TheUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System is an academic health center located in Birmingham, Alabama. At UAB, we pride ourselves on being the premier medical facility in the state and region, with healthcare professionals who are second to none. As one of U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals, UAB is a national leader in patient care, research and training. Medical facilities all over the country look to UAB to be a leader in medicine, and we are the largest academic medical center in Alabama and one of the top four largest academic medical centers in the United States.UAB offers state-of-the-art facilities, doctors at the top of their field of expertise and nurses and medical staff who go above and beyond for our patients every day.
UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System. It was established in 1945 as the teaching hospital for the University of Alabama School of Medicine and, today, is one of the four largest academic medical centers in the United States. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital, provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. As a University hospital, UAB Hospital is a major center for clinical research and the home of some of the top medical programs in America.