• Scott Buchalter completed his medical residency and pulmonary fellowship at UAB in the late 1970s and early 1980s, joining the division immediately after his training. After joining as a junior faculty member, he began focused work on the division’s critical care efforts as the medical director for UAB’s MICU. In the early 1990s, Dick Briggs asked Dr. Buchalter and Dr. Randy Young to run the division as co-directors to better serve the division’s growing clinical and research practices. Not long after this new position, Dr. Buchalter was recruited to start critical care programs for the University of Nebraska. Dr. Buchalter did this work for three years, returning to UAB after it was completed. After further work in pulmonary medicine, Dr. Buchalter assumed broader responsibility as UAB Hospital’s Vice President of Chief Strategy and Quality Officer.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Health Information Technology in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety: Literature Review (Preprint) 2019
    2019 Training leaders for a culture of quality and safetyLeadership in Health Services.  32:251-263. 2019
    2019 Erratum: Health information technology in healthcare quality and patient safety: Literature review (JMIR Medical Informatics (2018) 6:2 (e10264) DOI: 10.2196/10264) 2019
    2018 Figure Correction: Health Information Technology in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety: Literature Review (Preprint) 2018
    2018 Health information technology in healthcare quality and patient safety: Literature reviewJMIR Medical Informatics.  20. 2018
    2008 Durable Improvements in Efficiency, Safety, and Satisfaction in the Operating RoomJournal of the American College of Surgeons.  206:1083-1089. 2008
    1998 Stark choices for AHCsAcademic Medicine.  73:839-841. 1998
    1995 Clinical risk factors for pulmonary barotrauma: A multivariate analysisAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  152:1235-1240. 1995
    1995 Invasive diagnostic methods for nosocomial pneumonia: Revisiting the folkloreChest.  108:1492-1494. 1995
    1995 Reflex sympathetic dystrophy following arterial blood gas sampling in the intensive care settingChest.  108:578-580. 1995
    1994 Langerhans' cell histiocytosis associated with Hodgkin's disease: a case report.Journal of the National Medical Association.  86:65-69. 1994
    1994 Natural history and course of acquired lactic acidosis in adultsAmerican Journal of Medicine.  97:47-54. 1994
    1992 A Controlled Clinical Trial of Dichloroacetate for Treatment of Lactic Acidosis in AdultsNew England Journal of Medicine.  327:1564-1569. 1992
    1992 PrefaceClinics in Chest Medicine.  13. 1992
    1992 Pulmonary barotrauma in mechanical ventilation; Patterns and risk factorsChest.  102:568-572. 1992
    1992 Pulmonary complications of transplantationAnnual Review of Medicine.  43:425-435. 1992
    1992 Surgical management of chronic pulmonary thromboembolic diseaseClinics in Chest Medicine.  13:17-22. 1992
    1992 The role of bronchoalveolar lavage in patients considered for open lung biopsyClinics in Chest Medicine.  13:23-31. 1992
    1991 Long-term oxygen therapyChest.  100:544-549. 1991
    1990 Intrapulmonary bronchogenic cyst: spontaneous dissolution?Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  59:20-22. 1990
    1989 Regulation of lactate metabolism in vivo 1989
    1989 Selection of patients with acute pulmonary embolism for thrombolytic therapy. Thrombolysis in pulmonary embolism (TIPE) patient surveyChest.  95:279S-281S. 1989
    1986 Bronchoalveolar Lavage Cell Analysis in Sarcoidosis: A Comparison of Lymphocyte Counts and Clinical CourseAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  465:678-684. 1986

    Research Overview

  • Pulmonary Barotrauma
  • Education And Training

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Internship
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Residency
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1979
  • Full Name

  • Scott Buchalter