• 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.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 Editorial Comment: Lung-RADS—Looking Back to Move ForwardAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  219:65. 2022
    2021 Mucus plugging on computed tomography and chronic bronchitis in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseRespiratory Research.  22. 2021
    2021 Cardiac mass evaluation with cardiac computed tomography: A reviewJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.  52:S78-S87. 2021
    2021 Review of pericardial disease on computed tomographyJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.  52:S65-S77. 2021
    2020 Luminal Plugging on Chest CT Scan: Association With Lung Function, Quality of Life, and COPD Clinical PhenotypesChest.  158:121-130. 2020
    2019 Talimogene laherparepvec induces durable response of regionally advanced Merkel cell carcinoma in 4 consecutive patientsJAAD Case Reports.  5:782-786. 2019
    2018 Centrilobular emphysema and coronary artery calcification: Mediation analysis in the SPIROMICS cohortRespiratory Research.  19. 2018
    2018 Paratracheal paraseptal emphysema and expiratory central airway collapse in smokersAnnals of the American Thoracic Society.  15:479-484. 2018
    2017 Smoldering myocarditis following immune checkpoint blockadeJournal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer.  5. 2017
    2017 Talimogene laherparepvec for regionally advanced Merkel cell carcinoma: A report of 2 casesJAAD Case Reports.  3:185-189. 2017
    2017 Response of BRAF inhibitor-associated squamous cell lung carcinoma to drug withdrawal 2017
    2016 Improved identification of sternal injuries with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT): Sagittal reconstructionsClinical Imaging.  40:739-744. 2016
    2016 Association between expiratory central airway collapse and respiratory outcomes among smokersJournal of the American Medical Association.  315:498-505. 2016
    2014 Comparison of Visual Scoring of Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) on Coronary Computed Tomography Angiogram (CCTA) to Agatston ScoreJournal of Heart Circulation.  1:103-103. 2014
    2014 Comparison of Visual Scoring of Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) on Coronary Computed Tomography Angiogram (CCTA) to Agatston ScoreJournal of Heart Circulation.  1. 2014
    2014 Expected and unexpected imaging features after oesophageal cancer treatmentClinical Radiology.  69. 2014
    2013 Pneumonia in hemodialysis patients: A challenging diagnosis in the emergency roomJournal of Nephrology.  26:1128-1135. 2013
    1995 MR imaging of the spleen.Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America.  3:39-50. 1995
    1994 Applications of Fat-Suppression Technique in Gastrointestinal MR Imaging.Imaging Decisions MRI.  1:15-25. 1994


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    2021 Chapter 5: - Late Career. IN: American Association for Women in Radiology - Pocket Mentor. 2021

    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

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

  • Nina Terry