Dr. James Kirklin, MD

Dr. James Kirklin, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 70
(2)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Kirklin, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Kirklin is affiliated with UAB Hospital.

619 19th St S

Birmingham, AL 35233

Contact Information

(205) 934-6600

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Septal Defect
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more than 48% of peers
Congenital Heart Disease
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more than 23% of peers
Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
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more than 8% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
23

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Childrens Hospital Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kirklin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kirklin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kirklin to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews
Dr. Kirklin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kirklin accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Kirklin has admitting privileges

UAB Hospital
1802 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233
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