Granger_WesWesley M. Granger, Ph.D., RRT, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). He is the director of the UAB Respiratory Therapy program and associate professor.

“The award was established in 1998 to recognize those individuals who have made a profound and lasting contribution to the profession of respiratory care and to the AARC,” said Patrick Dunne, MEd, RRT, FAARC, chair of the AARC Fellowship Selection Committee. “Dr. Granger’s advocacy for quality patient care coupled with his numerous voluntary contributions has had a measurable impact on respiratory care.”

Granger has 41 years of experience in respiratory therapy including Clinical and Academic Education positions. He is a scientist in the UAB Lung Health Center and the UAB Minority Health and Research Center. His research interests include Mathematical Modeling of physiologic systems.

Granger received his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. in 1974. He received his doctoral degree in Physiology from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. in 1983. Granger is an active member of the Alabama Society for Respiratory Care, American Association for Respiratory Care, and the American Physiological Society.

Granger will be formally inducted at the AARC’s 57th International Respiratory Congress in Tampa, Fla. in November.