Programs and Services:

The Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was established more than 30 years ago. We are a consultation service.  We are currently not accepting new outpatients for ECT, but continue to provide ECTs for inpatients and previously established outpatients who continue to need the treatment.


ECT is commonly used in treatment of catatonia, severe depression, neuroleptic malignant syndrome and other psychiatric conditions based on their clinic presentation. Our team of healthcare professionals consists of attending psychiatrists, ECT nursing staff, anesthesiologists, certified nurse anesthetists, and office support staff.  ECT is conducted under the direct supervision of a psychiatrist and anesthesiologist, and we apply modern monitoring devices and anesthetic medications to provide safe and effective treatments.


Dr. M. Bates Redwine
Associate Professor
Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program
Director of Ambulatory Psychiatry

Dr. Soumya Sivaraman
Assistant Professor
Director of Electroconvulsive Therapy Services

Dawn Moradi, RN
Loretta Hansen, RN

Phone 205-975-8019
FAX 205-975-6559