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The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has a long tradition of providing excellent clinical care, education and research in the field of cardiac surgery.  The modern era of cardiothoracic surgery at UAB began following the arrival of Dr. John W. Kirklin from the Mayo Clinic in 1966. Since that time, the division has continued to offer a broad range of cardiac surgical procedures to infants, children and adults.

Learn more about our history in our latest annual report.