Faculty

  • Athanasuleas Constantine Cardiothoracic

    Professor

    Areas of Interest
    coronary artery bypass, aortic surgery and valvular surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

  • Bellot Chris Cardiothoracic

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    adult cardiac surgery, surgical critical care

  • Dr. Guerard W. ByrneAssociate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    xenotransplantation

  • Cleveland David Cardiothoracic

    Associate Professor
    Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program

    Areas of Interest

    complex congenital heart disease, fetal intervention, adult congenital heart disease, outcomes research

  • Dabal Robert Cardiothoracic

    Chief, Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
    A.D. Pacifico, M.D., Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery
    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    pediatric cardiac surgery, quality improvement and outcomes research

  • James Davies, M.D.

    Division Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery
    John W. Kirklin Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery
    Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery
    Surgical Director of the Cardiothoracic Operating Room
    Chief Cardiothoracic Surgery, Birmingham Veterans Hospital
    Professor

    Areas of Interest
    adult cardiac surgery, cardiac valvular disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, outcomes research

  • Dr. James Donahue

    Associate Professor
    Section Chief, Thoracic Surgery
    James H. Estes Family Endowed Chair for Lung Cancer Research in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Areas of Interest
    Lung and esophageal cancer surgery, chest wall surgery, tracheal resection and reconstruction, mediastinal tumors, outcomes research, airway disorders, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, lung nodules, mediastinal tumors, chest wall tumors, malignant pleural effusions, pneumothorax, esophageal disease (benign)

  • George James Cardiothoracic

    Professor
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Cardiovascular Surgical Research Chair

    Areas of Interest
    immune regulation of post-transplant vascular disease and allograft rejection, transplantation and heart failure outcomes research

  • Holman 17

    Professor
    Chief, Surgical Services, Birmingham VA Medical Center
    Assistant Program Director, Cardiothoracic Residency

    Areas of Interest
    adult cardiac surgery, surgery for heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and surgery for heart failure, surgical education

  • Hoopes Charles Cardiothoracic

    Professor
    Chief, Section of Thoracic Transplantation
    Director, Lung Transplantation

    Areas of Interest
    thoracic transplantation, ambulatory ECMO systems for patients awaiting lung transplantation, microbiome in pulmonary transplantation

  • Kirklin James cardio

    Professor
    James K. Kirklin Endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Director, KIRSO

    Areas of Interest
    health services research, surgical outcomes

  • David Mauchley

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    complex congenital heart disease, fetal intervention, adult congenital heart disease, outcomes research, xenotransplantation research

  • Dr. Christopher McGregorProfessor

    Areas of Interest
    xenotransplantation, heart transplantation, atherosclerosis

  • Dr. John M. McKinney Jr.

    Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Erik Orozco-HernandezInstructor

    Areas of Interest
    mechanical circulatory support, ventricular assist devices, heart transplant, adult cardiac surgery, vascular and endovascular Surgery

  •  Rudraraju cropAssistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    outcomes research, heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, health informatics, machine learning, collaborative learning, graph databases

  • Dr. Sara J. Pereira

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    adult cardiac surgery, reoperative cardiac surgery, valve surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

  • Dr. Benjamin Wei

    Associate Professor
    Assistant Program Director, Cardiothoracic Residency

    Areas of Interest
    robotic-assisted and video-assisted thoracic surgery, lung and esophageal cancer surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease, paraesophageal hernias, esophageal motility disorders

  • Dr. Rongbing XieAssistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    optimizing health care delivery systems, evaluating comparative effectiveness of surgical interventions, statistics, econometrics, simulation modeling, clinical outcomes research