Associate Professor of Medicine

Associate Director, UAB Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program

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

Physician Provider Profile

Board Certifications
2003, American Board of Internal Medicine

2006, American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
2007, American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Medical School:  Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA

Internship & Residency:  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Chief Medical Resident:  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Fellowship:  University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, MI

Masters:  Masters in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, School of Public Health,
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, MI

Contact Information

Campus Address:

THT 513-B

Academic Office location:

THT 513-B

Office Phone:

(205) 934-1283

Office Fax (Academic):

(205) 934-1721

TKC Clinic Phone:

(205) 801-7545

TKC Clinic Fax:

(205) 802-8231

Email Address:


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Office Assistant:  
Amy Patillo

Phone: (205) 975-6770
Fax: (205) 934-6229

Brief Bio
Dr. Luckhardt completed her medical training in May 2000 from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her Internal Medicine training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2003. She was Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa from 2003-2004. She then completed her Pulmonary and Critical Care Training at the University of Michigan. She was appointed as faculty there from 2007 until 2009 when she joined the faculty at UAB. Dr. Luckhardt has also completed a Masters program at the University of Michigan in 2009 in Clinical Research Design and Biostatistics. She has served on the American Thoracic Society Training committee, and on the University of Michigan's Pulmonary Fellow's Education committee.

Clinical Interests
Dr. Luckhardt has particular interests in evaluating and treating patients with interstitial lung disease. She is working to build collaborations with Rheumatology and Cardiology to treat patients with interstitial lung disease and in particular patients with connective tissue disease-associated ILD. Dr. Luckhardt is also the Medical Director of the inpatient Pulmonary services and the Specialty Care Unit and has interest in the management of patients with advanced lung disease and chronic respiratory failure.

Academic & Research Interests
To complement her clinical interest in interstitial lung disease, Dr. Luckhardt has undertaken basic and translational investigations into the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She is principal investigator and co-investigator on multiple industry sponsored clinical trials in IPF and CTD-ILD. She also has a grant from the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation to study frailty as an outcome measure for IPF. She has served as a mentor for several fellows pursuing translational and outcomes based projects in interstitial lung disease.

Key Publications
McMillan TR, Weinberg JB, Vannella KM, Christensen PJ, Fields, WB, van Dyk LF, Toews GB and Moore BB. Exacerbation of Established Pulmonary Fibrosis in a Murine Model by Gammaherpesvirus. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008; 177(7): 771-80.

Hecker L, Vittal R, Jones T, Jagirdar R, Luckhardt TR, Horowitz JC, Pennathur S, Martinez FJ, Thannickal VJ. NADPH Oxidase-4 Mediates Myofibroblast Activation and Fibrogenic Responses to Lung Injury. Nature Medicine.

Luckhardt TR, Bhan U, Stoolman JS, Vannella DV, Coomes SM, Wilke CA, Standiford TJ, Moore BB, Toews GB. TLR9 Signaling Protects from Gammaherpesvirus-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis by Limiting Alveolar Epithelial Cell Apoptosis. J Immunol. 2009

Vannella KV, Luckhardt TR, Wilke CA, van Dyke LF, Toews GB, Moore BB. Latent Herpesvirus Infection Augments Experimental Pulmonary Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009.

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