James R Kilgore, PhD, PA-C

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Program Director, Assistant Professor

SHPB 482 Birmingham AL 35294

Dr. Kilgore is a 1976 graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is a 1981 graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine Physician Associate program. He has a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies and a PhD in Health Care Administration. Dr. Kilgore has served in numerous positions within the Alabama Society of Physician Assistants including President and at the American Academy of Physician Assistants as a BOD member, numerous committee chairs, Political Action Committee Chair and as a member of the Physician Assistant Foundation serving as the President during 2011-12 and 2012-13. Dr. Kilgore has a long career in clinical medicine and research including working in diverse areas such as Nephrology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Family Practice. He has participated in the development and testing of several well-known pharmacological and vaccine products. In his spare time he is an avid pilot and is currently a Search/Rescue pilot at CAP-USAF at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, AL where he serves as Chief of Staff.