Vice President of Chief Strategy & Quality Officer

Professor of Medicine

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

Physician Provider Profile

Board Certifications
1983, American Board of Internal Medicine

1986, American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
1987, American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Medical School:   University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Internship:  University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Residency:  University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Fellowship:  University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pulmonary & Critical Care, Birmingham, AL

Contact Information

Campus Address:

 JNW 408

Academic Office location:

 JNW 408

Office Phone:

 (205) 996-5732

Office Fax (Academic):

 (205) 996-5734

TKC Clinic Phone:

 (205) 801-7545

TKC Clinic Fax:

 (205) 802-8231

Email Address:


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Office Assistant:   
Amy Stanford                                
Ph: (205) 996-5732

Fax: (205) 996-5734

Clinical and Research Interests
General Pulmonary, Pulmonary Barotrauma

Key Publications

Kilgore ML, Buchalter SE, Kauffman K, Nash M, Capper SA, Smith JA. Stark choices for AHCs. Acad Med. 1998 Aug;73(8):839-41.

Buchalter SE, Rennard SI. Invasive diagnostic methods for nosocomial pneumonia. Revisiting the folklore. Chest. 1995 Dec;108(6):1492-4.

Gammon RB, Shin MS, Groves RH Jr, Hardin JM, Hsu C, Buchalter SE. Clinical risk factors for pulmonary barotrauma: a multivariate analysis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1995 Oct;152(4 Pt 1):1235-40.

Shin MS, Buchalter SE, Ho KJ. Langerhans' cell histiocytosis associated with Hodgkin's disease: a case report. J Natl Med Assoc. 1994 Jan;86(1):65-9.

Gammon RB, Shin MS, Buchalter SE. Pulmonary barotrauma in mechanical ventilation. Patterns and risk factors.  Chest. 1992 Aug;102(2):568-72.

Buchalter SE, Groves RH Jr, Zorn GL. Surgical management of chronic pulmonary thromboembolic disease. Clin Chest Med. 1992 Mar;13(1):17-22. Review.

McPherson D, Buchalter SE. The role of bronchoalveolar lavage in patients considered for open lung biopsy.  Clin Chest Med. 1992 Mar;13(1):23-31. Review.

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