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Medical Office

The Kirklin Clinic

About Me

Professor and Chair UAB Department of Surgery, Fay Fletcher Kerner Endowed Chair Surgeon-in-Chief, UAB Hospital and Health System Senior Advisor, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center


John Hopkins University , General Surgery

Medical School:
Duke University

John Hopkins University , Endocrine Surgery

Stanford University


Thyroid and parathyroid surgery, Grave's disease

Professional Organizations

American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Endocrine Society; American Thyroid Association


1. Shepet K, Alhefdhi A, Lai N, Mazeh H, Sippel RS, Chen H. Hereditary Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Age-Appropriate Thyroidectomy Improves Disease-Free Survival. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2012; 172 (2): 195-198. PMCID: PMC3586982 2. Burke JF, Jacobson K, Gosain A, Sippel RS, Chen H. Radioguided Parathyroidectomy Effective in Pediatric Patients. Journal of Surgical Research 2013; 184(1): 312-7. PMCID: PMC3759592 3. Guille JT, Opoku-Boateng A, Thibeault SL, Chen H. Evaluation and management of the pediatric thyroid nodule. The Oncologist 2015; 19-27. PMCID: PMC4294601 4. Elfenbein DM, Katz M, Schneider DF, Chen H, Sippel RS. Thyroidectomy for Graves’ Disease in Children: Indications and Complications. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2016; 51(10):1680-3. 5. Burke JF, Chen H, Gosain A. Parathyroid conditions in childhood. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery 2014; 23: 66-70.