FacultyPhotoBriggs Professor Emeritus

Areas of Interest
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Dick Briggs received his bachelor of science from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, and his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Following an internal medicine residency and chief residency under Dr. Walter Frommeyer at UAB Hospital, he completed a pulmonary fellowship training and joined the faculty of the School of Medicine at UAB. With the exception of two years in the United States Air Force, his entire academic career has been spent on the faculty at the University of Alabama School of Medicine as a clinician, a distinguished teacher and a clinical scholar.

Briggs has been the president of the American College of Chest Physicians, a founding member and president of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors, chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease Board and a member of the Board of Governors of the American Board of Internal Medicine. In 1995, he received the Breath of Life award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and he was named laureate of the Alabama American College of Physicians.

Education & Training

Medical School
Washington University of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL

Contact Information



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