James Galbraith, M.D.
Department of Emergency Medicine
Areas of expertise:
- Emergency medicine
- HIV testing and prevention
- Hepatitis C testing and prevention
- Opioid abuse
- Needle sharing programs
- HIV post-exposure prophylaxis for victims of sexual assault
Galbraith led the implementation of non-targeted, opt-out HIV screening in the UAB emergency department, an effort that has provided HIV screening to more than 65,000 individuals and identified more than 350 HIV infections, including acute HIV infections though use of a fourth-generation HIV assay.
He also initiated targeted hepatitis C virus screening and linkage to care in the UAB-ED, a program that In the first two years has identified more than 1500 previously unrecognized HCV infections and a high 11.5 percent prevalence of HCV infection among previously unaware members of the baby boom generation.