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Brad Steenwyk, M.D., C.M.Q.
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
UAB School of Medicine

Subspecialty and areas of interest

Dr. Brad Steenwyk is an associate professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. He joined the faculty in 2004 after completing his anesthesiology residency at UAB. His primary assignments include pediatric cardiac anesthesia, adult cardiac anesthesia, and general anesthesia. Dr. Steenwyk is board certified in Anesthesiology with a sub-specialization certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology. His other interests include simulation, quality improvement initiatives, and clinical research.

Dr. Steenwyk may be reached at or 205-934-7424.

Education and Degrees

UAB School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 2003

Baptist Health Systems, Internship, 2000

UAB School of Medicine, M.D., 1999

Belhaven College, B.S. (Biology), 1994

Professional Societies

Society of Pediatric Anesthesia

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists          

Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists

Recent publications

Nielsen VG, Steenwyk BL, Gurley WQ, Pereira SJ, Lell WA, Kirklin JK.  Argatroban, bivalirudin, and lepirudin do not decrease clot propagation and strength as effectively as heparin-activated antithrombin in vitro. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006 Jun;25(6):653-63

Nielsen VG, Steenwyk BL, Gurley WQ. Contact activation prolongs clot lysis time in human plasma: role of thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor and Factor XIII. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006 Oct;25(10):1247-52

Nielsen VG, Audu P, Cankovic L, Lyerly RT 3rd, Steenwyk BL, Armstead V, Powell G. Qualitative thrombelastographic detection of tissue factor in human plasma. Anesth Analg. 2007 Jan;104(1):59-64

Nielsen VG, Cankovic L, Steenwyk BL. Epsilon-aminocaproic acid inhibition of fibrinolysis in vitro: should the 'therapeutic' concentration be reconsidered? Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2007 Jan;18(1):35-9

Steenwyk BL, Kirklin JK, Gurley WQ, Nielsen VG. The hemostatic history of a 15-month-old child implanted with a Berlin heart left ventricular assist device. Anesth Analg. 2007 Mar;104(3):538-40