Health care

UAB — home to prestigious centers for the study of cancer, neuroscience, AIDS, diabetes and more — excels at translating medical discoveries in the lab to revolutionary therapies in one of the nation’s largest academic medical centers. Professionals at UAB Medicine use that knowledge to provide the highest quality care to more than one million patients annually in America’s third-largest hospital and its affiliated clinics. UAB claims many distinctions:

  • Only hospital in Alabama to provide highest certified care for trauma, burn and neonatal patients and solid organ transplants. Only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer in a six-state region and one of two eye-trauma centers in America.

  • Only medical center in Alabama listed among U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” 23 straight years. 

  • The 2013 list recognizes 325 UAB physicians in 65 specialties who are among the top 5 percent of clinicians in the United States, as voted by their peers.



In a word:


Protects.  Shields.  Sustains.  Relieves.  Strengthens.  Frees.  Comforts.  Delivers.  Diagnoses.  Examines.  Ensures.  Reassures.  Fixes.  Negates.  Navigates.  Mitigates.   Pioneers.  Prevents.  Treats.  Heals.  Nurses.  Renews.  Repairs.  Releases.  Restores.  Tends.  Transforms.  Collaborates.  Promises.  Spans.