Faculty Profiles: James Bonner MD

James A. Bonner, M.D.

Merle M. Salter Endowed Professor & Chairman
University of Alabama Health Services Foundation President

Research Interests:

“I have had a long research interest in methods of enhancing radiosensitization such as combinations of chemotherapy or targeted therapy with radiotherapy. My current laboratory interests are directed at the development of single chain antibodies that target the epidermal growth factor receptor and can be delivered in a gene therapy approach.”


Catina Diggs:
Phone: 205-934-2761
Email: cdiggs@uabmc.edu

Gwen Sims
Phone: (205)934-7185
Email: gesims@uabmc.edu

Physical Location:
Hazelrig-Salter Radiation Oncology Center
1700 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249
Education and Postdoctoral Training:
  • BA Duke University, 1981 Phi Beta Kappa
  • MD Wayne State University, School of Medicine, 1985
  • Internship-Henry Ford Hospital, 1985-1986
  • Residency and Laboratory Research year-University of Michigan, 1986-1990
  • Faculty appointment-Mayo Clinic, 1990-1998
  • Faculty appointment and Chairman-UAB, 1998-present

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Awards / Honors:

  • American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Fellow, 2011
  • Chaired the Conference on HPV and Cancer for the Lancet Oncology, 2010
  • Recipient of the Birmingham Business Journal Who's Who in Healthcare: 2002,2007
  • Awarded one of the Top 6 contributions to Oncology Research in the year 2006 by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2006
  • Eminent Scientist and Outstanding Scholar of the Year, 2001
  • Merle M. Salter Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 1998
  • Teacher Association of the year, Radiation Oncology and Mayo Fellows, 1994 & 1996
  • Radiological Society of North America Scholar Award, 1992
  • American Cancer Society Career Development Award, 1992
  • Young Investigators Award, Chemical Modifiers of Cancer Treatment Meeting, Paris, France, March 1988
  • Best Scientific Presentation, Routine Spirometry in and Internal Medicine Clinic, American College of Physicians Meeting, Michigan Chapter, Flint, Michigan, April 1986
  • Phi Beta Kappa Duke University, 1981