Professor of Medicine

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, 1974

Internship:  Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1977

  Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center,  Brooklyn, NY, 1978

Fellowship:  University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Denver, CO
                  Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, 1979-1980 

Contact Information


Campus Address:


 THT 422

Academic Office location:


 THT 413

Office Phone:



Office Fax (Academic):


 (205) 934-1721

TKC Clinic Phone:


 (205) 801-7545

TKC Clinic Fax:


 (205) 802-8231

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Waltina Chapman                                                      
Ph: (205) 934-5059

Fax: (205) 934-1721

Brief Bio

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

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

Key Publications

Brown, S.C., Mohammed K.A., Nasreen, N., Antony VB and B. M. Moudgil: Particle Science
& Technology in Pleural Space Medicine. Invited article to be published in Adv. Powder Tech.,
December 2007.

Brown, S.C., Mohammed, K.A., Sharma P., Nasreen, N., Antony VB and B.M. Moudgil: Influence of Shape, Adhesion and Simulated Lung Mechanics on Amorphous Silica Nanoparticle Toxicity. Advanced Powder Technology 18, 69-79 (2007).

Brown, S.C., Kamal, M., Nasreen, N., Baumuratov, A., Sharma, P., Antony, V.B. & Moudgil, B.M: Talc pleuradesis: a particulate analysis. Advanced Powder Technology 18, 739-750 (2007).

Nasreen, N., Mohammed, K.A., Brown, S.C., Jantz, M.A., Moudgil, B.M., and Antony VB: Talc mediates Angiostasis in Malignant Pleural Effusions via Endostatin Induction. Eur. Resp. Med.29: 761-9, 2007.      

NasreenN.,Mohammed KA., and Antony VB: Receptor EphA2 Activation with EphrinA1 Suppresses Growth of Malignant Mesothelioma (MM). Cancer Letters, 18;258(2):215-22, 2007.

Kamal A. Mohammed, Nasreen N., Robert S. Tepper, and Antony VB:  Inhibition of P44/42 MAPK Ameliorates Cyclical Stretch induced PIGF release in Bronchial Airway Epithelial Cells. Am J Physiol- Lung Cellu Mol Physiol,292(2): 559-66, 2007.

Yi-Mu Lai, Mohammed KA, Nasreen N, Baumuratov A., Bellew BF, and Antony VB: Induction of cell cycle arrest and apoptosis by BCG infection in cultured human bronchial airway epithelial cells. Am J Physiol,293(2):L393-401, 2007.

Kamal A. Mohammed, Nasreen N, and Antony VB. Bacterial Induction of Early Response genes and Pro-apoptotic Factors in Pleural Mesothelial Cells. Lung,185(6):355-65, 2007.

Antony, V., & Sriram, P: Advances in pleural disease. Drug Discovery Today: Disease mechanisms, 4(2), 2007.

Tajamul Hussain,Nasreen, N., Lai Y., Bellew BF., Antony VB., Mohammed KA: Innate    Immune Responses in Murine Pleural Mesothelial Cells: TLR2 Dependent Induction of ƒÒ-defensin-2 by Staphylococcal Peptidoglycan.. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 295(3): L461-70, 2008.

Antony, V., & Jantz, M: Pathophysiology of the pleura. Respiration, 75(2), 121-133. 2008

Patel, J., Hu, H., Lu, L., Deem, A., Akindipe, O., Brantly, M., Block, E., Antony, V. & Baz, M.: Thioredoxin as a biomarker for graft rejection in the lung transplant recipients. Biomarkers, 1-10, 2008.

Sriram, P.S., Holm, K.A., Antony, V.B: Pleural effusions: how to confirm the cause and manage effectively. Consultant, 47(11) 2008.

Jantz, M., & Antony, VB: Massive Hemoptysis. Hagerstown: Lipincott Williams & Wilkins (2008).

Nasreen N, Mohammed KA, Mubarak KK, Baz MA, Akindipe OA, Fernandez-Bussy S, Antony VB. Pleural mesothelial cell transformation into myofibroblasts and haptotactic migration in response to TGF- {beta}1 in vitro. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 297(1):L115-24, 2009.

Tonelli, Walter E. Drane, Dennis P. Collins, Wanda Nichols,  Antony VB, Eric L. Olson, Erythromycin improves gastric emptying half-time in adult cystic fibrosis patients with gastroparesis, Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 8(3), 193-197, 2009.

Mubarak K, Montes-Worboys A, Regev D,  Najmunnisa N, Mohammed KA,Faruqi I, Hensel E
Baz MA, Akindipe OA, Fernandez-Bussy S, Sahn SA, Nathan S, and VB Antony. Parenchymal trafficking of pleural mesothelial cells in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Potential role in pathogenesis. Submitted for publication

Montes-Worboys A, Brown S, Regev D, Bellew BF, Mohammed KA, Faruqi I, Sharma P, Moudgil B,  Najmunnisa N, Mohammed KA,Faruqi I, and VB Antony.  Dendritic cell based delivery of amikacin into granuloma.  In press. AJRCCM 2010

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