John Smith, MD, Pathology, Birmingham, AL, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Pathology Birmingham, AL

Chemical Pathology, Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology

Professor, Pathology, University of Alabama School of Medicine

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  • Division Director, Laboratory Medicine

Education & Training

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1982 - 1983
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Brigham and Women's HospitalResidency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1979 - 1982
  • Robert B Brigham HospitalFellowship, Immunology, 1977 - 1979
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
    University of Missouri-Columbia School of MedicineClass of 1974

Certifications & Licensure

  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 1993 - 2021
  • American Board of Pathology Clinical Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology Pathology Recertification

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top MD Consumers Checkbook

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Engaging basic scientists in translational research: identifying opportunities, overcoming obstacles  
    Hobin JA, Deschamps AM, Bockman R, Cohen S, Dechow P, Eng C, Galey W, Morris M, Prabhakar S, Raj U, Rubenstein P, Smith JA, Stover P, Sung N, Talman W, Galbraith R, J Translational Medicine, 1/1/2012
  • Diagnosis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura with normal ADAMTS13 activity and absence of its inhibitor (anti-ADAMTS13 antibodies)  
    Boctor FN, Smith JA, Am J Hematol, 1/1/2008
  • Biomedical informatics and genomic medicine: research and training  
    Tarczy-Hornoch P, Markey MK, Smith JA, Hiruki T, J Biomed Inform, 1/1/2007
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Around the World in 30 Days: Tibet/Nepal/Italy/Spain 
    UAB Laboratory Week and Scholar’s Week - 1/1/2013
  • A Rotary Fellowship: Recollections & Reflections 
    Sunshine Rotary Club, Birmingham, AL - 1/1/2013
  • Contrasts in Leadership and Culture: Egypt and Jordan 
    UAB Laboratory Week - 1/1/2011
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  • Basic Scientists in Translational Research: Identifying Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles 
    Galbraith R, Bockman R, Dechow P, Eng C, Galey W, Morris, M, Prabhakar S, Raj U, Rubenstein P, Smith JA, Stover P, Sung, NS, Talman W, Bethesda:The Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB)
  • Shared responsibility, individual integrity: scientists addressing conflict of interest in biomedical research 
    Furcht L, Bistrian B, Bylund D, Campbell E, Cohen M, Cutting G, Finkelman F, Gussin R, Hammersla A, Johnston J, Kincade P, Palazzo R, Severson J, Sherwood L, Smith J, ..., The Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB), Bethesda, MD

Hospital Affiliations