UAB’s program for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, has won a Gold Level Award for Excellence.
The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program says UAB meets all criteria as a Comprehensive Center to deliver safe, high-quality bariatric patient care.
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Vape pens are catching on, but there is a hidden danger. They sometimes blow up, and a UAB burn surgeon says the results are decidedly unpleasant.
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New Living Donor Navigator Program tailored to African-Americans and a new Facebook app aim to increase access to living kidney transplants and reduce the number of patients awaiting transplant.

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The new Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes positions UAB as a world leader in improving patient outcomes.
UAB News introduced Baby JJ and the Burford family to the public in 2015. After two difficult surgeries in his first year of life, Jeremiah reaches a milestone in his road to recovery.
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Workshops and seminars targeted to female surgeons are planned from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, April 26.
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Alabama landmarks will change their colors to bring awareness to the need for Alabama’s residents to register to be organ donors.
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Gift from United Therapeutics will establish Xenotransplantation Institute and bring additional resources to support the endeavor with a goal of genetically modified kidney transplants taking place by 2021.
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Tector’s arrival will bring the addition of a multivisceral and small bowel transplant program to UAB’s Division of Transplantation.
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Greg Kennedy wants to raise the profile of GI surgery division, which he says “is one of the most talented divisions as a group in the United States.”
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UAB hosted over 200 surgeons and hospital administrators in a seminar about the growth and future of robotic surgery
This protective effect on cardiotoxicity could benefit cancer chemotherapy recipients and heart failure patients.
Surgeons from around the world gather at UAB to learn more about robotic assisted surgery.
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Physicians embarked on a rare operation in an effort to save the lives of one Georgian, one Alabamian.
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A drug derived from female hormones that may help soldiers survive major blood loss on a battlefield will undergo first human testing at UAB.
Wrong shipment of mice led to estrogen breakthrough in trauma survival.
David Kimberlin, M.D., vice chair of Pediatrics and co-director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is a physician at Children’s of Alabama. He is the editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Red Book, which establishes which vaccines should be given, when and to whom.
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Top physician-scientist tapped to succeed Kirby Bland as chair of the UAB Department of Surgery.
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Increased risk of major adverse cardiac events after the later surgery persists for one year.
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