James Hackney, MD, Pathology, Birmingham, AL, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Pathology Birmingham, AL

Hematopathology, Neuropathology, Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology

Associate Professor, Pathology, U of AL Sch of Med

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Education & Training

  • University of Alabama Medical Center
    University of Alabama Medical CenterFellowship, Neuropathology, 2010 - 2012
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemResidency, Fellowship, Hematopathology, 1984 - 1985
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaResidency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1983 - 1984
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
    Ochsner Clinic FoundationResidency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1979 - 1983
  • University of South Alabama College of Medicine
    University of South Alabama College of MedicineClass of 1979
  • Birmingham-Southern CollegeB.S., 1966 - 1970

Certifications & Licensure

  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 1989 - 2021
  • LA State Medical License
    LA State Medical License 1979 - 2020
  • American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology Hematology
  • American Board of Pathology Neuropathology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top MD Consumers Checkbook

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Case Report Long-Term Survival Following Transformation of an Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Secreting Pituitary Macroadenoma to a Silent Corticotroph Pituitary Carcinoma...  
    James R Hackney, Kristen O Riley, Lauren E Rotman, T Brooks Vaughan, ScienceDirect
  • Primary sellar rhabdomyosarcoma arising in association with a pituitary adenoma  
    Duncan VE, Nabors LB, Warren PP, Conry RM, Willey C, Perry A, Riley KO, Hackney JR, Int J Surg Pathol, 1/14/2016
  • Extended disease-free interval of 6 years in the recurrent glioblastoma multiforme patient treat with G207 oncolytic viral therapy  
    Whisenhunt TH JR, Rajneesh KF, Hackney, JR, Markert JM, Oncolytic Virotherapy, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Light chain deposition disease limited to the CNS – Case report and literature review
    Mercado J, Markert J, Meador W, Chapman P, Hackney J, Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, 1/1/2016
  • Localized crystal-storing histiocytosis associated with vertebral compression fracture
    Feldman A, Okor M, Hackney J, Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, 1/1/2016
  • Requirem for a Cabinet Maker (Numb of the Above)
    Doyle JI, Vaphiades, MS, Hackney, JR, Kline LB, Nagia L, 41st NANOS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1/22/2015
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  • Pathology Informatics: The Three Pathways 
    University of Alabama at Birmingham - 1/9/2015
  • Teaching Informatics to House Staff 
    Charleston, SC - 1/8/2015
  • Ki-67 on the web: A browser-based biomarker web application for analysis of Ki-67 proliferation index 
    Chicago, IL - 1/23/2012
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  • Chordoma 
    Palmer CA, & Hackney JR, eMedicine from WebMD.
  • Choroid Plexus Papilloma 
    Palmer CA, Hackney J, eMedicine from WebMD.

Hospital Affiliations