University of Alabama at Birmingham

Institution Name: University of Alabama at Birmingham
ACGME Accredited? Yes
Participates in SF Match? Yes
Department Chair Name: Dan Berkowitz, MD
Department Chair Email:
ACTA Fellowship Director Name: Brad Meers, MD
ACTA Fellowship Director Email (for publication):
Address 1: 941 Jefferson Tower
Address 2: 619 19th Street South
City: Birmingham
State: AL
Zip: 35249
Country: USA
Phone: 205-996-9571
Number of Positions: 5
Comments: Although no specific research training program is utilized, any interested applicant may work with the Department Chair to secure specific arrangements.
Annual Salary: As determined by GME for appropriate PGY
Number of Fellows Completing Training in Previous 5 Years: 15
Conference Available to Fellows (frequency / description): – Weekly fellow didactic conferences  – TEE review sessions  – Weekly multidisciplinary structural heart conference  – Continuous Quality Improvement conference within the division of Anesthesiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery  – Quarterly journal club
Academic Fellow Activities – in the Previous 5 Years, Fellows were 1st or 2nd Author on: Abstracts 15 (all fellows present abstracts at the SCA meeting)
QI Projects: 15 (all fellows complete a yearly QI project)
Total Number of Procedures: 3000
Distribution of Cases/Number of CPB Procedures: 1800
Number of Cardiac Procedures: 2400
Number of off-CPB Cardiac Procedures: 400
Non-Cardiac Thoracic Procedures: 800
Heart, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplants”: 40-50
Operating Equipment Available: Philips Epiq 7 TEE Machines with up to date capabilities including Tomtec processing software
Program Coordinator Name: Ashley Garrett
Program Coordinator Phone: 205-996-9571
Program Coordinator Email:
Name Brad Meers
Email Address