Medical Director, Birmingham VA Medical Intensive Care Unit

Director, UAB Interstitial Lung Disease Program

Director, UAB Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program

Areas of Interest
Pulmonary Fibrosis, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. de Andrade completed his medical degree in 1990 at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre (UFRGS) where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He came to the United States in 1994 and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and subsequently a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He joined the faculty at UAB in 2000 and has risen to the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. de Andrade established the UAB Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program and serves as the Medical Director of the Medical ICU at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. In 2013 he was appointed Director of the Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program.

Because of his related interest in ILD, Dr. de Andrade has developed a strong clinical research program to study novel therapies for IPF. The UAB Interstitial Lung Disease Program was part of the NIH/NHLBI (IPFnet), which was a network of specialized centers across the country formed by the NIH in order to develop better treatments for IPF. Dr. de Andrade served on a number of committees of the IPFnet and is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Diffuse and Interstitial Lung Disease Network of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is also a member of the Nominating Committee of the Assembly of Clinical Problems of the American Thoracic Society. He is the Director of the UAB Site of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Care Network and he also serves on the Network’s Steering Committee. Dr. de Andrade is the Principal Investigator for the UAB Pulmonary Translational Research and Clinical Database (PTREC)/Pulmonary Biospecimen Repository (in collaboration with Drs. Steven Duncan and Amit Gaggar) which aims to support UAB's clinical and translational research programs.

Education & Training

Medical School
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil and University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, Florida

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

Contact Information


THT 513-A

Office Phone
(205) 975-5425

(205) 934-6229

Beeper #


Amy Patillo
(205) 975-6770

Study Coordinator
Tonja Meadows, RN
(205) 934-7630

Clinical Assistant
Mae Stewart, CST
(205) 934-7630

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