• Dr. Sara J. Pereira joined the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery as an associate professor in 2017.

    Dr. Pereira is a Northern California native. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and the University of California Irvine School of Medicine in 1997. She completed her residency in general surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2002 and a fellowship in thoracic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005.

    Dr. Pereira returned to the UAB Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery after nearly 10 years in private practice in Colorado. She specializes in all aspects of adult cardiac surgery and enjoys re-operative surgery, aortic surgery and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. She looks forward to resident teaching and advancing the thoracic residency program at UAB. Her research interests include quality improvement and clinical outcomes in adult cardiac surgery. She is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

    She and her husband, Keith Sullivan, have two daughters, ages 7 and 9. Dr. Pereira enjoys running and mountain biking.
  • Research Overview

  • outcomes clinical research in adult cardiac surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by SHIONOGI, INC. 2019
  • Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by ABBOTT VASCULAR, INC. 2021 - 2031
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC. 2021 - 2028
  • Private Grant  awarded by EVALVE, INC. 2020 - 2026
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABBOTT VASCULAR, INC. 2019 - 2024
  • Private Grant  awarded by QUARK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2019 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION 2019 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABBOTT VASCULAR, INC. 2019
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of California System : Berkeley 1997
  • University of Cincinnati, Internship 1998
  • University of Cincinnati, Residency 2002
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2005
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2004
  • Full Name

  • Sara Pereira