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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address NHB 320 Zip 0016
Phone  (20-5) -388
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Undergraduate  University of Virginia    1979  Bachelor of Arts w/High Distinction 
Medical School  Universtiy of Virginia    1983  Doctor of Medicine 
Graduate  University of Alabama Birmingham    1984  Division of General Surgery 
Residency  University of Alabama Birmingham    1988  Division of General Surgery  

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Gen Surg Trauma Section Professor
Secondary  Anesthesiology   Anesthesiology Chair Office Assistant Professor
Secondary  Civil, Construction & Environmental Egr  Civil, Construction & Environmental Egr Associate Professor
Center  Integrative Center for Aging Research  Integrative Center for Aging Research Professor
Center  UAB Ctr for Study of Community Health  UAB Ctr for Study of Community Health Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Waiting to be Seated 

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Loring W. Rue received his medical degree in 1983 at University of Virginia School of Medicine and went on to complete his postdoctoral training in general surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center. Dr. Rue served as a Staff Surgeon in the U.S. Army Medical Corps at the Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and was a Burn Team Leader during the 1991 Gulf War. In 1992 Dr. Rue joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and currently holds the John H. Blue Chair in General Surgery. He served as the Director of the Division of Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care for 19 years before stepping down in 2014. In 1999, he founded and continues to direct the Center for Injury Sciences at UAB, which spearheads the Department’s research and education mission in the field of trauma. He holds secondary appointments in Anesthesiology, the School of Public Health, and the School of Engineering. He has held several leadership positions in the past including Assistant Chief of Staff and Interim Chief of Staff for UAB Hospital, as well as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the UAB School of Medicine and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Surgery. Additionally, he chaired the UAB Health System OR Executive Management Committee from 2005 to 2014. In 2013, Dr. Rue was appointed as the UAB Health System Senior Vice President for Quality, Patient Safety and Clinical Effectiveness. The following year, he was named the first Chief Medical Officer for the UAB Health System.

Research/Clinical Interest
Dr. Rue’s clinical and research interests include trauma system development and outcomes as well as quality, patient safety and clinical and operational effectiveness.

Trauma, automotive safety