Assistant 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

2008, ABIM  Diplomate in Internal Medicine
2010, ABIM  Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Pulmonary Diseases
2011, ABIM  Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine

Medical School:  American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2001

Internship:  American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2001-2005

  Emory School of Medicine, 2005-2008

Fellowship:  Cleveland Clinic, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, 2008 - 2011

Fellowship:  Cleveland Clinic, Interventional Pulmonary Medicine, 2011 - 2012

Contact Information


Campus Address:


 THT 422

Academic Office location:


 LHRB 321

Office Phone:


 (205) 934-7970

Office Fax (Academic):


 (205) 975-0671

TKC Clinic Phone:


 (205) 801-7545

TKC Clinic Fax:


 (205) 802-8231

Email Address:



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Office Assistant:   

Jessie Daniels                            
Ph: (205) 934-7679

Fax: (205) 996-4699

Brief Bio

Specialty Interests 

Benign and malignant central airway diseases, carcinoid syndrome, endobronchial manifestations of systemic diseases, lung abscess, lung cancer, lung nodules, pleural effusion, tracheoesophageal fistula, tracheomalacia

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
  • Therapeutic (flexible Or Rigid) Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Benign And Malignant Central Airway Diseases
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Endobronchial Manifestations Of Systemic Diseases
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia 


Key Publications

Jaber WS, Santacruz JF, Machuzak MS, Garcha PS, Meli Y, Sahoo D, Gildea TR. Stents in Benign Airway Disease: The Cleveland Clinic Experience over one year period. Presented at The World Congress of Bronchology, 16th Congress, Budapest, Hungary June 13 – 16, 2010

G.F. Araj, R.S. Talhouk, L.Y. Itani, W. Jaber, G.W. Jamaleddine. Comparative performance of PCR-based assay versus microscopy and culture for direct detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Clinical Respiratory Specimens in Lebanon. INT J TUBERC LUNG DIS 2000; 4(9): 877-881.

Pratibha C. Joshi, Ashish Mehta, Wissam S. Jabber, Xian Fan, and David M. Guidot. Zinc Deficiency Mediates Alcohol-Induced Alveolar Epithelial and Macrophage Dysfunction in Rats. Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. Vol. 41, pp. 207-216, 2009

Narula, Tathagat; Jaber, Wissam; Machuzak, Michael S.; Gildea, Thomas R. Acute Central Airway Obstruction: An Occupational Hazard: Aspiration of Crack Cocaine. Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology. 19(2):126-128, April 2012.

W Jaber. Endobronchial Ultrasound TBNA in Diagnosing and Managing Bronchogenic Cysts: A Case Series. Presented at 17th World Congress of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonary.

W Jaber, Dumon Silicone Y-stents in Nonmalignant and Malignant Central Airway Obstruction: the Cleveland Clinic experience. Presented at 17th World Congress of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonary

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