James A. Pittman Jr., MD

Dr. James Pittman has had a long, storied career in the field of medicine. He received his M.D. from Harvard University and served as chief resident in the University of Alabama Birmingham’s Department of Medicine. Pittman became dean of the School of Medicine at UAB in 1973 and served an unprecedented 19 years in the position. He has been named both a distinguished professor by UAB and a distinguished alumnus of the Alabama Medical Alumni Association. During his years as a teaching doctor, he became a friend and mentee of Dr. Harrison. Recognizing the importance of Harrison’s contributions to the field, Pittman spent decades interviewing him and researching his life. This is Pittman’s first book.

Books from Blair

Tinsley Harrison, M.D.: Teacher of Medicine (NewSouth Books)