University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Medicine Ranking

United States Established: 1969 Scholars: 77
Top Scientists Overview

Top scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all top researchers from the Medicine discipline and affiliated with University of Alabama at Birmingham. There are a total of 77 researchers included. The total sum for the h-index values for top scientists in University of Alabama at Birmingham is 6,769 with a mean value for the h-index of 87.91. The total sum of publications for top scientists in University of Alabama at Birmingham is 26,715 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 346.95.

Overview

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a public research university located in Birmingham, Alabama. It was originally established as an extension center in 1936 before it became a four-year institution in 1966. It was granted full autonomy as a university by 1969 and as such became part of the University of Alabama System.

UAB offers around 140 programs through its 12 academic divisions. They offer bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, and professional degree programs across a wide range of disciplines, such as behavioral and social sciences as well as health-related disciplines including public health, medicine, nursing, optometry, and dentistry. The university also offers programs in the areas of business, liberal arts, education, and engineering.

Aside from their top-notch curriculum, the university is also affiliated with one of the biggest academic medical centers in the US, the UAB Health System. The UAB Hospital, which is the only Level 1 trauma center in the state, sponsors residency programs in various medical specialties, including neurology, radiology, anesthesiology, surgery, internal medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Because of this, UAB medical students and graduates need not go far to complete their internship and/or residency.

The University of Alabama in Birmingham was established in 1936 as a response to the rapid growth of the economy and population of the Birmingham metropolitan area. The growing population needed to have access to quality higher education that a university provides. The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa was prompted to build the Birmingham Extension Center, which initially operated in an old house in downtown Birmingham and enrolled 116 students.

In 1945, the University of Alabama’s newly established School of Medicine transferred from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham, subsequently taking over the management of Jefferson and Hillman hospitals. By 1957, the Extension Center’s enrollment increased to 1,856. Training and research grants, as well as fellowships, exceeded $1 million by 1959. The institution also broke ground for a new Children’s Hospital.

In the next decade, it became apparent that the Extension Center was ready to become a university. In 1962, a building for the engineering department was built close to the medical center. A few years later in 1966, the Extension Center was officially merged with the School of Medicine, forming the University of Alabama in Birmingham. By 1969, a legislature for the University of Alabama System was created. The University of Alabama in Birmingham became one of the three four-year institutions in the system.

Not long after, the university experienced exponential growth, from enrolling 396 students in the early 1900s to 6,629 students at the beginning of the 1970s. As of 2018, the university accommodated a record-breaking 38,563 students.

To date, UAB continues to provide a collaborative and progressive learning experience that prepares students for rewarding careers, paving the way for opportunities to lead and promote further development.
World
National
Scholar
H-index
Citations
Publications
1120 World 679 National Paul Muntner

Paul Muntner

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 128 Citations 182,204 668
1217 World 730 National Cora E. Lewis

Cora E. Lewis

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 126 Citations 73,555 666
1320 World 792 National Michael S. Saag

Michael S. Saag

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 124 Citations 77,925 439
1328 World 803 National Suzanne Oparil

Suzanne Oparil

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 124 Citations 133,009 771
1355 World 816 National James O. Hill

James O. Hill

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 123 Citations 82,406 453
1447 World 864 National Richard J. Whitley

Richard J. Whitley

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 122 Citations 57,993 477
1747 World 1027 National George Howard

George Howard

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 117 Citations 69,644 576
1946 World 1133 National Gary Cutter

Gary Cutter

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 115 Citations 50,522 636
2044 World 1190 National William J. Rogers

William J. Rogers

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 114 Citations 57,552 327
2235 World 1303 National Graciela S. Alarcón

Graciela S. Alarcón

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 112 Citations 51,166 603
2242 World 1325 National Irshad H. Chaudry

Irshad H. Chaudry

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 112 Citations 46,743 702
2773 World 1605 National Ricardo Azziz

Ricardo Azziz

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 107 Citations 48,556 425
2908 World 1681 National Kenneth G. Saag

Kenneth G. Saag

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 106 Citations 48,343 492
3157 World 1844 National David K. C. Cooper

David K. C. Cooper

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 104 Citations 36,042 787
3184 World 1843 National Gerald McGwin

Gerald McGwin

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 104 Citations 44,055 686
3405 World 1946 National William E. Grizzle

William E. Grizzle

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 102 Citations 36,540 506
3585 World 2046 National Waldemar A. Carlo

Waldemar A. Carlo

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 101 Citations 48,619 482
3872 World 2194 National Andrzej Slominski

Andrzej Slominski

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 99 Citations 30,695 386
4125 World 2335 National Edward W. Hook

Edward W. Hook

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 98 Citations 28,091 404
4312 World 2439 National Jerry R. McGhee

Jerry R. McGhee

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 97 Citations 29,624 333
4589 World 2556 National Smita Bhatia

Smita Bhatia

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 96 Citations 27,142 416
4964 World 2803 National Kirby I. Bland

Kirby I. Bland

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 94 Citations 31,778 493
5003 World 2832 National John W. Kirklin

John W. Kirklin

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 94 Citations 29,481 372
5097 World 2866 National Robert W. Motl

Robert W. Motl

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 93 Citations 29,832 590
5235 World 2936 National John C. Hauth

John C. Hauth

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 93 Citations 36,628 281
5460 World 3055 National Jeffrey R. Curtis

Jeffrey R. Curtis

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 92 Citations 36,977 574
5522 World 3087 National C. Seth Landefeld

C. Seth Landefeld

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 92 Citations 31,546 195
5595 World 3117 National Robert P. Kimberly

Robert P. Kimberly

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 91 Citations 28,961 235
5666 World 3160 National Charles O. Elson

Charles O. Elson

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 91 Citations 35,577 209
6033 World 3352 National James K. Kirklin

James K. Kirklin

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 90 Citations 32,616 573
6090 World 3396 National Vera Bittner

Vera Bittner

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 90 Citations 35,497 322
6176 World 3426 National Edward Taub

Edward Taub

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 89 Citations 41,033 193
6353 World 3540 National Kathryn L. Burgio

Kathryn L. Burgio

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 89 Citations 28,937 324
6533 World 3606 National Peter G. Pappas

Peter G. Pappas

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 88 Citations 53,612 221
6941 World 3829 National Virginia J. Howard

Virginia J. Howard

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 87 Citations 200,493 382
7189 World 3949 National Santosh K. Katiyar

Santosh K. Katiyar

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 86 Citations 19,691 184
7270 World 4002 National Wendy Demark-Wahnefried

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 86 Citations 31,826 323
7288 World 3996 National Bruce A. Julian

Bruce A. Julian

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 86 Citations 24,162 253
8204 World 4470 National David E. Briles

David E. Briles

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 83 Citations 18,962 240
8349 World 4551 National Herbert Chen

Herbert Chen

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 83 Citations 24,748 486
8369 World 4546 National W. Timothy Garvey

W. Timothy Garvey

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 83 Citations 28,386 248
8413 World 4565 National Holly E. Richter

Holly E. Richter

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 83 Citations 22,974 335
8675 World 4707 National David G. Warnock

David G. Warnock

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 82 Citations 36,060 286
8784 World 4755 National George J. Netto

George J. Netto

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 82 Citations 27,386 393
9087 World 4921 National Cynthia Owsley

Cynthia Owsley

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 81 Citations 24,024 252
9624 World 5196 National Christine A. Curcio

Christine A. Curcio

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 80 Citations 25,233 226
9963 World 5360 National William J. Britt

William J. Britt

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 79 Citations 24,374 204
10307 World 5524 National Gary R. Hunter

Gary R. Hunter

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 79 Citations 19,523 277
10569 World 5649 National Alfred A. Bartolucci

Alfred A. Bartolucci

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 78 Citations 19,634 253
10622 World 5683 National Ronald D. Alvarez

Ronald D. Alvarez

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 78 Citations 17,047 290
11167 World 5966 National Robert C. Bourge

Robert C. Bourge

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 77 Citations 30,382 257
11744 World 6244 National Andrei V. Alexandrov

Andrei V. Alexandrov

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 76 Citations 25,248 283
11942 World 6355 National Victor J. Thannickal

Victor J. Thannickal

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 75 Citations 27,188 201
11998 World 6383 National Erwin G. Van Meir

Erwin G. Van Meir

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 75 Citations 20,376 143
12318 World 6477 National David C. Naftel

David C. Naftel

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 75 Citations 21,859 277
12331 World 6574 National Michael Allon

Michael Allon

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 75 Citations 25,465 230
12599 World 6674 National Richard C. Shelton

Richard C. Shelton

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 74 Citations 23,145 280
12737 World 6757 National Maria B. Grant

Maria B. Grant

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 74 Citations 18,232 278
13203 World 6970 National Craig A. Elmets

Craig A. Elmets

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 73 Citations 24,557 267
13225 World 6969 National Gene P. Siegal

Gene P. Siegal

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 73 Citations 17,815 327
13291 World 6984 National Ravi Bhatia

Ravi Bhatia

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 73 Citations 15,887 262
13403 World 7181 National Michael J. Mugavero

Michael J. Mugavero

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 73 Citations 18,366 278
13415 World 7173 National William W. Andrews

William W. Andrews

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 73 Citations 20,508 181
13443 World 7083 National Robert J. Cerfolio

Robert J. Cerfolio

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 73 Citations 14,210 196
13704 World 7201 National David G. Standaert

David G. Standaert

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 72 Citations 19,257 187
13848 World 7270 National David C. Schwebel

David C. Schwebel

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 72 Citations 120,422 287
14234 World 7485 National Cristina Magi-Galluzzi

Cristina Magi-Galluzzi

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 72 Citations 17,495 263
14501 World 7561 National John D. Mountz

John D. Mountz

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 71 Citations 16,417 237
14643 World 7614 National Moon H. Nahm

Moon H. Nahm

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 71 Citations 16,652 210
14812 World 7674 National Jerzy P. Szaflarski

Jerzy P. Szaflarski

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 71 Citations 16,396 276
15176 World 7860 National James M. Shikany

James M. Shikany

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 71 Citations 14,677 258
15213 World 7939 National Namasivayam Ambalavanan

Namasivayam Ambalavanan

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 71 Citations 15,794 256
15374 World 7975 National Suzanne M. Michalek

Suzanne M. Michalek

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 70 Citations 13,912 213
15593 World 8050 National Martin E. Young

Martin E. Young

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 70 Citations 16,648 172
15600 World 8087 National Laurence A. Bradley

Laurence A. Bradley

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 70 Citations 15,608 178
15751 World 8177 National John W. Baddley

John W. Baddley

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 70 Citations 18,285 177
15869 World 8278 National Mark T. Dransfield

Mark T. Dransfield

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 70 Citations 19,157 349
16193 World 8265 National Sergio Stagno

Sergio Stagno

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 70 Citations 20,613 115

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

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