Enrique Diaz -Guzman web

       Associate Professor of Medicine    

       Division of Pulmonary, Allergy &

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

       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

Residency:  Hospital San Jose-ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico

Internship/Residency:  Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship:  Cleveland Clinic, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, Cleveland, OH

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:




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

Diaz-Guzman E, Hoopes CW, Zwischenberger JB.The evolution of extracorporeal life support as a bridge to lung transplantation. 
ASAIO J. 2013 Jan-Feb;59(1):3-10.
doi: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e31827461c2.  PMID: 23271390 [PubMed - in process]

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

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

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

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

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

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