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Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine


The Program for Environmental & Translational Medicine's mission is to advance research, scholarship, education and clinical care in environmental medicine by providing a catalytic platform for scientists and clinicians to integrate basic science, translational research, and community outreach.


This program embraces UAB's strong commitment to improve the health of the people of Birmingham and Alabama. Our goal is to lead the way in a venue for patients with diseases secondary to environmental exposures and in innovative and catalytic translational research.

About Our Practice

The Environmental and Translational Medicine Program focuses on bench-to-bedside translational science to develop new approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases caused or accelerated by pollution. The Environmental and Translational Medicine Program will bring together a spectrum of disciplines to address this challenge and educate the community on air, water and soil pollution and its relationship to health.

Contacting the Program for Environmental and Translational Medicine

To contact the Environmental & Translational Medicine Clinic, please visit https://www.uabmedicine.org/patient-care

In order to expedite the scheduling and evaluation process, please forward the following documents to our office as soon as possible:

1. Last clinic note or referral letter

2. Pulmonary function tests (PFTs)

3. Chest X-rays and CT scans - upload films to a CD and attach reports

4. Lung biopsy slides and reports, if available.

After the clinic visit and once all the data is reviewed, including any prior biopsies, you will receive either a letter from one of our physicians or a copy of the patient's clinic visit note.

Veena Antony, M.D., Environmental and Translational Medicine Program Director