The Division of Community Anesthesia is a group of anesthesiologists and CRNAs providing services to St. Vincent’s Birmingham Hospital.

Originally a private practice group with an exclusive contract, the practice joined UAB in May 2015 to facilitate the highest quality of patient care. The merger allowed for the combination of a large and busy community hospital with the cutting edge evidence-based approach to medicine found within an academic environment. The division consists of 15 anesthesiologists and more than 60 CRNAs, all participating in a team-based approach to provide the best possible care. CRNAs enjoy a collegial working relationship with both anesthesiologists and surgeons and enjoy a good deal of autonomy. All services are provided at the Birmingham campus, which is adjacent to downtown Birmingham.

St. Vincent’s Birmingham is a well-established staple of the Birmingham healthcare community. Established in 1898, the hospital has undergone many additions and currently has more than 400 beds. The hospital and adjoining surgery centers covered by the division consist of all surgical specialties, including a busy sports medicine orthopaedic practice (Andrew's Sports Medicine), obstetrics, cardiac, neurosurgery, vascular, and general surgery, among many others. There are ample opportunities to become proficient in any and all fields of anesthesia for new graduates and veterans alike as the division provides anesthesia for more than 50,000 procedures annually in 53 rooms.


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Ben Sutlive, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Vice Chair, Division of Community Anesthesia

CRNAs: Are you looking for a career with the Division of Community Anesthesia? Visit our Careers  page for job listings. 

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