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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address HSB 175L Zip 6823
Phone  (205) 934-0502
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Clinical Pathology  Anatomic Pathology Professor Emeritus

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program 

Biographical Sketch 
COLLEGES/POST-GRADUATE TRAINING BS 1967 Hampden-Sydney College, VA MD 1971 University of Virginia, VA 1971-73 Intern in Internal Medicine, Cleveland Metro General Hospital, OH 1975-79 Resident in Anatomic Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, NC 1976-77 NIH Fellow, Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, NC 1978-79 Fellow, Forensic Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, NC MILITARY SERVICE 1973-75 Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps, USNR, Beaufort Naval Hospital HONORS AND AWARDS 1966 Omicron Delta Kappa 1970 Alpha Omega Alpha 1970 Raven Society 2002 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award 2011 Association of Pathology Chairs Distinguished Achievement Award in Graduate Medical Education 2012 Academy of Laboratory Physicians and Scientists Gerald Evans Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Society 2013 Best Doctors in America –Birmingham Magazine December 2013 issue ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS Professor and Vice Chair Section Head, Autopsy Pathology Residency Program Director Coursemaster, Pulmonary Module (MS1), School of Medicine Secondary Faculty, Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Related Professionals Clinical Associate Professor, School of Allied Health/CLS HOSPITAL AND OTHER NON-ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS Laboratory Medical Director, Kirklin Clinic Laboratory Chair, Credentials Committee, University of Alabama Health System Consulting Pathologist, UH Nuclear Medicine Laboratory Associate Coroner/Medical Examiner, Jefferson County, Alabama

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
College of American Pathologists     
American Society of Clinical Pathologists  Past President, Board of Directors   

Research/Clinical Interest
Residency Training – Competency-based residency training in Pathology. Pulmonary Pathology - New treatment protocols for Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis. Forensic Pathology – Using Forensic Pathology analysis models to identify under-reported lethal forces at work upon society and drive the implementation of preventive measures.

Selected Publications 
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deAndrade JA, Christie JD, Alexander, CB, Young KR , McGiffin DC, Zorn G, Jackson RM. Association of reactive nitrogen species metabolites, myeloperoxidase , and airway inflammation in lung transplants. J Invest Med 2001;49(2):166-172.   
Alexander CB. Trends in pathology graduate medical education. Human Path 2001;32(7):671-676.   
Adams JE, Davis GG, Heidepriem RW, Alonso JE , Alexander CB. Analysis of the incidence of pelvic trauma in fatal automobile accidents. Am J Forensic Med Pathol 2002;23(2):132-136.   
Folberg R, Antonioli DA, Alexander CB. Competency-based residency training in pathology: Challenges and opportunities. Human Path 2002;33(1):3-6.   
Baldus S, Eiserich JP, Brennan ML, Jackson RM, Alexander CB, Freeman BA. Spatial mapping of pulmonary and vascular nitrotyrosine reveals the pivotal role of myeloperoxidase as a catalyst for tyrosine nitration in inflammatory diseases. Free Radical Biol Med 2002;33(7):1010-1019.   
Zorn GL Jr, McGiffin DC, Young KR Jr, Alexander CB, Weill D, Kirklin JK. Pulmonary trans-plantation for advanced bronchioloalveolar carcinoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2003;125(1):45-8.   
Aslan M, Ryan TM, Townes TM, Coward L, Kirk MC, Barnes S, Alexander CB, Rosenfeld SS, Freeman BA. Nitric oxide-dependent generation of reactive species in sickle cell disease. J Biol Chem 2003;278(6):4194-4204.    
Adams JE, Davis GG, Alexander CB, Alonso JE. Pelvic trauma in rapidly fatal motor vehicle accidents. J of Orthopaedic Trauma 2003;17(6):406-410.   
Hagood JS, Prabhakaran P, Kumbla P, Salazar L, MacEwen MW, Barker TA, Ortiz LA, Schoeb T, Siegal GP, Alexander CB, Pardo A, Selman M. Loss of Fibroblast Thy-1 expression correlates with lung fibrogenesis. Am J Pathol 2005;167:365-379.   
Smith BR, Wells A, Alexander CB, Bovill E, Campbell S, Dasgupta A, Fung M, et. al. (for the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists). Curriculum content and evaluation of resident competency in clinical pathology (laboratory medicine): A proposal. Am J Clin Pathol 2006;125 (Suppl 1):S5-S7.   
Smith BR, Wells A, Alexander CB, Bovill E, Campbell S, Dasgupta A, Fung M, et. al. (for the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists). Curriculum content and evaluation of resident competency in clinical pathology (laboratory medicine): A proposal. Clin Chem 2006;52(6):917-949   
Smith BR, Wells A, Alexander CB, et. al. for the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists. Curriculum content and evaluation of resident competency in clinical pathology (laboratory medicine): A proposal. Hum Pathol 2006; 37:934-968   
Park YA, Tatum CJ, Reardon JE, Alexander CB, Ho KJ, and Marques MB. Not all Microangiopathic Hemolytic Anemias are Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: A Clinicopathologic Correlation. Am J Clin Pathol 2006; 126(3): 470.   
Alexander CB. Pathology graduate medical education (overview from 2006-2010). Hum Pathol 2011; 42:763-769.   
Robboy SJ, Weintraub S, Horvath AE; Jensen BW; Alexander CB; Fody EP; Crawford JM; Clark JR; Cantor-Weinberg J, Joshi MG, Cohen MB, Prystowsky MB; Bean SM; Gupta S, Powell SZ, Speights VO; Gross DJ; Black-Schaffer WS; and additional members of the Workforce Project Work Group. Pathologist Workforce in the United States I. Development of a Predictive Model to Examine Factors Influencing Supply. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013 Dec;137(12):1723-32.  23738764 
Naritoku, WY, Alexander CB, Bennett BD, Black-Schaffer, Brissette M, Grimes MM, Hoffman RD, Hunt J, Iezzoni J, Johnson R, Kozel J, Mendoza R, Post MD, Powell SZ, Procop GW, Steinberg JJ, Thorsen L, Nestler SP. The Pathology Milestones and the Next Accreditation System. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2014 Mar; 138 (3): 307-15s.  24576024 

Graduate Medical Education, Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis, ACGME Competencies, Forensic autopsy, Medical Autopsy