Positions

Overview

  • Heudebert completed his medical training at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, in 1982 before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, followed by a general internal medicine fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He joined the faculty at UAB in 1995 after working at both the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Texas Southwestern.

    “It is an incredible privilege to do what we do as educators and a great honor to be recognized for what we do for the love of it.”
    Since arriving at UAB, Heudebert has served in countless leadership roles in addition to becoming one of the School of Medicine’s most beloved clinician-educators. Throughout his nearly 25 years on campus, he has held critical roles such as program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, vice chair for education in the Department of Medicine and associate dean for Graduate Medical Education, among others.

    “When I think of Dr. Heudebert, I think of someone who is an inspiring leader, a masterful educator, and above all, honest,” a colleague wrote. “He inspires all of us at UAB to be better educators and to be better leaders because he is such a great example of both of those things.”

    Heudebert, interim dean of the Montgomery Regional Medical Campus, is widely recognized as a superb diagnostician with an encyclopedic knowledge of internal medicine.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Web Exclusive. Annals On Call - Estimating Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation 2019
    2018 Are All Teaching Activities Valued the Same? Their Relative Worth Is in the Eye of the Beholder 2018
    2017 The Privilege of Being a Physician and the Immutable Values of the Medical Profession 2017
    2016 Financing U.S. Graduate medical education: A policy position paper of the alliance for academic internal medicine and the American college of physicians 2016
    2014 Connecting the dots: like watching a movie…critically. 2014
    2013 NSTEMI or not: A 59-year-old man with chest pain and troponin elevation 2013
    2012 Using cognitive mapping to define key domains for successful attending rounds. 2012
    2012 Use of ecological momentary assessment to determine which structural factors impact perceived teaching quality of attending rounds. 2012
    2012 Using Cognitive Mapping to Define Key Domains for Successful Attending Rounds 2012
    2012 The activities and responsibilities of the vice chair for education in U.S. and Canadian departments of medicine 2012
    2012 Using cognitive mapping to define key domains for successful attending rounds. 2012
    2011 Evidence-based medicine training in a resource-poor country, the importance of leveraging personal and institutional relationships 2011
    2010 Clinical prediction rule for stratifying risk of pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis 2010
    2009 Internal medicine training in the 21st century 2009
    2009 The importance of measuring competency-based outcomes: Standard evaluation measures are not surrogates for clinical performance of internal medicine residents 2009
    2009 Scholarship opportunities for trainees and clinician educators: Learning outcomes from a case report writing workshop 2009
    2009 Can residents accurately abstract their own charts? 2009
    2008 A pilot study using nominal group technique to assess residents' perceptions of successful attending rounds 2008
    2008 Internal medicine training in the 21st century 2008
    2007 Does residency training improve performance of physical examination skills? 2007
    2007 Viewpoint: Taking apart the art: The risk of anatomizing clinical competence 2007
    2006 Improving ambulatory prescribing safety with a handheld decision support system: A randomized controlled trial 2006
    2006 Measuring resident physicians' performance of preventive care: Comparing chart review with patient survey 2006
    2006 Randomized comparison of ultrasound surveillance and clinical monitoring on arteriovenous graft outcomes 2006
    2006 Implementing achievable benchmarks in preventive health: A controlled trial in residency education 2006
    2006 Research Paper: Improving Ambulatory Prescribing Safety with a Handheld Decision Support System: A Randomized Controlled Trial. 2006
    2005 Case reports and clinical vignettes 2005
    2005 Differences in preventive health quality by residency year: Is seniority better? 2005
    2004 A new look at an old controversy: PPIs versus anti-reflux surgery in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and severe esophagitis 2004
    2004 Re-examination of the cost-effectiveness of surgical versus medical therapy in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: The value of long-term data collection 2004
    2003 American internal medicine in the 21st century: Can an Oslerian generalism survive? 2003
    2003 Do local opinion leaders augment Hospital quality improvement efforts? A randomized trial to promote adherence to Unstable Angina Guidelines 2003
    2003 Clinician performance and prominence of diagnoses displayed by a clinical diagnostic decision support system. 2003
    2003 Diffusion of troponin testing in unstable angina patients: Adoption prior to guideline release 2003
    2002 Immunologic and virologic consequences of temporary antiretroviral treatment interruption in clinical practice 2002
    2002 Cost-effectiveness of screening, surveillance, and primary prophylaxis strategies for esophageal varices. 2002
    2002 Characterization of long-term outcomes after Toupet fundoplication: Symptoms, medication use, and health status 2002
    2002 Biliary stents in malignant obstructive jaundice due to pancreatic carcinoma: A cost-effectiveness analysis 2002
    2002 The cost-effectiveness of hepatitis A vaccination in patients with chronic hepatitis C viral infection in the United States 2002
    2002 Biliary stents in malignant obstructive jaundice due to pancreatic carcinoma: a cost-effectiveness analysis. 2002
    2002 The cost-effectiveness of hepatitis A vaccination in patients with chronic hepatitis C viral infection in the United States. 2002
    2002 Cost-effectiveness of screening, surveillance, and primary prophylaxis strategies for esophageal varices 2002
    2001 Surveillance colonoscopy or chemoprevention with COX-2 inhibitors in average-risk post-polypectomy patients: A decision analysis 2001
    2001 Adverse cardiac events after surgery: Assessing risk in a veteran population 2001
    2001 Survey of primary care physicians' approach to gastroesophageal reflux disease in elderly patients 2001
    2000 The changing etiology of chronic diarrhea in HIV-infected patients with CD4 cell counts less than 200 cells/mm3 2000
    2000 The changing etiology of chronic diarrhea in HIV-infected patients with CD4 cell counts less than 200 cells/mm3. 2000
    2000 Population-level intervention to promote chlamydia screening. Moving toward implementation of chlamydia hedis 2000 measure 2000
    2000 What is heartburn worth? A cost-utility analysis of management strategies 2000
    2000 Cost-effectiveness of low-molecular-weight heparin in the treatment of proximal deep vein thrombosis 2000
    1999 Compliance with post-hospitalization follow-up visits: Rationing by inconvenience? 1999
    1999 The status of the clinicopathologic conference in academic medical centers 1999
    1998 Learning curve for precut biliary sphincterotomy 1998
    1998 Use of statistics and scientific inference: Odds ratios, likelihood ratio, and receiving operating characteristic curves [2] (multiple letters) 1998
    1998 Erratum: Symptoms, medication use, and health status following laparoscopic nissen fundoplication (LNF): Empirical validation of cost- effectiveness model assumptions (Medical Decision Making (1997) 17 (532)) 1998
    1997 Choice of long-term strategy for the management of patients with severe esophagitis: A cost-utility analysis 1997
    1997 Cost of endoscopy in economic evaluation [7] (multiple letters) 1997
    1997 Predicting drainability of pancreatic collections: Prospective comparison of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and ultrasound (US) 1997
    1996 Cost evaluation of novel therapeutics in rheumatoid arthritis (CENTRA): A decision analysis model 1996
    1996 Current status of the clinico-pathological conference (CPC): Has the CPC become obsolete 1996
    1994 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Elderly Patients Hospitalized In The 1990s: A Favorable Outcome 1994
    1994 Development, implementation, and evaluation of an advanced physical diagnosis course for senior medical students 1994
    1994 Fish oil for restenosis after angioplasty: A meta-analysis 1994
    1994 Ulcer prevention with misoprostol in chronic NSAID users [1] 1994
    1994 Validation of a clinical prediction rule for the differential diagnosis of acute meningitis 1994
    1993 Combination Drug Therapy for Hypercholesterolemia: The Trade-off Between Cost and Simplicity 1993
    1993 Preventing Restenosis With Fish Oils Following Coronary Angioplasty: A Meta-analysis 1993
    1992 Mortality after coronary angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery (the national Medicare experience) 1992
    1991 Hematoma of the rectus abdominis manifested as severe pain in the right lower quadrant 1991
    1990 The on-call experience of interns in internal medicine 1990
    1990 The 35-mm slide—Is blue better? 1990

    Research Overview

  • Measurement of educational productivity - Medical education and specifically the possibility of utilizing an outcomes research approach to measure the changes in graduate medical education on educational and patient outcomes.
  • Teaching Activities

  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • 02-523 - PEDIATRICS CLERKSHIP (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • 02-523 - PEDIATRICS CLERKSHIP (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • 02-523 - PEDIATRICS CLERKSHIP (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • STP2169M - HEALTHCARE POLICY, PHYSICIAN ADVOCACY & REGULATORY ASPECTS OF MEDICINE (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • 02-523 - PEDIATRICS CLERKSHIP (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • 02-523 - PEDIATRICS CLERKSHIP (Fall Term 2018) 2018 - 2019
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2018) 2018 - 2019
  • STP2166M - MEDICAL OUTREACH MINISTRIES (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 02-523 - PEDIATRICS CLERKSHIP (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • STP2164M - ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH OVERVIEW (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • STP2166M - MEDICAL OUTREACH MINISTRIES (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 02-523 - PEDIATRICS CLERKSHIP (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • STP2169M - HEALTHCARE POLICY, PHYSICIAN ADVOCACY & REGULATORY ASPECTS OF MEDICINE (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-405 - NEPHROLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-405 - NEPHROLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-407 - ONCOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-409 - GASTROENTEROLOGY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-407 - ONCOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-409 - GASTROENTEROLOGY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-409 - GASTROENTEROLOGY (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-409 - GASTROENTEROLOGY (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-406 - PULMONARY ACTING INTERSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-407 - ONCOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-405 - NEPHROLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-406 - PULMONARY ACTING INTERSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-405 - NEPHROLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-406 - PULMONARY ACTING INTERSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-407 - ONCOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-405 - NEPHROLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-406 - PULMONARY ACTING INTERSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-407 - ONCOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-409 - GASTROENTEROLOGY (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-405 - NEPHROLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-406 - PULMONARY ACTING INTERSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-407 - ONCOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-409 - GASTROENTEROLOGY (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-405 - NEPHROLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-409 - GASTROENTEROLOGY (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-405 - NEPHROLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-406 - PULMONARY ACTING INTERSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-407 - ONCOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-409 - GASTROENTEROLOGY (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-405 - NEPHROLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-406 - PULMONARY ACTING INTERSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-409 - GASTROENTEROLOGY (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-405 - NEPHROLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-406 - PULMONARY ACTING INTERSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-407 - ONCOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-409 - GASTROENTEROLOGY (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-404 - CARDIOLOGY ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • 28-441 - CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • 06-406 - ADVANCED EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • 28-411 - GENERAL MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP - TINSLEY HARRISON SERVICE (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • 30-403 - LUMBRERAS INFECTIOUS DISEASE ELECTIVE (LIMA PERU) (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • 06-406 - EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE AT THE BEDSIDE (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • 30-403 - LUMBRERAS INFECTIOUS DISEASE ELECTIVE (LIMA PERU) (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • Education And Training

  • Henry Ford Hospital, Internship 1985
  • Henry Ford Hospital, Residency 1987
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1992
  • Full Name

  • Gustavo Heudebert