FacultyPhotoDunlapProfessor Emerita

Areas of Interest
Mycobacterial Diseases, Economic and Quality Impact in Healthcare Delivery, Use of Information Technology in Healthcare, Change Management

Nancy E. Dunlap, MD, PhD, MBA, completed her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in1981. She received an A.B. in Biology from Wellesley College in 1977, a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1991, and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2008. She has practiced medicine in the field of pulmonary critical care for over 25 years and held executive positions in two academic medical centers, most recently as Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. She served as the Medical Director for the Alabama Department of Public Health and Vice President of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System. Throughout her career, she worked to improve healthcare quality and outcomes through more efficient patient care delivery processes and information technology. She is a Scholar in the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy.

Education & Training

Medical School
Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Contact Information


LHL 428

Office Phone
(205) 996-9080

(205) 934-6229

Committed to exceptional care, scientific discovery, and outstanding training in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

We provide treatment options for respiratory, pulmonary, vascular, and allergic disorders. Our NIH-funded projects are continually growing and many of our faculty members serve in national pulmonary medicine leadership positions. We also participate in networks like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Therapeutics Development Network and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Care Network. We are proud of our collaborative environment, and we are eager to share our knowledge with you.


Our programs, supported with over $20 million in funding, are nationally ranked. Through partnerships with the Southern Research Institute, the Center for Clinical Translational Science, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, and the Airways Clinical Research Centers Network, we have made multiple breakthroughs.


UAB provides comprehensive training programs for all aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Our Fellowship program provides tracks for physician-scientists and clinician-educators. Our NIH-funded T-32 Training Program fosters careers in academic medicine.

Patient Care

The experienced pulmonary, allergy, and critical care experts at UAB offer patients the most advanced care possible, utilizing personalized medicine approaches.