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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address 176F SUIT Zip 0000
Phone  (205) 934-2419
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Medical School  University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL      MD 
Residency  University of Alabama, Birmingham      MD 
Fellowship  University of Toronto      MD 
Graduate  Auburn University      MBA 

American Board of Surgery   
American Board of Thoracic Surgery   

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Cardiovascular/Thoracic Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. David Cleveland is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UAB and the Associate Director for the resident training program. Dr. Cleveland earned a MBA degree in 2009. His areas of Expertise include pediatric congenital heart surgery, and resident education. Dr. Cleveland participates in several groups associated with his specialty, including the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. He was awarded Best Doctors in America (2007-2011) and Arizona "Top Doctors" 2003, 2006, and 2009.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Academy of Pediatrics     
American College of Physician Executives     
American College of Surgeons     
Society of Thoracic Surgeons     
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association      
World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery     

Research/Clinical Interest
Improving outcomes in infants and children that undergo cardiac surgery, Resident education, surgical correction of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonar artery, surgical correction transposition of th egreat arteries with VSD and left ventricular outflow.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Cleveland DC. Neonatal pneumonectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 1993 Sep;56(3):596-7.  PMID: 8379750 
Nigro JJ, Choi S, Graziano J, Gandy KL, Guerrero-Tiro LM, Cleveland DC. Modified superior repair for supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in the adult. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Jul;84(1):312-3.   PubMed PMID: 
Bejian S, Valasek C, Nigro JJ, Cleveland DC, Willis BC. Prolonged use of dexmedetomidine in the paediatric cardiothoracic intensive care unit. Cardiol Young. 2009 Feb;19(1):98-104. doi: 10.1017/S1047951109003515. Epub 2009 Jan 20.
PMID: 19154626 
Dabal RJ, Kirklin JK, Kukreja M, Brown RN, Cleveland DC, Eddins MC, Lau Y. The modern Fontan operation shows no increase in mortality out to 20 years: A new paradigm. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Aug 4. pii: S0022-5223(14)01048-4. doi:
PMID: 25277471