A shortage of organs available for transplantation has led UAB to pursue preclinical studies utilizing a porcine xengrafts as a supply for xenokidneys for transplantation. This program's goal is to start genetically modified pig kidney transplants to humans by 2021.



Our team of surgeon-scientists and committed researchers aim to make a positive impact on the field of surgery through innovative clinical, basic and translational research, paving the way for improved treatment options for patients.


Our faculty, residency programs and fellowships are dedicated to training a new generation of surgeons to meet the needs of a changing medical industry. Those who train at UAB are prepared for this new era of modern medicine and consistently obtain desirable positions in academia, as well as private practice.

Patient Care

Our faculty are dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered care. The depth and breadth of our faculty’s expertise give our department the tools necessary to provide patients with superior care and surgical treatments.