Professor of Medicine

Eminent Scholar Chair in Pulmonary Disease

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

Board Certifications

1970, American Board of Internal Medicine

1972, American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases

Medical School:  Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1965

Internship:  Tulane Division, Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1965-1966

Residency:  Tulane Division, Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1968-1970

Fellowship:  Pulmonary Disease, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1970-1972

Contact Information


Campus Address:


 Lung Health Center, NHB 104

Academic Office location:


 NHB 104

Office Phone:


 (205) 934-3915

Office Fax (Academic):


 (205) 996-6340

TKC Clinic Phone:


 (205) 801-7545

TKC Clinic Fax:


 (205) 802-8231

Email Address:



Beeper #:



Office Assistant:   

Irene Lynn                                
Ph: (205) 934-5560

Fax: (205) 996-6340

Brief Bio

Dr. William C. Bailey, is Professor of Medicine in the Lung Health Center, and Eminent Scholar Chair in Pulmonary Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Dr. Bailey has been on the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham since 1973 and has been Professor of Medicine since 1979.  He founded The Lung Health Center in 1984.  He has practiced medicine, taught, performed research, and been involved in administrative endeavors for his entire career.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Thoracic Society and on the Council of the National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.  In addition, Dr. Bailey has been a member of many editorial review boards of peer-reviewed journals and has served as a frequent scientific reviewer of both scientific articles and peer-reviewed research.  He has published more than 200 articles and has been the recipient of many grants and contracts from the National Institutes of Health and other sources.   He currently holds the Eminent Scholar Chair in Pulmonary Disease. He graduated from Tulane University Medical School and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease, having received certified specialty training in these disciplines at Tulane University Medical Center and Charity Hospital of Louisiana.


Clinical Interests 

Asthma, COPD, environmental and occupational lung diseases, smoking cessation and tuberculosis

Academic & Research Interests

The study and prevention of airways disease and tuberculosis

Key Publications

Bailey WC, Weill H, DeRouen TA, Ziskind MM, Jackson HA. The effect of isoniazid on transaminase levels. Ann Intern Med 1974; 81(2):200-202.

Bailey WC, Richards JM, Jr., Brooks CM, Soong S-J, Windsor RA, Manzella BA. A randomized trial to improve self-management practices of adults with asthma. Arch Intern Med 1990; 150(8):1664-1668.

Anthonisen NR, Connett JE, Kiley JP, Altose MD, Bailey WC, Buist AS et al. Effects of smoking intervention and the use of an inhaled anticholinergic bronchodilator on the rate of decline of FEV1. The Lung Health Study [see comments]. JAMA 1994; 272(19):1497-1505.

American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers. Bailey WC Principal Investigator for The UAB Center.  The safety of inactivated influenza vaccine in adults and children with asthma. N Engl J Med 2001; 345:1529-1536

Bailey WC, Gerald LB, Kimerling M, Redden D, Brook N, Bruce F et al. Predictive model to identify positive tuberculosis skin test results during contact investigations. JAMA 2002; 287:996-1002.

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