About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Surgery website located within the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. At UAB, our most valuable tool is our commitment to provide compassionate and comprehensive patient care.

Concern for our patients drives our highly skilled physicians to specialize in a broad range of surgery specialties, from cardiothoracic surgery to urological surgery, and more.

This same concern also compels us to investigate new treatments and technologies and to research the surgical treatment of various disorders and diseases.

 UAB Department of Surgery has earned a national and international reputation for its unique blending of advanced medicine, excellent patient care and research.  In fact, some of our innovative surgical programs are among the largest in the country.

surgery_blandKirby I. Bland, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery

We have performed more than 8,500 kidney transplant and have completed more than 500 heart transplants. Many of our experienced physicians have earned a prestigious listing in the book, The Best Doctors in America as well as recognition in U.S. News & World Report.

This website and its links will introduce you to the Department of Surgery at UAB, its divisions, faculty, specialized centers and programs. We provide you with information about our world renowned research and clinical trials.

If you would like more information about our Surgical Residency Training Program, please feel free to contact us at any time. The Department of Surgery is composed of ten divisions including:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Transplantation Surgery
  • Trauma Burns and Surgical Critical Care 

Surgical procedures are performed within the UAB Hospital and outpatient surgery is performed at The Kirklin Clinic. Pediatric Surgery is performed at Children's Hospital of Alabama.