dr. Terry serves as a member of the Department’s Search Committee, the Student Education Committee, the PECS Committee, the Diversity and Inclusion committee and as an affirmative action officer. At the University level she is a past member of the Committee on the Status of Women at UAB, and a former UAB SOM Learning Community Mentor. She currently serves as a board member for AMWA. In addition to her various University activities, Dr. Terry’s national involvements include being a reviewer for the Abstracts Review Subcommittee of the American Roentgen Ray Society, a member of the Rules Committee for the Alliance of Clinical Educators in Radiology, and Bylaws Chair for the Alabama Academy of Radiology while maintaining multiple professional memberships.

    In addition to Dr. Terry’s committees and memberships, she continues to focus on her research interests in all modalities of the chest, particularly radiographs and CT along with her interests in medical ethics and in quality control. Through her various awards and honors, including being a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, the Certificate of Merit for her scientific exhibit at the RSNA 80th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Dr. Terry continues to be an asset to our Radiology team.
  • Research Overview

  • I am interested in all modalities of chest, however, specifically radiographs and CT. In addition, I have an interest in medical ethics and in quality control/quality standards issues. I focus on clinical research supporting the evidence-based application of imaging findings to injuries and diseases affecting the chest. Recent projects have evaluated the effectiveness of specific types of thoracic imaging or specific sequences in increasing the detection and characterization of thoracic disease. I have worked across departments assisting clinical investigators in Pulmonary Medicine and Trauma Surgery.
  • Teaching Overview

  • My goal as a teacher is to produce a competent, ethical physician whom I am eager to have as a colleague. I believe that competency is one of the cornerstones of ethical behavior. I seek to lay the foundation for life-long learning in radiology and model the ethical and professional behavior of a good physician.

    While I give lectures as part of the resident and medical school curriculum, I seek to incorporate active learning in my teaching using audience response systems where possible . At the view box, I encourage active learning by resident presentation and analysis of the case interspersed with relevant questions. At each place I work, I keep a file of pertinent articles and websites so that I can incorporate the radiologic literature in the analytical process and establish a practice of lifelong learning.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1989
  • Doctor of Law, Yale University 1981
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 1993
  • University of Florida/Shands Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1994
  • Full Name

  • Nina Terry