Dr. Dransfield is Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care. He completed his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997, followed by residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he served as Chief Fellow. He has been on the faculty at UAB since 2003. Dr. Dransfield is also the Ben Branscomb Endowed Chair in Pulmonary Disease and the Medical Director of the UAB Lung Health Center and a member of the both the American Society of Clinical Investigation and Southern Society of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Dransfield's primary clinical interests include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer.
Dr. Dransfield's primary research interest is COPD and he is PI for multiple clinical trials, as well as translational and epidemiological studies, sponsored by the NIH, Department of Defense, American Lung Association, and industry.