Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Birmingham VA Medical
Intensive Care Unit

Director, UAB Interstitial Lung Disease Program

Director, UAB Pulmonary and Critical
Care Fellowship Program

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and
Critical Care Medicine
1900 University Blvd., THT-422
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294

Physician Provider Profile

Board Certifications
1993, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
1998, American Board of Internal Medicine
1999, American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
2002, American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care

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

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

Fellowship: Pulmonary & Critical Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Contact Information

Campus Address:

THT 513-A

Academic Office location:

THT 513-A

VA Office location:

6th Floor, Rm-6318

Office Phone (Academic):

(205) 975-5425

Office Fax (Academic):

(205) 934-6229

Office Phone (VA):

(205) 933-8101

Ext 5221 (from off campus)

12-5221 (from on campus)

TKC Clinic Phone:

(205) 801-7545

TKC Clinic Fax:

(205) 801-8231

Email Address:


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Office Assistant:
Amy Patillo
Ph: (205) 975-6770
Fax:(205) 934-6229
Study Nurse/Coordinator:
Tonja Meadows, RN
Ph: (205) 934-7630

Fax:(205) 034-7557

Clinical Assistant:
Mae Stewart, CST
Ph: (205) 934-7630
Fax:(205) 934-7557

Brief Bio

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.

Clinical Interests
Dr. de Andrade has had a particular interest in the clinical evaluation and treatment of interstitial lung diseases, especially idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Academic & Research Interests
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.

Key Publications
Covarrubias M, Ware LB, Kawut SM, de Andrade J, Milstone A, Weinacker A, Orens J, Lama V, Wille K, Bellamy S, Shah C, Demissie E, Christie JD, for the Lung Transplant Outcomes Group. Plasma Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 and Von Willebrand Factor in Primary Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation 2007; 7 (11): 2573-8

King, Jr TE, Behr J, Brown KK, du Bois RM, Lancaster L, de Andrade J, Stahler G, Leconte I, Roux S,  Raghu G. BUILD-1: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Bosentan in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2008; 177(1):75-81

de Andrade J, Olman MA. Coagulation and Fibrinolysis in Lung Injury and Repair. In: Schwarz MI, King TE, eds. Interstitial Lung Disease. Toronto: BC Decker 2010 (in press)

Please click here for Dr. de Andrade's complete publications listing.

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