James E. Shamiyeh, MD, MSPH, FCCP

“Pulmonary and critical care physicians must always think about lung disease in context of the whole patient. It is rewarding to provide excellent service to patients and their referring physicians.”

Dr. Shamiyeh received the bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He then enrolled in medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, receiving the MD degree in 1994. He graduated with highest honors from both institutions.

He also did an internship and a residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was named chief resident in internal medicine. He earned a Master of Science in Public Health in Clinical Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham while completing a fellowship in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

Dr. Shamiyeh is the recipient of numerous academic and clinical awards and honors. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society at Georgia Tech and he was the recipient of the Pittman Internal Medicine Award for Outstanding Intellectual and Humanistic Achievement. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. 

Dr. Shamiyeh is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine, and he is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the UT Graduate School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He has served in several administrative roles at UTMCK, including Co-Director of the Medical Critical Care unit and he will be Chief of Staff in 2015. He has particular interest in airway disorders including asthma and COPD.


  • BME, Georgia Institute of Technology 1994
  • MD, University of Tennessee Memphis 1998
  • MSPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2005

Internship - Categorical Medicine

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham 1998-1999

Residency - Internal Medicine

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham 1999-2001

Chief Residency - Internal Medicine

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham 2001-2002

Fellowship - Fellowship-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham 2002-2005

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians

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