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Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

The UAB Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Training Program is a unique blend of excellent clinical training and novel clinical-and-laboratory-based research. Our program provides a rich and supportive educational environment where life-long learning skills are acquired and intellectual curiosity is treasured. Our program's primary mission is assisting you in achieving your personal professional goals while acquiring the skills, attitudes and knowledge to function as a pulmonary and critical care physician in the setting of your choice.


We are a very hands-on program rich in opportunities in the broad fields of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. We have a busy ICU service with cross-training in surgical, cardiac and neurology intensive care settings.

Fellows have the opportunity to observe in our Lung Transplantation Program. Our Advanced Lung Disease Service is one of the busiest ECMO providers in the Nation. Our Interventional Bronchoscopy Program exposes fellows to advanced bronchoscopy techniques like endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), medical thoracoscopy, and bronchial thermoplasty (BT).  Clinical programs in environmental medicine, COPD, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, mycobacterial infections, and lung cancer allow our fellows to have exposure to both the clinical and reseach aspects of pulmonary medicine.

Our NIH-funded T-32 Training Program in Lung Biology and Translational Medicine supports 2-3 years of training for M.D. or Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows. Fellows interested in an academic career in any area of Pulmonary or Critical Care medicine may be able to seek Masters’ level degrees in Public Health or Physiology as part of their career development plan. Our division also maintains a biospecimen repository and a comprehensive clinical database to support both fellow-initiated research projects.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is a discipline that embraces a unique blend of medical knowledge, advanced technology, and deep concern for the human element of our patients and profession. Of all the ingredients that have allowed our Division to be so successful in this field, the most important is the high quality of the individuals we have been fortunate to have as faculty, fellows and staff. We are very happy that you have taken the time to study our program and hope you find the information available to be valuable.

UAB PACCM Fellowship Testimonials from UAB School of Medicine on Vimeo.


Program Director 
Tracy Luckhardt, MD

Associate Program Director
George Solomon, MD

Program Coordinator
Heather Fisher, C-TAGME

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