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Director, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Holt A. McDowell, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair of Vascular Surgery
Director of Quality and Associate Chief Medical Quality Officer, CTI

Areas of Interest
complex aortic disease, including aortic dissection, suprarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, device development, outcomes research


Dr. Beck earned his medical degree from the UAB School of Medicine, and then completed his general surgery residency training and a surgical oncology research fellowship at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center. He trained in vascular surgery at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and then completed a fellowship in advanced endovascular techniques, including branched and fenestrated endografts for aortic aneurysmal disease, at the University Medical Center of Groningen in The Netherlands.

Prior to joining UAB, Dr. Beck was on faculty at University of Florida. His clinical interests span the field of vascular surgery, including open surgery and endovascular therapy for aortic, cerebrovascular, mesenteric and peripheral artery disease, with a specific interest in complex aortic disease, including aortic dissection, suprarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Dr. Beck is actively involved in clinical research and is specifically working to develop new medical devices that are tailored to individual patients. He is also interested in surgical outcomes research.

Dr. Beck serves as a member of the Southeastern Vascular Study Group, which is a part of the Vascular Quality Initiative. The SEVSG is a cooperative group of clinicians, hospital administrators and research personnel organized to improve the care of patients with vascular disease in the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.


Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Texas Southwestern
General Surgery

University of Texas Southwestern
Research Fellow 

Dartmouth-Hitchcocck Medical School
Vascular Surgery Fellow

University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
Advanced Endovascular Fellow

Contact Information

Campus Address
BDB 650

Patient Appointments and Questions: 205-934-2003
Academic Office: 205-934-2006