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James Kirklin, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. James Kirklin graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his residencies in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was also a chief resident at Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts and University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is a board-certified thoracic and cardiac surgeon and currently practices at University of Alabama Hospital. Dr. Kirklin has contributed to three research papers and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, American College of Surgeons, CTS Net, and International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

  • Education & Training


    Harvard Medical School

    Medical School


    Massachusetts General Hospital - General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital - Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chief Resident, Children’s Hospital Boston, MA , University of Alabama at Birmingham


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    UAB Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (205) 934-3411

    1802 6th Ave S

    Birmingham, Alabama 35233

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. James Kirklin has contributed to 3 publications.

    Outcomes of children implanted with ventricular assist devices in the United States: First analysis of the Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Su...

    Blume, E. D.,Rosenthal, D. N.,Rossano, J. W.,Baldwin, J. T.,Eghtesady, P.,Morales, D. L.,Cantor, R. S.,Conway, J.,Lorts, A.,Almond, C. S.,Naftel, D. C.,Kirklin, J. K.; J. Heart Lung Transplant.. 1900 Jan 01.

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    Seventh INTERMACS annual report: 15,000 patients and counting.

    Kirklin, J. K.,Naftel, D. C.,Pagani, F. D.,Kormos, R. L.,Stevenson, L. W.,Blume, E. D.,Myers, S. L.,Miller, M. A.,Baldwin, J. T.,Young, J. B.; J. Heart Lung Transplant.. 2015 Nov 02.

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    Improved Detection of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy: A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Functional Parameters in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients.

    Kindel, S. J.,Law, Y. M.,Chin, C.,Burch, M.,Kirklin, J. K.,Naftel, D. C.,Pruitt, E.,Carboni, M. P.,Arens, A.,Atz, A. M.,Dreyer, W. J.,Mahle, W. T.,Pahl, E.; J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.. 2015 Aug 01.

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    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

    American College of Surgeons

    CTS Net

    International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation