Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program

Welcome to the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Training Program

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) training program includes two years of clinically-oriented instruction in all aspects of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery.  The resident declares a training track as defined by the Residency Review Committee in the final year.  Completion of training is contingent upon this selection, as the resident develops special expertise in the track chosen.

Previous residents who have completed the Cardiothoracic Residency Program have obtained positions at the University of Iowa, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Chicago, St. Louis University, Boston University, University of Texas at Galveston, University of Washington at Seattle, Georgetown University, Tulane University, and The Cleveland Clinic, while others are in private practice in various cities throughout the United States.

Goal of the cardiothoracic surgery program:
Residents completing the program should attain a Level 4 of Competency on the Thoracic Surgery Milestone evaluation system.

residency curriculum

Additional Links for Residents:

>> Research Opportunities for Residents and Fellows

>> Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA)

>> CTS Net

Questions regarding the program may be sent to Dr. James Kirklin, Program Director:

James K. Kirklin, M.D.
Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Attn: Rebecca Sharritt, Program Coordinator
1900 8th Ave. South, THT 760,
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone:  (205) 934-2536