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UAB — home to prestigious centers for the study of cancer, neuroscience, AIDS, diabetes and more — excels at translating medical discoveries in the lab to revolutionary therapies in one of the nation’s largest academic medical centers. Professionals at UAB Medicine use that knowledge to provide the highest quality care to more than one million patients annually in America’s third-largest hospital and its affiliated clinics.

As the primary training ground for physicians, nurses and other health-care specialists in Alabama, UAB also produces the next generation of professionals who will care for residents in the state and beyond its borders. It is no surprise the 2013 issue of Best Doctors in America features 325 UAB physicians in 65 specialties, putting them among the top 5 percent of clinicians in the country, as voted by their peers.

See how we give people more than health — we give them hope.



  • Loosening the Belts

    UAB scientists are working to treat—and prevent—the South's most pressing health problems

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  • Medical Home

    For six years, UAB medical students have been offering care for the underserved with their own organization, Equal Access Birmingham. Now, the group has opened its own clinic just a few blocks from the UAB campus.

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  • Safe House

    What is it like to live with HIV? James Raper, director of UAB's pioneering 1917 Clinic, talks about the obstacles patients face—and how his staff can help.

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  • The Connected Hospital

    UAB's health-care teams have a silent partner—the high-tech devices transmitting streams of crucial data from each patient's bedside into his or her electronic medical record.

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  • Five Things to Know: Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Heart disease can lead to heart attacks, but UAB's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program can help reduce the risk. Medical director Vera Bittner, M.D., offers five facts about the intervention and describes how cardiac rehab can save lives.

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