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Investigators and Studies

List of BVAHCS research investigators and studies

Markland

Alayne Markland DO, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Clinician Researcher, Birmingham VA Health Care System | Director of Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinic Center

VA Birmingham health care

Email: Alayne.Markland@va.gov

Varley

Allyson Varley PhD

Research Health Scientist, Birmingham VA Medical Center | Researcher IV, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Implementation Specialist, Heart Rhythm Clinical and Research Solutions

VA Birmingham health care

Email: Allyson.Varley@va.gov

Amit

Amit Gaggar MD, PhD

Staff Physician, Birmingham VA Health Care System | Endowed Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

VA Birmingham health care

Phone:

Email: amit.gaggar@va.gov

Slominski

Andrzej Slominski MD, PhD

Endowed Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama Birmingham | Senior Scientist, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Chemoprevention Program, UAB | Pathologist/Dermatopathologist, Birmingham VA Medical Center

VA Birmingham health care

Email: andrzej.slominski@va.gov

Montgomery

Ann Elizabeth Montgomery PhD

Associate Professor, UAB School of Public Health, Health Behavior, Birmingham, AL Affiliated Investigator, Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Birmingham, AL

VA Birmingham health care

Email: Ann.Montgomery2@va.gov

Anupam Agarwal

Anupam Agarwal MD

Staff Physician, Birmingham VA Health Care System Professor & Director, Division of Nephrology, Executive Vice Dean, UAB School of Medicine

VA Birmingham health care

Phone:

Email: Anupam.Agarwal@va.gov

Carter

Brent Carter MD

Staff Physician, Birmingham VA Medical Center | Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Scientific Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham

VA Birmingham health care

Email: acarter@uabmc.edu

Estrada

Carlos Estrada MD

Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Director, General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Birmingham VAMC, Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine | Senior Scholar and Director, VA Quality Scholar Fellowship Program

VA Birmingham health care

Email: cestrada@uabmc.edu

Lin

Chen Lin MD

Neurologist, Birmingham VA Medical Center | VA Health Science Specialist, Research Development Award (RDA) | Assistant Professor in Vascular Neurology, University of Alabama Birmingham

VA Birmingham health care

Email: clin@uabmc.edu

George Yang, MD, PhD

George Yang MD, PhD

Associate Chief of Staff for Surgical Services, Birmingham VAHCS | Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, UAB

VA Birmingham health care

Email: gyang@uabmc.edu

HSU

Hui-Chen Hsu PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

VA Birmingham health care

Email: hhsu@uabmc.edu

Donahue

James Donahue MD

Staff Thoracic Surgeon, Birmingham VAHCS, Birmingham, AL | Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

VA Birmingham health care

Email: jdonahue@uabmc.edu

Singh

Jasvinder Singh MD, MPH

Endowed Professor, Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology | Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Director, Gout Clinic, University of Alabama Health Sciences Foundation | Staff Physician, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

VA Birmingham health care

Email: jsingh@uabmc.edu

Jed

Jed Ferguson MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, UAB School of Medicine

VA Birmingham health care

Phone: jferguson@uabmc.edu

Jianhua Zhang

Jianhua Zhang PhD

Research Scientist, Birmingham VA Health Care System | Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

VA Birmingham health care

Email: jianhuazhang@uabmc.edu

John Kappes

John Kappes PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UAB | Research Microbiologist, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Research Service

VA Birmingham health care

Email: johnkappes@uabmc.edu

John

John Mountz MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

VA Birmingham health care

Email: john.mountz@va.gov

Lisa Zubkoff

Lisa Zubkoff PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Associate Director for Research, Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Birmingham VA Health Care System

VA Birmingham health care

Email: lisazubkoff@uabmc.edu

DellItalia

Louis Dell’Italia MD

Associate Chief of Staff, Research, Birmingham VA Health Care System

VA Birmingham health care

Phone:

Email: Louis.Dellitalia@va.gov

Mrug

Michal Mrug MD

Endowed Professor of Medicine, UAB | Staff physician, Birmingham VA Medical Center | Co-founder/Director, UAB Polycystic Kidney Disease Clinic, PKD-Tolvaptan Clinic

VA Birmingham health care

Email: mmrug@uabmc.edu

Morris

Melanie Morris MD, FACS, FASCRS

Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Vice Chair Perioperative Services, Department of Surgery, UAB Hospital | Chief of General Surgery, Birmingham VA Medical Center

VA Birmingham health care

Email: msmorris@uabmc.edu

Sanders

Paul Sanders MD

Research Scientist, Birmingham VA Health Care System | Professor of Medicine and Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

VA Birmingham health care

Email: psanders@uabmc.edu

King

Peter King MD

Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Director of Clinical Neurophysiology, BVAMC | Chief, Neurology, Birmingham VA Health Care System

VA Birmingham health care

Email: phking@uabmc.edu

Samant

Rajeev Samant PhD

Research Scientist, Birmingham VA Health Care System | Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

VA Birmingham health care

Email: rajeevsamant@uabmc.edu

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Stefan Kertesz MD

Professor of Medicine, UAB Heersink School of Medicine Professor, UAB School of Public Health | Clinician Researcher, Birmingham VA Health Care System | Program Director, Homeless Patient-Aligned Care Team. VA Birmingham Health Care

VA Birmingham health care

Email: stefan.kertesz@va.gov

Sunil

Sunil Sudarshan MD

Professor and Director, Renal Cancer Biology Program, Department of Urology, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Co-Leader, Cancer Biology Immunology Program, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

VA Birmingham health care

Email: ssudarshan@uabmc.edu

Lee

Timmy Lee MD, MSPH

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Vice Chair Research, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Section Chief, Nephrology, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

VA Birmingham health care

Email: tclee@uabmc.edu

YabingChen_

Yabing Chen PhD

VA Research Career Scientist , Birmingham VA Health Care System Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

VA Birmingham health care

Email: yabingchen@uabmc.edu

Graham

Zachary Graham PhD

Research Health Science Specialist, Birmingham VA Medical Center | Affiliate Asst. Professor, Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology UAB | Associate Scientist, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine

VA Birmingham health care

Email: zgraham@uab.edu