Professor of Medicine

Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
1720 2nd Avenue So, THT-422
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294

Board Certifications

1979, ABIM  Diplomate in Internal Medicine
1982, ABIM  Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Pulmonary Disease

Medical School:  Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India

Internship:  Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

  Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center,  Brooklyn, NY

Fellowship:  University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Denver, CO
                         Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship

Contact Information

Campus Address:

 THT 422

Academic Office location:

 THT 413

Office Phone:

 (205) 975-3258

Office Fax (Academic):

 (205) 934-1721

TKC Clinic Phone:

 (205) 801-7545

TKC Clinic Fax:

 (205) 802-8231

Email Address:

Beeper #:


Office Assistant:   

Deidre Davidson                                                   
Ph: (205) 934-5059

Fax: (205) 934-1721

Clinical Interests 
Cystic fibrosis; pleural disease; genetic lung diseases; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Academic & Research Interests 
Epithelial surfaces of the lung; cell-cell junctional proteins, thoracoscopy as an investigational tool, AIDS and AIDS associated infections, tuberculosis; environmental and occupational medicine; mycobacterial disease

Key Publications

Surolia R, Karki S, Kim H, Yu Z, Kulkarni T, Mirov SB, Carter AB, Rowe SM, Matalon S, Thannickal VJ, Agarwal A, Antony VB. Heme oxygenase-1-mediated autophagy protects against pulmonary endothelial cell death and development of emphysema in cadmium-treated mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2015 Aug 1;309(3):L280-92. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00097.2015. Epub 2015 Jun 12.

Li FJ, Duggal RN, Oliva OM, Karki S, Surolia R, Wang Z, Watson RD, Thannickal VJ, Powell M, Watts S, Kulkarni T, Batra H, Bolisetty S, Agarwal A, Antony VB. Heme oxygenase-1 protects corexit 9500A-induced respiratory epithelial injury across species. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 2;10(4):e0122275. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122275. eCollection 2015.

Batra H, Antony VB. The pleural mesothelium in development and disease. Front Physiol. 2014 Aug 1;5:284. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00284. eCollection 2014.

Karki S, Surolia R, Hock TD, Guroji P, Zolak JS, Duggal R, Ye T, Thannickal VJ, Antony VB. Wilms' tumor 1 (Wt1) regulates pleural mesothelial cell plasticity and transition into myofibroblasts in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. FASEB J. 2014 Mar;28(3):1122-31. doi: 10.1096/fj.13-236828. Epub 2013 Nov 21.

Zolak JS, Jagirdar R, Surolia R, Karki S, Oliva O, Hock T, Guroji P, Ding Q, Liu RM, Bolisetty S, Agarwal A, Thannickal VJ, Antony VB. Pleural mesothelial cell differentiation and invasion in fibrogenic lung injury. Am J Pathol. 2013 Apr;182(4):1239-47. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2012.12.030. Epub 2013 Feb 9.

Regev D, Surolia R, Karki S, Zolak J, Montes-Worboys A, Oliva O, Guroji P, Saini V, Steyn AJ, Agarwal A, Antony VB. Heme oxygenase-1 promotes granuloma development and protects against dissemination of mycobacteria. Lab Invest. 2012 Nov;92(11):1541-52. doi: 10.1038/labinvest.2012.125. Epub 2012 Sep 10.

Mubarak KK, Montes-Worboys A, Regev D, Nasreen N, Mohammed KA, Faruqi I, Hensel E, Baz MA, Akindipe OA, Fernandez-Bussy S, Nathan SD, Antony VB. Parenchymal trafficking of pleural mesothelial cells in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Eur Respir J. 2012 Jan;39(1):133-40. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00141010. Epub 2011 Jul 7.

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