Dr. Constantine L. Athanasuleas MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Constantine Athanasuleas is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Birmingham, Alabama. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Brookwood Medical Center and Shelby Baptist Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and has been in practice for 39 years. Dr. Athanasuleas accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 6 doctors at Brookwood Medical Center and one of 6 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Interests: Surgery for Advanced Heart Failure, Mitral Valve Repair; Minimally Invasive

Hospital Affiliation

Brookwood Medical Center

Shelby Baptist Medical Center

University of Alabama Hospital
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

UAB Highlands

Education & Medical Training

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Oakland CA)
Residency, General Surgery, 1981 - 1982

Stanford University
Residency, General Surgery, 1975 - 1976

Stanford University
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1976 - 1980

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Class of 1975

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 21 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 8 years in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

IN State Medical License
Active through 2013

OH State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Resident Scholarship

Resident Research Award, Tufts University SOM, Boston, MA

Outstanding Resident Educator Award, Tufts University SOM, Boston, MA

Publications & Presentations

Transesophageal Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Bronchopulmonary Vein Fistula Complicating Mitral Valve Replacement.
Hsaad, A. H.,Bleich, S.,Nanda, N. C.,Athanasuleas, C. L.

Histologic analysis of a covered stent implanted for pseudoaneurysm in a coronary artery.
Alston, E. A.,Brott, B. C.,Misra, V. K.,Athanasuleas, C. L.,Anderson, P. G.,Litovsky, S. H.

Decision making in ischemic cardiomyopathy: is the Cleveland Clinic model valid?
Buckberg, G.D., Athanasuleas, C.L.

See all 40 publications

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem PPO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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