Dr. James Kirklin, MD

Dr. James Kirklin, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
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Dr. James Kirklin, MD is a general surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1973 and specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery.

619 19th St S

Birmingham, AL 35233

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Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Dr. Kirklin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Septal Defect
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirklin treats Septal Defect more than 47% of his peers

Dr. Kirklin treats this condition more than 47% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrial Septal Defect 1 (ASD 1)
  • Atrial Septal Defect 2 (ASD 2)
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Congenital Septal Defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
Congenital Heart Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirklin treats Congenital Heart Disease more than 25% of his peers

Dr. Kirklin treats this condition more than 25% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations
  • Congenital Heart Block
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Adult
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Fetal
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Congenital Mitral Malformation
  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
  • Congenital Septal Defect
Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirklin performs Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair more than 8% of his peers

Dr. Kirklin performs this procedure more than 8% of his peers

Dr. Kirklin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Kirklin, MD is a general surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1973 and specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1979
Childrens Hospital Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1974
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1973
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1979
1977
1974
1973

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