Maio, Danila, MD, MSc, MSPHAssociate Professor
Ambulatory Clinical Director, Rheumatology


Faculty Office Tower, room 838
510 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294-3408

Patient care telephone: (205) 996-7438
Patient care fax: (205) 583-8060

Administrative Assistant:
Patricia Taylor
Telephone: (205) 996-5602
Fax: (205) 934-4198


MD, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Internship (General Medicine), “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
MSc (Microbiology), University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago-Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
Clinical Rheumatology Fellow, University of Alabama at Birmingham
MSPH (Epidemiology), School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduate Certificate in Health Quality and Safety, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Clinical Interests

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Connective tissue associated interstitial lung disease
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Scleroderma


Research Interests

Dr. Danila is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Danila is an implementation scientist and outcome researcher, passionate about improving the quality, effectiveness and processes/delivery of medical care for patients. Her research program focuses on two main areas: i) the design and evaluation of culturally-adapted and literacy-appropriate health care interventions that improve outcomes for patients with chronic conditions; and ii) the development and implementation of strategies to assist physicians and other health care professionals in engaging in shared decision making and evidence-based clinical practice.

Dr. Danila is also interested in the redesign of healthcare delivery processes, decreasing healthcare costs and increasing value-based medical care. She has been actively involved as volunteer for the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). She served on the ACR Insurance Subcommittee (ISC) from 2012-2016.



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