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

Biography

Dr. Benjamin Wei is currently an associate professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the director of the UAB Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University before continuing onto Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons where he received his medical degree in 2005. Following medical school, he completed an internship and residency in general surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia from 2005-2010 and a cardiothoracic fellowship at Duke University from 2010-2013. He came to the University of Alabama at Birmingham in August of 2013. Dr. Wei has a particular intereste in surgical education. He has helped develop multiple resources for cardiothoracic and surgical trainees. He serves as the program director for the thoracic surgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Wei specializes in robotic-assisted and video-assisted thoracic surgery, lung and esophageal cancer surgery, surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease, paraesophageal hernias and also esophageal motility disorders. His other areas of expertise include chest wall reconstruction for pectus excavatum/carinatum and organ procurement for lung transplantation.

Education

Medical School
Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons

Residency
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia
General Surgery

Fellowship
Duke University
Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Contact Information

Campus Address
Zeigler Research Building 707

Phone
205-934-5937

Email
bwei@uabmc.edu