Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering


Ph.D., University of California, San Diego


Dr. Rogers joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994 as a Postdoctoral Fellow and joined the Department of Engineering Faculty in 1997. He was previously a Senior Scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

Research Interest

Dr. Rogers' current research interests include cardiac electrophysiology, in particular, the study of the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias using finite element modeling and high-resolution cardiac mapping. He has also worked on problems in high-performance computing and scientific visualization.

Current Research

Mechanisms for Maintenance of Ventricular Fibrillation (NIH)

This project uses optical mapping of isolated perfused swine hearts and novel patterns analysis algorithms to investigate the mechanims by which ventricular fibrillation is maintained

Recent Publications

Huang J, Walcott GP, Killingsworth CR, Melnick SB, Rogers JM, Ideker RE. Quantification of activation patterns during ventricular fibrillation in open-chest porcine left ventricle and septum. Heart Rhythm. 2005;2:720-728.

Qin H, Huang J, Rogers JM, Walcott GP, Rollins DL, Smith WM, Ideker RE. Mechanisms for maintenance of ventricular fibrillation: Nonuniform dispersion of refractoriness, restitution properties, or anatomic heterogeneities. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 2005;16:888-987.


UAB School of Engineering
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1670 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35294-0019
Phone: 205 975-2102
Fax: 205 975-4720

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