Enrique Diaz -Guzman web

        Associate Professor of Medicine        

        Division of Pulmonary, Allergy &
            Critical Care Medicine

        Cardiothoracic Transplant

        619 19th ST S, Jefferson Tower 1102

        University of Alabama at Birmingham

        Birmingham, AL 35294

Board Certifications

2006, ABIM  Diplomate in Internal Medicine
2008, ABIM  Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Pulmonary Diseases
2009, ABIM  Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine


Medical School:  Ignacio A. Santos School of Medicine-ITESM,
Monterrey, Mexico 1991-1997

Residency:  Hospital San Jose-ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico 1999-2003
Internship/Residency:  Cleveland Clinic, 2003-2006
Fellowship:  Cleveland Clinic, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, 2006 - 2009


Contact Information

Campus Address: 625 19th ST S
Academic Office location: JT 1102
Office Phone: (205) 934-7458
Office Fax (Academic): (205) 975-9792
TKC Clinic Phone: (205) 801-7545
TKC Clinic Fax: (205) 802-8231
Email Address: diaze@uab.edu
Beeper: 7261


Brief Bio

Dr. Diaz-Guzman completed his medical training in July 1997 from the Ignacio A. Santos School of Medicine-ITESM in Monterrey, Mexico.  He completed Internal Medicine training and served as Chief Resident for the Internal Medicine program at the Hospital San Jose-ITESM in Monterrey Mexico between 1999 and 2003.  Subsequently, he completed an Internal Medicine Residency and a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, where he dedicated his last year of fellowship to lung transplantation training.  Dr. Diaz-Guzman was appointed as faculty at the University of Kentucky in 2009, where he served as the Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program and Co-Director of the ECMO program between 2011 and 2013. Dr. Diaz-Guzman joined the faculty of the Division of Pulmonary UAB as Associate Professor and Medical Director of the Lung Transplant program in 2013.


Clinical Interests 

Lung Transplantation, Extracorporeal Life Support Technologies


Academic & Research Interests 

Lung Transplantation, ECMO, End-Stage Lung Diseases


Key Publications

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to pulmonary transplantation.  Hoopes CW, Kukreja J, Golden J, Davenport DL, Diaz-Guzman E, Zwischenberger JB. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jan 10

The evolution of extracorporeal life support as a bridge to lung transplantation. 
Diaz-Guzman E
, Hoopes CW, Zwischenberger JB.  ASAIO J. 2013 Jan-Feb;59(1):3-10.

doi: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e31827461c2.  PMID: 23271390 [PubMed - in process]

Mechanical support for pulmonary veno-occlusive disease: combined atrial septostomy and venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.  Hoopes CW, Gurley JC, Zwischenberger JB, Diaz-Guzman E.  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Autumn;24(3):232-4

Lung function and ECMO after lung transplantation.  Diaz-Guzman E, Davenport DL, Zwischenberger JB, Hoopes CW.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Aug;94(2):686-7

Lung transplantation in patients with coal workers' pneumoconiosis.  Hayes D Jr,
Diaz-Guzman E, Davenport DL, Zwischenberger JB, Khosravi M, Absher KJ, Hoopes CW.
Clin Transplant. 2012 Jul-Aug;26(4):629-34

Interpreting lung function data using 80% predicted and fixed thresholds identifies patients at increased risk of mortality.  Mannino DM, Diaz-Guzman E. Chest. 2012 Jan;141(1):73-80. doi: 10.1378/chest.11-0797. Epub 2011 Jun 9.

Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and mortality in the U.S. population. Diaz-Guzman E, Khosravi M, Mannino DM.  COPD. 2011 Dec;8(6):400-7

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