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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address LHRB 406A Zip 0006
Phone  (205) 934-0313
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med - Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care Professor
Secondary  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Johnson received his formal training at Vanderbilt University (BA, 1976, MD, 1980). He then did his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Brooke Army Medical Center. He remained there on the faculty and held a number of leadership positions to include Director of the MICU, Director of the Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency, and Assistant Chief of the Department of Medicine. In 2000, Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at UAB, and in 2002 he became Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. In 2003, he became Associate Director of the Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship. In 2004, he was promoted to Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics. In 2005, he became Director of the MICU and became the first Charles and Alice Hohenberg Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In 2006, Dr. Johnson received the UAB Presidentís Award for Excellence in Teaching for the School of Medicine and became the Associate Chief of Staff for Critical Care Services.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation     
American College of Chest Physicians  Fellow   
American College of Physicians   Fellow   
American Thoracic Society (1988-Present)     
Society of Critical Care Medicine     

Research/Clinical Interest
Mechanical Ventilation Critical Care Performance Improvement

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Johnson JE. Which exercise test should be used for patients with symptomatic COPD? Chest 126: 668-70, 2004.   
Dransfield MT, Johnson JE. A mycotic pulmonary artery aneurysm presenting as an endobronchial mass. Chest 122: 1610-2, 2003.   
Johnson JE, Gavin DJ, Adams-Dramiga S: Effect of training with heliox and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation on exercise ability in patients with severe COPD. Chest 122: 464-72, 2002.   
Morris MJ, Grbach VX, Deal LE, Boyd SYN, Morgan JA, Johnson JE: Evaluation of exertional dyspnea in the active daily patient: the diagnostic approach and the utility of clinical testing. Military Medicine 167:281-8, 2002.   
Morris MJ, Peacock MD, Mego DM, Johnson JE, Anders GT: The risk of hemorrhage from transbronchial biopsy due to pulmonary hypertension in interstitial lung disease. J Bronchology 5:117-21, 1998.    
Stoll BC, Ashcom TL, Johns JP, Johnson JE, Rubal BJ: Effects of atenolol on rest and exercise hemodynamics in patients with mitral stenosis. Am J Cardiol 75:482-4, 1995.    
Morris MJ, Peacock MD, Lloyd NC, Johnson JE: Recurrent bilateral spontaneous pneumothoraces associated with pulmonary angiocentric immunoproliferative lesion. South Med J 88(7):771-5, 1995.    
Johnson JE, Peacock MD, Hayes HA, Morris MJ, Anders GT, Blanton HM: Forced expiratory flow is reduced by 100% oxygen in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. South Med J 88:443-9, 1995.    
Brassard JM, Johnson JE: Paradoxical response of dead space ventilation to exercise in unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery. Chest 103:2930-5, 1993.    
Loube DI, Johnson JE, Weiner D, Anders GT, Blanton HM: The effect of forceps size on the adequacy of specimens obtained by transbronchial biopsy. Am Rev Respir Dis 148:1411-3, 1993.    
Peacock MD, Johnson JE: Utilization of acute bronchodilator responses in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to predict the relative efficacy of individual agents. Chest 101:1552-7, 1992.    
Anders GT, Linville KC, Johnson JE, Blanton HM: Evaluation of the float sign for determining adequacy specimens obtained with transbronchial biopsy. Am Rev Respir Dis 144:1406-7, 1991.    
Johnson JE, Slife DM, Anders GT, Bailey SR, Blanton HM, McAllister CK, Latham RD: Cardiac dysfunction in patients seropositive for the human immunodeficiency virus. West J Med 155:373-9, 1991.    
Berdine GG, Johnson JE, Dale D, Lehr JL: Inspiratory flow rate and dead space in dogs. J Appl Physiol 68:1228-32, 1990.    
Berdine GG, Dale D, Johnson JE, Lehr JL: Diffusivity dependence of multiple breath washouts of the lung periphery. J Appl Physiol 68:76-83, 1990.    
Johnson JE, Anders GT, Hawkes CE, LaHatte LJ, Blanton HM: Bronchoalveolar lavage findings in patients seropositive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Chest 97:1066-71, 1990.    
Johnson JE, Anders GT, Blanton HM, Hawkes CE, Bush BA, McAllister CK, Matthews JI: Exercise dysfunction in patients seropositive for the human immunodeficiency virus. Am Rev Respir Dis 141:618-622, 1990.    
Anders GT, Johnson JE, Bush BA,Matthews JI: Transbronchial biopsy without fluoroscopy: a seven year perspective. Chest 94:557-560, 1988.