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Dr. Johnson Haynes. Jr., is among physicians at the University of South Alabama named in the most recent US News and World Report's Top Doctors. He is professor of internal medicine and director of the USA Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. Dr. Haynes also serves as assistant dean for diversity and cultural competence at the USA College of Medicine. His interests are in the research and treatment of sickle cell disease. Dr. Haynes is a graduate of the USA College of Medicine and conducted his residency training at the USA Medical Center. Dr. Haynes completed his clinical fellowship in pulmonary medicine at USA, as well as fellowship in pulmonary vascular research at the University of Colorado in Denver.  See more...

The Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program is a 3-year program designed to provide the fellow with the education, training, and clinical skills necessary to pursue an academic career in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Teaching facilities include the USA Medical Center in downtown Mobile and the Mobile Infirmary in downtown Mobile. Providence Hospital in west Mobile also performs sleep studies and is supervised by a pulmonary faculty member certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

All fellows will participate in research during their 3-years of training with the intent to train academic physicians. Extensive research time is provided in order to maximize opportunities for career interests to develop. Fellows may choose mentors and projects ranging from clinical research to basic science research in the Center for Lung Biology on the main USA campus. Fellows are expected to present their research at local and international conferences and prepare manuscripts for publication. Fellows will also be expected to write grant applications whenever appropriate.

To Apply 

There are currently six fellows in our Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Training Program. The University of South Alabama program participates in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).  Two pulmonary/critical care fellowships are available each year on a competitive basis.  ERAS opens to applicants July 1st.  Interviews are conducted from late August through October.  To apply, submit the following via ERAS:

  • Official college, graduate school and medical school transcripts
  • An official record of board scores (NMBE, FLEX, USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX)
  • A program director letter and two other letters of recommendation
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the United States or Canada)
  • Three years of postgraduate training in an accredited internal medicine program in the U.S. or Canada.




If you have additional questions regarding our program, please contact:

Lauren Portis                                           Brian Fouty, M.D.
Program Coordinator                               Program Director

              University of South Alabama Medical Center
                      2451 Fillingim Street, Suite 10-G
                             Mobile, AL  36617
                             (251) 471-7847


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