Athanasuleas Constantine Cardiothoracic


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


A native of Chicago, Dr. Athanasuleas received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and completed medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in 1975. He completed his general surgical training at Stanford University and his cardiothoracic training at Stanford University under the direction of Dr. Norman Shumway. Following residency, Dr. Athanasuleas relocated to Birmingham, Ala., joining the multi-specialty Norwood Clinic, and the medical staff of Carraway Methodist Medical Center, where he operated from 1982 until the closing of that hospital in 2008. Dr. Athanasuleas was appointed as professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UAB in April, 2008.  He also operates at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence, Ala.

Dr. Athanasuleas’s interests include surgery for ischemic cardiomyopathy, having visited and instructed surgeons around the country in the technique of surgical ventricular restoration for dilated cardiomyopathy. He organized and reported a multi-center study of this operation and is recognized as a leader in the field. Dr. Athanasuleas performs all types of adult cardiac surgical operation including coronary artery bypass, aortic surgery and valvular surgery including minimally invasive methods.


Medical School
Pritzker School of Medicine

Stanford University
General Surgery

Stanford University
Chief Resident, Thoracic Surgery


Campus Address
THT 729