The UAB Department of Medicine, in concert with UAB Hospital, has supported the creation of an Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program. This program is equipped with a team of health care personnel to provide comprehensive, evidence based clinical care for adult patients with cystic fibrosis. The program is supported by a full-time multidisciplinary team made up of 5 physicians, 3 nurse practitioners, a clinical coordinator, a social worker, and a dietitian.  This program is accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and currently cares for over 180 individuals with Cystic Fibrosis.

The Adult Cystic Fibrosis care team, led by Dr. Veena Antony, has developed an integrated practice unit where multiple and multidisciplinary providers can evaluate patients during a single clinic visit and deliver state of the art care. The program works closely with our pediatric colleagues and the greater Cystic Fibrosis community to provide seamless care while developing rigorous quality improvement initiatives with public transparency of outcomes.

The Adult CF Program is also integrated with the UAB CF clinical trials unit, led by Dr. Steven M. Rowe, and the Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center.  The center is recognized internationally for its transformative clinical and basic research, including the development of new therapies for the treatment of this devastating disease.  

For more information contact Dr. Veena Antony:  (205) 975-3258  /  vantony@uab.edu  or visit the Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center website.

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