Dr. James Kirklin, MD

Dr. James Kirklin, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
(2)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Kirklin, MD is a general surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1973 and specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery.

619 19th St S

Birmingham, AL 35233

Contact Information

(205) 934-6600

Insurance Accepted

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

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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

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

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
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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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