Faculty

  • Athanasuleas, Constantine L., M.D.

    Athanasuleas Constantine Cardiothoracic

    Professor

    Areas of Interest
    coronary artery bypass, aortic surgery and valvular surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

  • Bellot, Chris S., M.D.

    Bellot Chris Cardiothoracic

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    adult cardiac surgery, surgical critical care, ECMO

  • Cleveland, David, M.D., MBA

    Cleveland David Cardiothoracic

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest

    complex congenital heart disease, fetal intervention, adult congenital heart disease, outcomes research

  • Dabal, Robert, M.D.

    Dabal Robert Cardiothoracic

    Chief, Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
    A.D. Pacifico, M.D., Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery
    Associate Professor

    Director, Fourth Year Medical Student Clerkship

    Areas of Interest
    pediatric cardiac surgery, quality improvement and outcomes research

  • Davies, James, M.D.

    James Davies, M.D.

    Division Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery
    John W. Kirklin Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery
    Surgical Director of the Cardiothoracic Operating Room
    Professor

    Areas of Interest
    adult cardiac surgery, cardiac valvular disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, outcomes research

  • Donahue, James M., M.D.

    Dr. James Donahue

    Associate Professor
    Section Chief, Thoracic Surgery
    James H. Estes Family Endowed Chair for Lung Cancer Research in the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB

    Areas of Interest
    Lung and esophageal cancer surgery, chest wall surgery, tracheal resection and reconstruction, mediastinal tumors, outcomes research, airway disorders, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, lung nodules, mediastinal tumors, chest wall tumors, malignant pleural effusions, pneumothorax, esophageal disease (benign)

  • Eudailey, Kyle W., M.D.

    Dr. Kyle Eudailey

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest

    aortic aneurysmal disease, aortic dissection, aortic valve repair and valve sparring aortic root replacement, aortic stent grafting and endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR), minimally invasive valve repair, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)

  • George, James, Ph.D.

    George James Cardiothoracic

    Professor
    Associate Vice Chair of Research
    UAB Cardiovascular Surgical Research Endowed Chair

    Areas of Interest
    immune regulation of post-transplant vascular disease and allograft rejection, transplantation and heart failure outcomes research

  • Gongora, Enrique, M.D.

    Dr. Enrique Gongora

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest

    adult cardiac surgery, valve repair/replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting with emphasis on arterial grafting, surgery for atrial fibrillation, thoracic aortic aneurysms, mechanical circulatory support including implantable long-term ventricular assist devices and short term temporary support, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), heart and lung transplantation

  • Holman, William, M.D.

    Holman 17

    Professor
    Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Birmingham VA Medical Center
    Assistant Program Director, Cardiothoracic Residency

    Areas of Interest
    adult cardiac surgery, surgery for heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and surgery for heart failure, surgical education

  • Hoopes, Charles W., M.D.

    Hoopes Charles Cardiothoracic

    Professor
    Chief, Section of Thoracic Transplantation
    Director, Heart Transplantation
    Director, Lung Transplantation

    Areas of Interest
    thoracic transplantation, ambulatory ECMO systems for patients awaiting lung transplantation, microbiome in pulmonary transplantation

  • Kirklin, James K., M.D.

    Kirklin James cardio

    Professor
    James K. Kirklin Endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Director, James and John Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes (KIRSO)

    Areas of Interest
    health services research, surgical outcomes

  • Lewis, Clifton T., Sr., M.D.

    Dr. Clifton T. Lewis

    Associate Professor
    Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery

    Areas of Interest

    coronary artery disease, minimally invasive treatment of atrial fibrillation, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, aortic valve surgery, mitral valve and tricuspid valve repair, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), atrial septal defects, disorders of the thymus gland, chest tumors, saphenous vein harvest, pericardial effusions

  • Orozco-Hernandez, Erik, M.D., FACS

    Dr. Erik Orozco-HernandezInstructor

    Areas of Interest
    mechanical circulatory support, ventricular assist devices, heart transplant, adult cardiac surgery, vascular and endovascular Surgery

  • Roberson, Lee, M.D.

    Dr. Lee Roberson

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    heart and lung surgery, mitral and aortic diseases, heart transplants and coronary artery bypass surgeries

  • Rudraraju, Ramaraju, Ph.D.

     Rudraraju cropAssistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    outcomes research, heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, health informatics, machine learning, collaborative learning, graph databases

  • Sorabella, Robert A., M.D.

    Dr. Robert Sorabella

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    complex congenital heart disease, neonatal cardiac surgery, single ventricle palliation, heart transplantation, pediatric mechanical circulatory support, adult congenital heart disease, valve repair, pediatric cardiac critical care, surgical outcomes research

  • Vardas, Panayotis, M.D.

    Dr. Panayotis Vardas

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    adult cardiac surgery, valve reconstructive surgery, transcatheter valve therapies, arrhythmia surgery, surgical education

  • Wei, Benjamin, M.D.

    Dr. Benjamin Wei

    Associate Professor
    Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency

    Areas of Interest
    robotic-assisted and video-assisted thoracic surgery, lung and esophageal cancer surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease, paraesophageal hernias, esophageal motility disorders

  • Xie, Rongbing, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

    Dr. Rongbing XieAssistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    optimizing health care delivery systems, evaluating comparative effectiveness of surgical interventions, statistics, econometrics, simulation modeling, clinical outcomes research