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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


Dr. Robert A. Sorabella is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Columbia College and his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, as well as the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

He went on to complete an integrated residency in cardiothoracic surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. He then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery at the University of Michigan/C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. He specializes in the surgical management of infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease, as well as heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.


Medical School
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University
Cardiothoracic Surgery

University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Congenital Cardiac Surgery


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