Professor of Medicine, Radiology, and Surgery
Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs and Development in the Department of Medicine
E.A. and Abbie Drummond Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at UAB


Contact Information
321K Tinsley Harrison Tower
1900 University Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama  35294




Cardiology Fellowship
University of Alabama at Birmingham (1982-1986)

Internal Medicine Residency
University of Alabama at Birmingham (1980-1982)

Medical Degree
LSU Medical School, New Orleans (1979)

Board Certifications

American Board of Nuclear Medicine 1987
American Board of Cardiovascular Disease 1985
American Board of Internal Medicine 1982   




 Clinical Interests

Cardiac transplantation
Congestive heart failure
Coronary intensive care
Coronary thrombosis
General clinical cardiology
Nuclear cardiology
Pulmonary vascular disease




Selected Journal


Tallaj JA, Pamboukian SV, George JF, Brown RN, Pajaro OE, Bourge RC, Cadeiras M, Smallfield M, Kirklin JK, McGiffin DC. Total lymphoid irradiation in heart transplantation: long-term efficacy and survival--an 18-Tyear experience. Transplantation. 2011 Nov 27;92(10):1159-64.
PMID: 22015463

Tallaj JA, Singla I, Bourge RC. Implantable hemodynamic monitors. Cardiol Clin. 2011 May;29(2):289-99. Review.
PMID: 21459250

Tallaj JA, Franco V, Rayburn BK, Pamboukian SV, Benza RL, Kirklin JK, McGiffin DC, Smallfield M, Bourge RC. Safety and efficacy of ibutilide in heart transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 May;28(5):505-7.
PMID: 19416781

Husain S, Pamboukian SV, Tallaj JA, McGiffin DC, Bourge RC. Invasive monitoring in patients with heart failure. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2009 May;11(3):159-66. Review.
PMID: 19379635

Tallaj JA, Singla I, Bourge RC. Implantable hemodynamic monitors. Heart Fail Clin. 2009 Apr;5(2):261-70. Review.
PMID: 19249694

PubMed Listings

Robert C. Bourge, MD