UAB School of Medicine grad returns as director of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy

Adam Beck, M.D., has been named director of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at UAB.

Adam BeckAdam Beck, M.D.The University of Alabama at Birmingham has named Adam Beck, M.D., director of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. 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.

Beck trained in vascular surgery at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and 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. Beck previously served as a vascular surgeon at the University of Florida.

His clinical interests span the field of vascular surgery, including open and endovascular treatment for aortic, cerebrovascular, mesenteric and peripheral artery disease, with a specific interest in complex aortic disease, including aortic dissection, suprarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.

“I’ve always had an affection for UAB,” Beck said. “This was a tremendous career opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up. UAB is great for many reasons, and it’s nice to be able to work in a place that is recognized not only for excellent patient care and cutting edge research, but also for being a great place for physicians to work.”

Beck’s research interests include the use of customized endovascular aortic devices for the treatment of aortic conditions, surgical quality and outcomes, and the detection, prevention and treatment of spinal cord ischemia, which can develop after aortic surgery.

Beck also founded, previously served as the medical director of and now serves as a member of the Southeastern Vascular Study Group (SEVSG), which is a regional group of the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative (SVS VQI). 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. The group meets twice yearly to discuss vascular quality improvement, and UAB will host the next meeting in October of this year.