UAB Medicine

2000 6th Avenue South , Suite 4th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35233

Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic at The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital

General Information
The UAB Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery has earned an international reputation for its comprehensive care and surgical expertise, as well as ground-breaking research.

Services Provided

  • Cardiovascular Services:
  • Heart Transplantations and Lung Transplantations
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery offers patients state-of-the-art procedures not offered elsewhere in the region, including:
  • Endovascular aortic graft placement
  • Procedures to treat aneurysms of the descending aorta
  • Stentless valvular procedures
  • Procedures for Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta
  • End-stage cardiac procedures including the use of Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices 
  • Complex cardiothoracic surgery for neonates, infants, children and adults, including surgery for those with complex congenital heart disease
  • Surgical treatment of valvular heart diseases, including heart valve repair and replacemen

Thoracic Services:

  • Complex Airway Reconstruction
  • Hyperhidrosis Surgery
  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
  • Lung and esophageal cancer surgery
  • Robotic: segments, wedges, lobectomy, mediastinal mass

The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital
5th Floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Office Number
The Kirklin Clinic information line at (205) 801-8000, or
UAB HealthFinder at (205) 934-9999 or toll free at 1-800-UAB-8816.

Patients visiting The Kirklin Clinic may take advantage of convenient parking in the deck adjacent to the Clinic. Located at 2100 6th Avenue South, the parking deck is connected to the second floor of The Kirklin Clinic by a weatherproof skybridge. You will pay a fee for parking that increases according to time spent in the deck. Valet parking is also available on the second level of the deck. If you need information or escort services, visit the information desk in the Clinic just across the skybridge from the parking deck.

To schedule an appointment, please call the Kirklin Clinic at (205) 801-8000, or UAB Healthfinder at (205) 934-9999 or toll free at 1-800-UAB-8816. In the event that you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please call either of the numbers listed above. If possible, we appreciate your cancellation at least 24 hours in advance.

After Hours and Emergencies
If you need to reach your physician after hours, please call UAB Paging at (205) 934-3411. If this is a true medical emergency, please dial 911 for immediate assistance.

What to Bring with You
When you come to your appointment, please bring your insurance card, all prescription and over the counter medications that you are currently taking, and any additional information that your referring physician has not already sent to our clinic.

Special Instructions
We kindly ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes before a new patient appointment to allow for adequate time for completing registration paperwork. Also, please allow 72 hours for obtaining a physician referral or pre-certification. Your physician will contact you with any additional special instructions regarding your visit to the Kirklin Clinic.

Payment Information
The Kirklin Clinic accepts most forms of insurance; however, check with us to make sure that your particular coverage is approved. When you visit, please bring the proper insurance identification cards so that we can submit your claims to your insurance company. If you are required to file personally for your company's insurance, we will provide you with all necessary forms to file your own claim. When your visit is completed, you will be expected to pay any charges that will not be reimbursed by insurance (e.g. co-payments and deductibles), unless you have made prior arrangements with one of our financial counselors. Because your insurance coverage is a contract between you and your insurance company, it is your responsibility to obtain any physician referral precertification that your insurance company requires in order for your visit to be covered.

Labs/Test Results
Please allow 2-4 weeks from the time of any labs or tests performed in this clinic for results to be completely processed. You will be notified of any normal test results either by telephone, mail, or at your next office visit. Please be aware that any emergent abnormal lab or test values will be relayed to you by your physician as soon as the results are obtained.

To obtain a refill for any medications prescribed by this clinic, please call your physician’s office directly. When calling our offices, please have your pharmacy telephone number available to provide to our staff. Please allow 24-48 hours for routine prescriptions to be filled. We also suggest calling your drugstore prior to pick-up to verify that your medication is ready.

Patients with Limitations
Patients visiting The Kirklin Clinic may take advantage of convenient parking in the deck adjacent to the Clinic. Located at 2100 6th Avenue South, the parking deck is connected to the second floor of The Kirklin Clinic by a weatherproof sky bridge. High top van access is restricted to the first floor of the clinic parking deck. Therefore, patients arriving in high top vans and requiring wheelchair assistance should be dropped off at the front door of the clinic before the driver parks the vehicle. Valet parking is available on Level 2 of the deck; wheelchairs and additional assistance are located here as well.