FacultyPhotoOReillyAssistant Professor

Areas of Interest
COPD, Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis

Dr. O'Reilly completed his medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (1986-1992).  His internship and residency were accomplished in Dublin teaching hospitals (1992-1995) and at Boston University (1996-1998), followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1998-2001).  Dr. O'Reilly has a longstanding interest in basic and translational research in the lung.  During his fellowship, he worked in the laboratory of Professor Sadis Matalon in the UAB Dept. of Anesthesiology Research, studying innate immunity and acute lung injury.  He has been a co-investigator in the NIH COPD clinical research network since 2002.  In 2005, Dr. O'Reilly began work in the laboratory of Professor J Edwin Blalock, studying the role of matrix fragments in neutrophilic airway inflammation, with a particular emphasis on COPD.  Dr. O'Reilly is a co-investigator on several NIH grants and was recently awarded a career development award (K08) by the National Institutes of Health.

Education & Training

Medical School
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School, Dublin, Ireland

St.Vincent's Hospital , Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, Registrar in Pulmonary Medicine, St.Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Resident in Internal Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA

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

Contact Information


MCLM 876

Office Phone
(205) 975-6770

(205) 934-1721

Beeper #
Brynn Sharp
(205) 934-7941

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