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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham COMMENTARY HE UNIVERSITY of Ala- newly created Alabama Institute for ment of Surgery is organized into 9 bama at Birming- Minimally Invasive Surgery. clinical divisions: cardiothoracic, gen- ham (UAB) began in eral surgery, neurosurgery, orthope- 1969 as a modest ex- School of Medicine dics, otolaryngology–head and neck T tension center in a surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic and corner of the city. Over 3 decades as The School of Medicine at UAB be- reconstructive surgery, transplanta- gan in 1945 as the Medical College tion, and urology. The Alabama Or- an independent campus, it has grown of Alabama under the administra- gan Center is also a division of the De- into the state’s largest employer and tion of the University of Alabama partment of Surgery. In 2001, one of the nation’s premier re- Department of Surgery faculty com- search universities and academic campus in Tuscaloosa. Its location pleted approximately 30 000 opera- medical centers. Today, the UAB in Birmingham was largely fueled by tive procedures in the 4 affiliated hos- campus comprises 75 city blocks, Jefferson County’s donation of the pitals and the Kirklin Clinic. and the university is known world- Jefferson and Hillman hospitals. Roy James M. Mason, MD, was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

JAMA Surgery , Volume 137 (10) – Oct 1, 2002

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Abstract

COMMENTARY HE UNIVERSITY of Ala- newly created Alabama Institute for ment of Surgery is organized into 9 bama at Birming- Minimally Invasive Surgery. clinical divisions: cardiothoracic, gen- ham (UAB) began in eral surgery, neurosurgery, orthope- 1969 as a modest ex- School of Medicine dics, otolaryngology–head and neck T tension center in a surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic and corner of the city. Over 3 decades as The School of Medicine at UAB be- reconstructive surgery,...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.137.10.1095
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Abstract

COMMENTARY HE UNIVERSITY of Ala- newly created Alabama Institute for ment of Surgery is organized into 9 bama at Birming- Minimally Invasive Surgery. clinical divisions: cardiothoracic, gen- ham (UAB) began in eral surgery, neurosurgery, orthope- 1969 as a modest ex- School of Medicine dics, otolaryngology–head and neck T tension center in a surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic and corner of the city. Over 3 decades as The School of Medicine at UAB be- reconstructive surgery, transplanta- gan in 1945 as the Medical College tion, and urology. The Alabama Or- an independent campus, it has grown of Alabama under the administra- gan Center is also a division of the De- into the state’s largest employer and tion of the University of Alabama partment of Surgery. In 2001, one of the nation’s premier re- Department of Surgery faculty com- search universities and academic campus in Tuscaloosa. Its location pleted approximately 30 000 opera- medical centers. Today, the UAB in Birmingham was largely fueled by tive procedures in the 4 affiliated hos- campus comprises 75 city blocks, Jefferson County’s donation of the pitals and the Kirklin Clinic. and the university is known world- Jefferson and Hillman hospitals. Roy James M. Mason, MD, was

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JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 2002

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