For Referring Physicians


At any time of day, physicians across the country have toll-free telephone access to the world-renowned specialists and staff at UAB through MIST. With just one call, a physician may obtain an immediate medical consultation, arrange a referral, confirm a diagnosis, and arrange for critical care transport services between a remote location and UAB. MIST may also serve as an emergency lifeline to UAB specialists during emergency or crisis situations, and it allows a patient's own physician and UAB doctors to collaborate on follow-up care once a patient has left the hospital and returned home.

Medical Information Service via Telephone (MIST) – (205) 934-6478 or 1-800-UAB-MIST (822-6478)

Physicians are urged to use MIST to refer a new patient to the UAB Health System.

The numbers below are ONLY to be used for questions regarding current patients.


    • Bone Marrow Transplant - (205) 934-1911
    • Breast Health Center - (205) 801-8266
    • Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology - (205) 934-3064
    • Genitourinary Multidisciplinary Clinic - (205) 975-0088
    • Gynecologic Oncology - (205) 934-4986
    • Medical Hematology-Oncology - (205) 934-5077
    • Neurological Oncology - (205) 934-1813
    • Radiation Oncology - (205) 934-5671
    • Surgical Oncology -
      • Dr. Kirby Bland - (205) 975-2391
      • Drs. Marshall Urist or Helen Krontiras - (205) 934-3028
    • Thoracic Surgical Oncology - (205) 934-5937