Dr. Heather C.James
Dr. Heather C. James is a board certified allergist/immunologist, who joined Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Specialists, after completing her subspecialty training at Saint Louis University and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospitals in June 2004. She has always been the consummate student, graduating first in her class at Batesville High School and at Lyon College both in Batesville, Arkansas. The Summa cum Laude graduate was awarded Lyon College’s most prestigious honor, the Coffin Medal, in 1994. Leaving her small home town for the first time, Dr. James went to the University of Arkansas College of Medicine in Little Rock . Dr. James continued her scholarly achievements, once again graduating at the top of her class and earning the Ebert Award for Internal Medicine in 1998.
She chose to continue her medical education as an internal medicine resident in Little Rock close to her family. She then stayed an additional year as Dr. Thomas Andreoli’s Chief Medical Resident. Upon completion of subspecialty training in St. Louis, Dr. James moved to Huntsville to start her practice. Shortly after moving to Huntsville, Dr. James received one more bit of good news from her alma mater Lyon College. She had been selected to receive the Patterson Decade Award 2004 based upon her academic and professional achievements since college graduation. Besides medical school and residency, Dr. James has published papers on food allergy, drug allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency.
While Dr. James’s residency training was in adult internal medicine, her subspecialty training was an excellent mix of adult and pediatric allergy, asthma and immunology patient care at Saint Louis University and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospitals. At Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology Specialists she sees all ages of patients and often entire families.
Dr. James is a member of the Alabama and Madison County Medical Societies, and the Alabama Allergy Society. She is past president of the Alabama Society of Allergy and Immunology. She has been a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the prestigious national medical honor society, since her third year of medical school. She is diplomat of the American Board of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. She is a fellow of both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
Dr. James serves as volunteer faculty for University of Alabama Birmingham, Huntsville and participates in education and training of medical students and residents.
She, her husband Mark, and 2 daughters reside in Huntsville and are members of Southwood Presbyterian Church. They enjoy family time whether it is playing outside, hiking, swimming, reading books, or watching a movie. Mark is an engineer at Northrop Grumman.