Professor of Medicine

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
1530 3rd Avenue So, THT-422
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294

Board Certifications
1984, American Board of Internal Medicine
1988, American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
1989, 1999, 2009, American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Medical School:  Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC,

Internship:  University of Alabama - Birmingham, 1981-1982

Residency:  University of Alabama - Birmingham, 1982-1984

Fellowship:  University of Alabama - Birmingham, 1984-1987

Doctorate:  University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, Ph.D., Microbiology, 1991

Masters:  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, M.B.A., Business, With Distinction

Contact Information

Campus Address:

 BDB 355

Academic Office location:

 BDB 355

Office Phone:

 (205) 934-5059

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:   

Janice Bernauer                               
Ph: (205) 975-6376
Fax: (205) 934-1721

Brief Bio

Nancy E. Dunlap, MD, PhD, MBA, completed her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in1981. She received an A.B. in Biology from Wellesley College in 1977, a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1991, and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2008. Dr. Dunlap is the Department of Medicine Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  In addition to her UAB appointment, Dr. Dunlap was the Medical Director, Alabama Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Program from 1992 to 2001.  She served as Chief of Staff for The Kirklin Clinic (2001-2009) and TKC Chief Operating Officer (2005-2009).

Clinical Interests 

Mycobacterial diseases

Academic & Research Interests

Economic and Quality Impact in Healthcare delivery.
Use of Information Technology in Healthcare
Change management

Key Publications

Benjamin WH, Jr., Lok KH, Harris R,Brooks N, Bond L, Mulcahy D, Robinson N, Pruitt V, Kirkpatrick D, Kimerling ME, Dunlap NE: Identification of a contaminating Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain with a transposition of an IS6110 insertion element resulting in an altered spoligotype. J Clin Microbiol 37(3): 1092-1096, 2000.

Bailey WC, Gerald LB, Kimerling M, Redden D, Brook N, Bruce F, Tang S, Duncan S, Brooks M, Dunlap NE: Predictive Model to Identify Positive Tuberculosis Skin Test Results During Contact Investigations. JAMA 287(8): 996-1002, February 27, 2002.

Haydel SE, Benjamin WH Jr, Dunlap NE, Clark-Curtiss JE: Expression, Autoregulation, and DNA Binding Properties of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis TrcR Response Regulator. Journal of Bacteriology 184(8): 2192-2203, April 2002.

Gerald LB, Tang S, Bruce F, Redden D, Kimerling ME, Brook N, Dunlap N, & WC Bailey (2002). A Decision Tree for Tuberculosis Contact Investigation. AJRCCM 166(8): 1122-1127.

Kempf MC, Dunlap NE, Lok KH, Benjamin WH Jr., Keenan NB, Kimerling ME: Long-term Molecular Analysis of Tuberculosis Strains in Alabama, a State Characterized by a Largely Indigenous, Low-Risk Population. J Clin Microbiol. 43(2): 870-8, 2005.

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