Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Louis Dell'Italia, Program Director 1997 -

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    Martin Young, Administrator 2014 -

    Martin Young received his Bachelors, Masters, PhD degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. Following postdoctoral training at Boston University and the University of Texas-Houston, Dr. Young held faculty appointments at the University of Texas-Houston and Baylor College of Medicine, before joining the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Young is currently a Professor of Medicine, Vice-Director for Research in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, and Section Chief for...

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    Robert Bourge, Vice Chairperson 2020 -

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    Steven Pogwizd, Associate Director 2008 -

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    Steven Pogwizd, Director 2013 -

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    Sumanth Prabhu, Division Director 2011 -

    Dr. Prabhu received a BS degree in Science from Penn State University and his MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He did internal medicine residency and a basic research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He was a cardiology faculty there as well as at the University of Louisville, before his arrival to UAB as Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. At ...

  • Faculty Position

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    Akshay Joshi, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2020 -

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    Alan Gertler, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2002 -

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    Ami Iskandrian, Professor (P) 1999 -

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    Andrew Lenneman, Associate Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Arka Chatterjee, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Interventional cardiologist with keen interest in both imaging and procedural aspects of structural and adult congenital heart disease. Also interested in quality improvement in the cath lab especially with respect to patient safety.

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    Ashley Jackson, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2016 -

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    Ayman Haj Asaad, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Baldeep Dhaliwal, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2020 -

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    Basel Hejjo Alrefai, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    Brigitta Brott, Professor (P) 2000 -

    Dr. Brott came to UAB in November, 2000 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She then completed her medical degree at Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL in 1988 and completed an Internal Medicine residency (1991) at Beth Israel Medical Center – Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Brott completed both...

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    Carrie Lenneman, Associate Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Charles White, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2019 -

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    Cynthia Joiner, Assistant Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Daniela Urina Jassir, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2020 -

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    Donald Rokosh, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Efstathia Andrikopoulou, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Elizabeth Jackson, Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Fadi Hage, Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Ferdinand Urthaler, Professor (P) 1973 -

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    Firas Al Solaiman, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Frank Farrokh Seghatol-Eslami, Associate Professor (P) 2006 -

    Dr. Seghatol is a cardiologist with interest in general cardiology and Echocardiography. He is particularly interested in valvular heart diseases and heart failure. He is level III echocardiography and as such is at the first row for diagnosing a variety of heart diseases. He is also involved in teaching medical students and residents and to accomplish this, he is always up to date with last recommendations and guidelines of cardiology societies.

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    Garima Arora, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    George Kay, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2013 -

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    Gilbert Perry, Professor (P) 2003 -

    Vice Director for Clinical Services, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, UAB. Oversee, organize and direct all clinical activities in the division of cardiology, oversee divisional quality and safety activities, and assist in faculty recruitment.
    General cardiologist with interest in heart failure, valvular heart disease, hypertension, primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease.

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    Glenn Rowe, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Gregory Chapman, Professor (P) 2017 -

    Gregory D. Chapman MD, FACC is a Professor of Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease at UAB. He has published research papers in Circulation, Circulation Research, and the American Journal of Cardiology. His commentary and letters have appeared in the American Journal of Medicine, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the New York Times. When not attending on the CCU and cardiology service at University Hospital, he enjoys seeing patients with cardiovascular issues at The Kirklin Clinic and the U...

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    Gregory Payne, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Gregory von Mering, Associate Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Gregory Walcott, Associate Professor (P) 2004 -

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    Harish Doppalapudi, Professor (P) 2007 -

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    Heriberto Matos Santana, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2018 -

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    Himanshu Gupta, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

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    Hind Lal, Associate Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Hussein Abu Daya, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

    Hussein Abu-Daya, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Interventional Cardiologist & Endovascular specialist. His clinical and research interests focus on atherosclerotic vascular disease management and intervention including coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease involving claudication and critical limb ischemia, renovascular disease, and venous disease and thrombosis.

    Dr Abu-Daya recently completed his general Cardiovascular and interventional Cardiology fello...

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    Jacob Townsend, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2013 -

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    Jaekyeong Heo, Professor - Clinical (P) 2018 -

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    James Boogaerts, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

    * LSUMC in New Orleans - Ph.D '82., M.D. '84
    * UAB - Medicine residency / Cardiology fellowship - '84 - '90
    * UAB Dept. Biochemistry - molecular biology of apolipoprotein A1 - '86 - '90
    * Ochsner Clinic Baton Rouge - cardiology - '90 - '91
    * LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center - '90 - '91
    * UAB Dept. of Molecular Genetics - molecular biology of apolipoprotein A1 - '92 - '94

    * Cardiovascular Associates...

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    Jason Thompson, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2013 -

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    Jian Huang, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Joanna Joly, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Joanna M. Joly returned to UAB in July 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Section in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. She is originally from the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2011. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and affiliated sites including the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Inova Fairfax...

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    John Holt Jr, Professor (P) 2003 -

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    Joonseok Kim, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Jose Tallaj, Professor (P) 2002 -

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    Kartik Gupta, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2019 -

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    Kevin Sublett, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2015 -

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    Louis Dell'Italia, Professor (P) 1997 -

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    Lufang Zhou, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Marc Cribbs, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Martin Miguel Amor, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Martin Miguel Amor, MD completed his medical education at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 2009, under the special accelerated 7-year medical program (Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine - INTARMED). He gained admission into this rigorous track straight from high school by ranking first in the national college entrance examination.

    After a three-year stint as a medical educator at the San Beda University College of Medicine and the Ateneo School of Medicine and ...

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    Martin Young, Professor (P) 2009 -

    Martin Young received his Bachelors, Masters, PhD degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. Following postdoctoral training at Boston University and the University of Texas-Houston, Dr. Young held faculty appointments at the University of Texas-Houston and Baylor College of Medicine, before joining the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Young is currently a Professor of Medicine, Vice-Director for Research in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, and Section Chief for...

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    Massoud Leesar, Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Matthew Pflederer, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Pflederer joined the Division of Cardiovascular Disease at UAB in August 2019 as an Assistant Professor. He completed medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2013. He went on to complete his Internal Medicine training at University of Colorado as well as the University of Kansas, where he finished in 2016. He completed his Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City/Saint-Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in 2019. Dr. Pflederer has rece...

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    Michael Simpson, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2013 -

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    Min Gao, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Min Xie, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    While pursuing basic medical research training, he realized how strong his desire was to couple clinical practice with fundamental and translational research. It is for that reason that he matched at UT Southwestern for clinical training and was pleased that his performance there led to being accepted into the prestigious cardiology fellowship at UT Southwestern started in July 2010. During his three years of research, he worked on the cardioprotective effects of histone deacetylase inhibitor (H...

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    Moazez Marian, Instructor (P) 2014 -

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    Mohamed Ameen Mohamed Ismahil, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Mustafa Ahmed, Associate Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Navin Nanda, Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Navkaranbir Bajaj, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Navkaranbir Bajaj, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2020 -

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    Oluseun Alli, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2016 -

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    Oscar Booker, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Palaniappan Sethu, Professor (P) 2013 -

    I am a Biomedical Engineer by training with a PhD from the University of Michigan where I worked with Dr. Carlos, H. Mastrangelo developing new polymer based lab-on-a-chip technologies for genomic and proteomic assays. I completed my postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Mehmet Toner at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Shriners Burns Hospital working on label-free approaches to isolate leukocyte sub-populations from who...

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    Pankaj Arora, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Pohoey Fan, Professor (P) 1994 -

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    Raymond Ideker, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2012 -

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    Raymond Workman, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2013 -

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    Riem Hawi, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Robert Bourge, Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Robert Foster, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2013 -

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    Ruchit Shah, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Shah came to UAB in August 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. He is a native of Alabama and completed his medical degree from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL in 2011. Dr. Shah completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2014 followed by a Cardiology fellowship in 2017 at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in Augusta, GA. During his cardiology fellowship, he served as the Glenn Garrison...

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    Salpy Pamboukian, Professor (P) 2003 -

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    Sameer Ather, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

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    Samuel McElwee, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Samuel McElwee, MD, FACC is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in 2010. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine and subsequently went on to complete fellowships in both Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. McElwee’s clinical interest include cardiogenic shock, temporary mechanical circulatory sup...

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    Sarabjeet Suri, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2019 -

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    Shane Prejean, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2020 -

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    Sharon Dailey, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2013 -

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    Silvio Papapietro, Professor (P) 2004 -

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    Sireesha Upadhrasta, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2020 -

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    Steven Lloyd, Professor (P) 2004 -

    Dr. Lloyd received his BS from Auburn University and his MD (1997) and Ph.D. (Physics, 1996) from Emory University. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease, with emphasis on Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, in 2004. After completing fellowship, Dr. Lloyd joined the faculty at UAB as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. He is currently Professor of Medicine and Ra...

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    Steven Pogwizd, Professor (P) 2008 -

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    Sudeep Aryal, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2016 -

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    Sumanth Prabhu, Professor (P) 2011 -

    Dr. Prabhu received a BS degree in Science from Penn State University and his MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He did internal medicine residency and a basic research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He was a cardiology faculty there as well as at the University of Louisville, before his arrival to UAB as Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. At ...

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    Suresh Verma, Associate Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Suzanne Oparil, Professor (P) 1977 -

    Suzanne Oparil, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FAPS is Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, and Director of the Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

    Dr. Oparil is a cardiologist with a special interest in the fundamental mechanisms of cardiovascular disease and in applying this information to the development of novel treatme...

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    Takumi Yamada, Associate Professor (P) 2008 -

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    Tariq Hamid, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Thomas Watts III, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2020 -

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    Todd Brown, Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

    Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease. He attended medical school at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA and completed his Internal Medicine training at the LSU Internal Medicine Residency in Baton Rouge, LA where he served as Chief Medical Resident. After finishing his training at LSU, he came to UAB to pursue his Cardiovascular Disease training. While at UAB, he completed a MSPH in health serv...

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    Tom McElderry, Associate Professor (P) 2005 -

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    Van Reeder, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2013 -

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    Vance Plumb, Professor (P) 2004 -

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    Vera Bittner, Professor (P) 2000 -

    Vera A. Bittner, Professor of Medicine and Section Head of General Cardiology, Prevention, and Imaging, has been on faculty at UAB since 1987. She currently serves as Quality Officer for UAB Hospital, is a member of the Provider Integration Network, and serves as Medical Director of the Coronary Care Unit and the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program. She has been listed in Best Doctors of America since 2009.

    Dr. Bittner’s research has focused on secondary prevention of cardiovascular ...

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    Vibhu Parcha, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2019 -

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    Vineet Kumar, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    William Fonbah, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2013 -

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    William Hillegass, Assistant Professor (P) 2000 -

    Dr. Hillegass is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division and holds a secondary appointment as an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics. In addition to general and invasive cardiovascular practice, Dr. Hillegass is a clinical investigator. Using research methods ranging from prospective randomized trials to secondary data-analyses, his applied research includes antithrombotic therapies, acute coronary syndromes, peripheral vascular diseases, cardiovascular diseases in d...

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    William Hillegass, Associate Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Hillegass is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division and holds a secondary appointment as an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics. In addition to general and invasive cardiovascular practice, Dr. Hillegass is a clinical investigator. Using research methods ranging from prospective randomized trials to secondary data-analyses, his applied research includes antithrombotic therapies, acute coronary syndromes, peripheral vascular diseases, cardiovascular diseases in d...

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    William Maddox, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Maddox is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist committed to delivering exceptional healthcare through dedication to patients and their families. He strives to provide compassionate care, through personalized education and open communication, wishing to inspire hope and well-being in all his patients.

    His specific clinical expertise includes catheter ablation of complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization de...

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    William Rogers, Professor (P) 2013 -

    Dr Rogers received his AB degree in Biochemistry from Princeton University and MD degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He did internal medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, served two years in the U. S. Army Medical Corps in Vietnam and in El Paso, Texas, and then completed a fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Alabama Medical Center in 1975. He has since remained at UAB, has been Professor of Medicine since 1984 and served as Director of the Coronary Ca...

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Jack Rogers, Instructor (S) 1997 -

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    James George, Assistant Professor (S) 1999 -

    Dr. James F. George is a Professor of Surgery for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is a molecular and cellular biologist who has worked in the field of heart failure and transplantation for more than 20 years. He is actively involved in researching the basic biology of heart failure and transplant rejection, the development of new drugs, and clinical outcomes after cardiac surgery and transplantation.

    His studies are concentrated in transplantation immunobiology, particularly ...

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    James Wyss, Professor (S) 1987 -

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    Jeffrey Holmes, Professor (S) 2020 -

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    Satinder Singh, Associate Professor (S) 2009 -

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