Richard DeShazo, MD, Allergy & Immunology, Birmingham, AL, University of Mississippi Medical Center


Allergy & Immunology Birmingham, AL

Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Emeritus,University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Professor of Medicine (Adjunct) University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham

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    Birmingham, AL 35255
    Phone(601) 506-1397
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  • After over 20 years as a department of medicine chair, I have returned home to Alabama. I am an Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics from UMMC and an Adjunct Professor at UAB. I continue to work as an academic physician and journal editor with a clinical practice in teaching clinics. My major interest is in fundraising for medical student scholarships and improving diversity, equity and inclusion in our profession.

Education & Training

  • Walter Reed Army Medical CenterFellowship, Allergy and Immunology, 1974 - 1977
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Walter Reed Army Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1972 - 1974
  • University of Alabama Medical Center
    University of Alabama Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1971 - 1972
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine
    University of Alabama School of MedicineClass of 1971

Certifications & Licensure

  • MS State Medical License
    MS State Medical License 1997 - 2021
  • LA State Medical License
    LA State Medical License 1980 - 2018
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 1978 - 1982
  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 1977 - 1983
  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 1976 - 2021
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 1974 - 2000
  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology Allergy & Immunology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Rheumatology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2010
  • Master American College Physicians, 2000
  • Founder's Medal SSCI, 2000
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Publications & Presentations



  • American College of Physicians: Mississippi and Louisiana Chapters Scientific Meeting 2012 
    American College of Physicians, Point Clear, Alabama - 9/6/2012


Press Mentions

  • The Racial Divide Here at Home
    The Racial Divide Here at HomeFebruary 05, 2019 20:04
  • The Racial Divide Here at Home
    The Racial Divide Here at HomeAugust 24, 2018 17:35
  • What's Really in Your Chicken Nuggets?
    What's Really in Your Chicken Nuggets?August 07, 2018 17:54
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Grant Support

  • Evaluation Of Immunopathogenesis Of AsbestosisNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute1985

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