The UAB Department of Anesthesiology is a recognized leader in the fields of clinical anesthesia, graduate and postgraduate education, and scientific inquiry through basic and translational research. We employ more than 110 faculty members, 81 CRNAs, 78 residents, 42 administrative staff members, 22 research personnel, 16 NPs, 13 fellows, eight postdoctoral research fellows, five RNs, and 2 PAs.

Clinical

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for faculty positions in cardiothoracic anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. Completion of an ACGME accredited fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology with eligibility for advanced perioperative TEE by the National Board of Echocardiography is required. Academic rank, tenure status, and salary are commensurate with experience and clinical responsibilities. 

The mission of the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology is to deliver high quality anesthetic care to patients and to provide outstanding education to anesthesiology residents and cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellows. Our ACGME accredited adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship currently enrolls three fellows per year. The clinical practice, which is located entirely within the North Pavillion at University Hospital, employs a care team model which is supported by a committed group of nurse anesthetists dedicated to the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. At University Hospital in 2018 there were approximately 1400 adult cardiac cases and 800 thoracic cases performed. The division also provides care for patients undergoing structural heart procedures, lead extractions, and some vascular cases.

All of the anesthesiologists within this division are fellowship trained and maintain diplomate status with the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Echocardiography in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. Anesthesiology faculty perform comprehensive TEEs for all open cardiac surgical procedures and limited TEE coverage for structural heart procedures. The relationship between anesthesiologists, cardiac surgeons, perfusionists, and cardiologists is very collegial, and a weekly multidisciplinary TAVR conference reflects this strong sense of collaboration. Attending anesthesiologists are responsible for the medical direction of the full spectrum of cardiac and thoracic procedures including the following:

CABG (both and on- and off-pump techniques)

Surgical and transcatheter valve replacements

Thoracoabdominal aneurysm repairs with left heart bypass

Ventricular assist device implantation

Heart and lung transplantation

Esophagectomy

VATS and Robotic Lung Surgery

Cannulation procedures for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Structural heart procedures (e.g. Mitraclips, paravalvular leak repairs)

Lead extractions in the electrophysiology lab

Transcatheter endovascular aortic procedures and lumbar drains

High risk non-cardiac surgical procedures

Teaching is at the core of our mission, and multiple members of our division have participated as instructors at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia Perioperative Ultrasound Course. We strive to advance our field, and our department is committed to support basic and clinical research.

Detailed information on the academic and clinical activities of the department are found at http://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology. Please contact Dan E. Berkowitz, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 South 19th Street, JT 926, Birmingham, Alabama 35249-6810 (Email: dberkowitz@uabmc.edu). Additional information can be provided by Ben Tuck, M.D., Assistant Professor, Interim Vice Chair and Director, Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. (Email: btuck@uabmc.edu) UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre-employment drug and nicotine screen to be hired.




Combined Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Intensivists:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for faculty positions in combined cardiothoracic anesthesia-critical care medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. Completion of an ACGME accredited fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology with eligibility for advanced perioperative TEE by the National Board of Echocardiography, and subspecialty certification in Critical Care Medicine is required. Academic rank, tenure status, and salary are commensurate with experience and clinical responsibilities. The Department is a recognized leader in clinical anesthesiology and perioperative care, pain and critical care medicine, graduate and postgraduate education, and scientific inquiry through basic and translational research. The Department employs over 100 faculty members involved in the delivery of patient care and teaching and research activities in addition to more than 80 CRNAs, 90 residents or fellows, and 60 supporting staff members. Approximately 3,000 adult cardiac and thoracic cases are performed annually at UAB involving the complete range of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery procedures (including mitral or aortic valve repair or replacement, high risk myocardial revascularization), percutaneous valve interventions (TAVR,s mitral valve repairs), and procedures for advanced decompensated heart failure including adult heart, lung, heart-lung transplantation, and left ventricular assist devices as bridging and destination therapy. UAB’s multidisciplinary extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program is one of the busiest and most successful in the nation supporting approximately 150 adult & pediatric patients annually. Perioperative management of these patients is provided in our dedicated Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit by critical care anesthesia intensivists, perfusion services, cardiovascular surgeons, pulmonologists, cardiologists, and nurse practitioners. State-of-the-art equipment and advanced monitoring strategies, including continuous and 3-D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), cerebral oximetry, and oximetric pulmonary artery catheters are utilized extensively in the perioperative management of patients.   Detailed information on the academic and clinical activities of the department are found at http://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology. Please contact David Miller, M.D., Vice Chair and Director, Division of Critical Care Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 South 19th Street, JT 926, Birmingham, Alabama 35249-6810 (Email: dwmiller@uabmc.edu). UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre-employment drug and nicotine screen to be hired.

Clinical Anesthesiologists:

Due to growth in anesthetic case volumes, The UAB Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine is seeking board certified anesthesiologists to join our expanding clinical practice within the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology. Subspecialty fellowship training is considered desirable but not required.
The Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology is the largest clinical division within our department providing more than 80000 non-cardiac anesthetics at UAB Hospital, UAB Highlands Hospital and Callahan Eye Hospital last year. Our division is committed to the education of our 100 residents and fellows, thus applicants with a passion for education are given preferential consideration.
UAB Hospital is a tertiary referral center and the only American College of Surgeons-Level I Trauma Center in Alabama with a continually expanding catchment area. As such, we provide a comprehensive array of surgical, interventional and other procedural care. The Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology covers all non-cardiac cases. We have seen significant growth in our provision of regional anesthesia and are especially interested in those with advanced skills in this area. This broad and expanding environment provides an incredible opportunity for clinical research development. The relationships with our surgical and other procedural colleagues are very collegial and interactive. We constantly collaborate to improve the quality of our care and performance of our systems.
In our clinical practice, we utilize a dedicated group of Advanced Practice Providers to perform the majority of preliminary pre-anesthetic evaluations for our outpatient as well as inpatient populations. Our anesthesiologists medically direct our CRNAs and residents. Call is reimbursed separately from our base salary and is therefore readily exchanged, dropped or accepted by our faculty utilizing our innovative online departmental dashboard. Call responsibilities are shared among our faculty members and various models are available. Compensation and benefits are highly competitive.
Hard working individuals with a strong commitment to education and clinical service are highly encouraged to apply. This opportunity will continually challenge a provider’s clinical skills and provide an amazing platform on which to build a career. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including current fellows, are especially encouraged to apply. Academic rank, tenure status, and salary is commensurate with experience.
Detailed information on the academic and clinical activities of the department can be found at http://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology/. Please contact Juhan Paiste, M.D., M.B.A., Executive Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 South 19th Street, JT 804, Birmingham, Alabama 35249-6810, (Email: jpaiste@uabmc.edu). UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre-employment drug and nicotine screen to be hired.

Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for faculty positions in anesthesiology and critical care medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. Completion of an ACGME accredited fellowship in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine with eligibility for subspecialty certification in Critical Care Medicine is required. Academic rank, tenure status, and salary are commensurate with experience and clinical responsibilities. The Department is a recognized leader in clinical anesthesiology and perioperative care, pain and critical care medicine, graduate and postgraduate education, and scientific inquiry through basic and translational research. The Department employs over 100 faculty members involved in the delivery of patient care and teaching and research activities in addition to more than 80 CRNAs, 90 residents or fellows, and 60 supporting staff members. The Division of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine has 20 faculty members managing patients in four ICUs including the Surgical, Neurosciences, and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units. Additionally, we cover a 12-bed, closed medical-surgical ICU at Highlands Hospital which also houses our Perioperative Surgical Home service. We offer an ACGME-accredited fellowship in anesthesiology critical care medicine with five positions per year and a Neurocritical Care fellowship accredited by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. Our Neurosciences ICU is a 36-bed multi-specialty unit with full monitoring capabilities and is a Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Surgical Intensive Care Unit is a modern 20-bed facility managing patients after a myriad of surgical procedures including solid-organ Transplant, Vascular, Gastrointestinal, and Gynecological procedures. Our Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit is a 20-bed unit utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and advanced monitoring strategies, including continuous and 3-D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), cerebral oximetry, and oximetric pulmonary artery catheters in the perioperative management of patients. UAB’s multidisciplinary extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program, located in the CICU, is one of the busiest and most successful in the nation supporting approximately 150 adult & pediatric patients annually. Detailed information on the academic and clinical activities of the department are found at http://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology. Please contact Dan E. Berkowitz, Chair, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 South 19th Street, JT 804, Birmingham, Alabama 35249-6810 (Email: dberkowitz@uabmc.edu). UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre-employment drug and nicotine screen to be hired.

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for faculty positions in the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. Completion of an ACGME accredited fellowship in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, with eligibility for advanced perioperative TEE certification by the National Board of Echocardiography is required. Academic rank, tenure status, and salary are commensurate with experience and clinical responsibilities. The Department is a recognized leader in clinical anesthesiology and perioperative care, pain and critical care medicine, graduate and postgraduate education, and scientific inquiry through basic and translational research. The Department employs over 100 faculty members involved in the delivery of patient care and teaching and research activities in addition to more than 80 CRNAs, 90 residents or fellows, and 60 supporting staff members. In 2015 alone, over 1,000 adult cardiac and 1,400 thoracic surgery cases were performed at UAB, involving a full spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery procedures (including high risk myocardial revascularization (both on- and off-pump), mitral and/or aortic valve repair or replacement, major thoracic aortic surgery, adult congenital cardiac surgery, robotic thoracic surgery), percutaneous valve interventions (transcatheter aortic and mitral valve replacement, MitraClip procedure, paravalvular leak closure), and procedures for advanced decompensated heart failure and end-stage lung disease, including adult heart, lung, and heart-lung transplantation, as well as left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement for both bridge to transplant and destination therapy. UAB’s multidisciplinary extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program is one of the busiest and most successful in the nation, supporting approximately 150 adult & pediatric patients annually. Perioperative management of cardiothoracic surgery patients is provided in our dedicated Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit by a multidisciplinary team including critical care anesthesia intensivists, cardiovascular surgeons, perfusion services, pulmonologists, cardiologists, and nurse practitioners. State-of-the-art equipment and advanced monitoring strategies, including 3-D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), transthoracic echocardiography, cerebral oximetry, and oximetric pulmonary artery catheters are utilized extensively in the perioperative management of patients. Our Division is responsible for the performance and interpretation of all intraoperative TEEs in the cardiothoracic operating rooms. Additionally, the department supports an ACGME approved fellowship program in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, which offers three fellowship positions per year. Detailed information on the academic and clinical activities of the department are found at http://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology. Please contact Dan Berkowitz, Chair, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 South 19th Street, JT 804, Birmingham, Alabama 35249-6810 (Email: dberkowitz@uabmc.edu). UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre-employment drug and nicotine screen to be hired.

Research

We're looking for a full-time research scientist. For more information, visit our job listing.

The Division of Molecular and Translational Biomedicine strives to conduct groundbreaking research, expand extramural support, enhance interactions with our clinical colleagues, and participate in the teaching of graduate and professional students. For more information about joining our efforts, please contact Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., Dr.SC. (Hon.), at smatalon@uabmc.edu, or 205-934-4231.

Advanced Practice Professionals

The department is home to approximately 81 CRNAs, 16 NPs, five RNs, and two PAs. To see the current job listings for the Division of Community Anesthesia, which practices at St. Vincent's Hospital, use search by keyword CRNA on this page or contact Wilbur Bice, CRNA, at wbice@uabmc.edu

We also list jobs on Indeed.com. Search CRNA jobs, UAB.

Student CRNAs: Please contact David Sanford (dsanford@uabmc.edu) about rotations.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities must successfully complete a pre-employment drug and nicotine screen to be hired.