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Dr. James K Kirklin MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 37 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
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Dr. James Kirklin has 4 office locations.
Five Points South
University of AL Health Service Foundation-Pediatricss
2000 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233

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Locations and availability (4)
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

3.5
  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
(12)
Patient comments (5)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Kirklin is Excellent. Dr. Kirklin has been reviewed by 12 patients who have provided 5 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.6
  • Currently 3.5714285714286 of 4 stars
Promptness 2.9
  • Currently 2.8571428571429 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 3.4
  • Currently 3.4285714285714 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 3.3
  • Currently 3.2857142857143 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 3.1
  • Currently 3.1428571428571 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 3.3
  • Currently 3.2857142857143 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 3.2
  • Currently 3.1666666666667 of 4 stars

Specialties & Research

Dr. James Kirklin, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 27 areas:
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Disease
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Cancer
  • Heart Diseases
  • Heart Surgery (Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures)
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart-Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
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Education & Awards

Dr. Kirklin graduated from Harvard University , Boston. He has 5 awards.

Awards  
One of America's Leading Experts on:
Cardiomyopathies
Heart Transplantation
Prosthesis-Related Infections
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2011)

Affiliations

Dr. Kirklin has 6 hospital affiliations:

  • Uab Medical West 
  • Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 

Accepted Insurance Plans

Dr. Kirklin accepts these health insurances in at least one office:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama - 2 plans
  • Humana - 3 plans
  • Great-West Healthcare - 3 plans


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Where does Dr. James K. Kirklin practice?
Dr. James Kirklin practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Birmingham, AL.
See Birmingham Surgeons.