UAB Medicine opens surgery clinic at Northwest Regional Health

WINFIELD      -  Northwest Regional Health and UAB Medicine have partnered to open a new UAB surgery clinic to serve patients in Northwest Alabama. The newly renovated clinic will be located at 200 Carraway Drive, Ste. 2, in Winfield.  
The UAB surgery clinic will be led by Greg Kennedy, M.D., Ph.D., the John H. Blue Chair of General Surgery and the director of the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the University of Alabama in Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and received his Ph.D. in cancer biology from the University of Wisconsin, where he also completed his general surgery training. He completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
“We are excited to be expanding services here at Northwest Regional Health by opening this UAB surgery clinic,” Kennedy said.
Kennedy will be seeing patients at the Winfield clinic and also performing surgeries at Northwest Regional Health. UAB is also adding surgeon Joseph Walker, M.D., who will see patients at both facilities. Walker earned his medical degree at UAB and completed residency training at Brookwood Baptist Health.
“The UAB surgery clinic is another example of how UAB and Northwest Regional Health are working together to improve health care in our region,” said Michael Windham, CEO of Northwest Regional Health. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Kennedy to our community and medical staff.”  
The UAB surgery clinic will open Friday, Aug. 12 and is already accepting appointments. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call (205) 487-7661.  
Northwest Regional Health became a member of the UAB Health System in January. UAB Medicine comprises the school of medicine and the $5.8 billion UAB Health System that includes all of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s patient-care activities and 2,300 licensed beds in 11 hospitals, one of which is UAB Hospital — the eighth-largest hospital in the United States, winner of the Women’s Choice Award, and one of U.S. News & World Report’s best hospitals.
UAB, a part of the University of Alabama System, is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer and an internationally renowned research university and academic health center. Its professional schools and specialty patient-care programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50. UAB is the largest academic medical center in Alabama and one of the top four largest academic medical centers in the United States. UAB is advancing innovative discoveries for better health as a three-time recipient of the prestigious Center for Translational Science Award.
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