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Benjamin Wei, MD

Dr. Wei
Birmingham, AL

Dr. Benjamin Wei

Thoracic Surgeon

The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital

Thoracic Surgery Clinic
2000 6th Avenue South, Floor 3
Birmingham, AL 35233

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Dr. Benjamin Wei is a thoracic surgeon at the Kirklin Clinic of University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. He also serves as an associate professor and program director of cardiothoracic residency at UAB Hospital. With 14 years of experience and a board-certification in surgery, Dr. Wei specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgeries for lung cancer, mesothelioma and other conditions.

Dr. Wei has been working with UAB Hospital since 2013, and has assisted in developing resources for individuals in cardiothoracic and surgical training programs. Previously, he completed residencies at Duke University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian.

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Cardiac/thoracic surgery, robotic-assisted and video-assisted thoracic surgery, lung cancer, lung and esophageal cancer surgeries, mediastinal tumors, treatment of paralyzed diaphragm, paraesophageal hernias, esophageal motility disorders and lung cancer staging techniques.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Surgery Certification in Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery Head and Neck Research Prize, Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research

Education & Experience:

Technical and operational modifications required for evolving robotic programs performing anatomic pulmonary resection. Journal of Robotic Surgery. September 2018;12(3):529-534 doi: 10.1007/s11701-018-0779-4

Sternotomy for esophagectomy: Is it worth the risk? The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. December 2018;156(6):e221-e222. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.09.001

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Annette Charlevois

Patient Support Coordinator

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