The Department of Radiology is located within the UAB School of Medicine and provides clinical, educational and research activities for the UAB Health System. The department offers a 4-year accredited Diagnostic Radiology residency training program, a 5 year accredited Integrated Interventional Radiology residency training program, a 2 year accredited Independent Interventional Radiology residency training program, and several additional accredited and non-accredited fellowship programs available in all imaging specialties. UAB School of Medicine is one of 10 academic colleges and schools that comprises the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). NIH extramural grants and contracts. As of the fall of 2018, the University had a faculty of 2,289 (40% of whom are female), with 109 of those being UAB Radiology faculty.
The Department of Radiology at the University of Alabama Birmingham consists of inpatient and outpatient clinical services. In patient services are provided at the University Hospital on the main campus and the Highlands Hospital, located approximately one mile from the main campus. UAB Hospital is a 1,200 bed hospital with over 900,000 square feet, of which the radiology imaging service occupies 35,219 square feet. The University Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System. Additionally, UAB Medical Center is the largest medical facility in Alabama. With an annual operating budget of over one billion dollars, and over 200 million dollars in medical research funding, the hospital is a major center of clinical research and home to some of the top medical programs in the nation.