Transplant outreach arrives at Huntsville Regional Campus

UAB transplant hepatologists will see patients at the Huntsville Regional Campus once a month to make it more convenient to North Alabama residents.

OutreachClinic3The University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Transplant Institute has opened a new clinic to better serve patients in North Alabama who need evaluation for liver transplant.

UAB transplant hepatologists will now see patients at the Huntsville Regional Campus once a month — a convenient alternative for North Alabama residents. The UAB Liver Transplant Program is one of only 20 liver transplant centers in the country that averages 100 or more liver transplants annually. UAB transplant surgeons have performed more than 2,600 liver transplants to date, with outcomes among the best in the United States.

“The Huntsville outreach clinic will help ensure that patients with chronic liver disease have access to services offered at UAB that are highly specialized and unique to the state of Alabama, including liver transplant and multidisciplinary management of liver tumors,” said Mohamed Shoreibah, M.D., transplant hepatologist in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. “The Huntsville clinic is part of a network of outreach clinics that the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute is establishing in order to provide patients in the region with convenient access to state-of-the-art treatment options for complications of chronic liver disease, with treatment provided by physicians who are nationally recognized as experts in the field.

Future plans for the clinic will include evaluation of patients with renal failure to assess their need for kidney transplant.

The clinic is located at 301 Governors Drive SW, Huntsville, AL 35801. For more information, visit the official referral page.