PITTMAN, JAMES A., JR., 1927-2014


Physician; professor of medicine.  Born April 12, 1927, Orlando, Florida.  Married–Constance Ming-Chung Shen.  Children–two. Education–B.S., Davidson College; M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1952. Came to UAB as  resident in 1956;  Chief Resident, 1957-58; joined the UAB faculty in 1959; Dean of the School of Medicine, UAB, 1973-1992.  Member of many professional organizations and boards.  Published articles in professional journals. Named a distinguished professor at UAB, and a distinguished alumnus by the Alabama Medical Alumni Association. Awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by Davidson College in 1980 and by UAB in 1982. Elected to Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame and Alabama Academy of Honor.  The Pittman Scholars program, supporting the research efforts of junior faculty, was created in his honor. Died January 12, 2014.


Bhamwiki; Alabama Academy of Honor website


Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Diseases.  F. A. Davis, 1964.

Tinsley Harrison, M.D., Teacher of Medicine.  New South Books, 2013.