James Davies, M.D.

Division Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery
John W. Kirklin Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery
Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery
Surgical Director of the Cardiothoracic Operating Room
Chief Cardiothoracic Surgery, Birmingham Veterans Hospital
Professor

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

Biography

Dr. Davies is the director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UAB and holds the John. W. Kirklin Endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He has an active clinical practice with specific interest in cardiac valvular disease. Along with UAB cardiologists, he started the transcatheter aortic valve program, which has performed more transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures than any other center in the state. Dr. Davies performs more than 100 open aortic valve replacements annually. Through this volume of procedures, Dr. Davies has a very good understanding of the disease process and the surgical treatment of vascular heart disease.

Dr. Davies is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, Medical Association of Alabama, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Society of University Surgeons, Southern Surgical Association, American Heart Association, and the Birmingham Cardiovascular Society. Dr. Davies is interested in clinical research related to outcomes analysis in adult cardiac surgery with an emphasis on thoracic aortic pathology, as well as the analysis and development of endovascular techniques in adult cardiac surgery with emphasis in percutaneous cardiac valve procedures.


NIH T32 Research Award (NIH #1T32GM63490-01) July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2003.

Resident Research Award – 1st Resident Paper. UAB 5th Annual Issues in Trauma Care. April 4-7, 2002.

James Glenn Donald, III, MD, FACS, Memorial Residents Paper Competition Award. Alabama Chapter of the American College of Surgery. June 13-15, 2002.

Academic Achievement Award (2003 – 2004) – University of Alabama School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Academic Achievement Award (2004 – 2005) – University of Alabama School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Outstanding Resident Teaching Award (2004 – 2005) – University of Alabama School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Outstanding Chief Resident Award (2004 – 2005) – University of Alabama School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

O T Clagett Traveling Fellowship – Mayo Clinic (2008)

Education

Medical School
University of Alabama

Residency
University of Alabama at Birmingham
General Surgery

Fellowship
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Research Fellowship & Clinical Research Training Program

Residency
Mayo Clinic
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania
Aortic Surgery


Contact Information

Email
jdavies@uabmc.edu

Phone
205-996-9256

Campus Address
THT760