Jose' A. Tallaj, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director of the UAB Heart Transplant Program
Section Chief of Advanced Heart Failure, Transplantation, and Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Contact Information
Tinsley Harrison Tower, Room 338
1900 University Boulevard
Birmingham Alabama 35294-0006

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Office Phonel: (205) 934-3438
Office Fax: (205) 975-9320



Cardiology Fellowship
University of Alabama at Birmingham (1998 – 2001)

Internal Medicine Residency
Wayne State University, Michigan (1996-1998)

Medical Degree
Pontificia University Catolica Madre (1992)

Board Certifications

American Board of Cardiology (1998)
American Board of Internal Medicine (1998)


Clinical Interests

Adult cardiac transplantation
Adult congenital heart disease
Advanced heart failure
Biventricular assist device
Cardiac catheterization
Congestive heart failure
Device therapy for congestive heart failure
Diastolic heart failure
End-stage cardiomyopathy
Heart failure
Heart/Lung Transplantation
Heart transplantation
Mechanical circulatory support device
Pediatric cardiac transplantation
Pulmonary artery hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy Pulmonary vascular disease
Valvular heart disease
Ventricular assist device (VAD)


Selected Journal


Pamboukian SV, Tallaj JA, Brown RN, Nielsen T, George JF, Kirklin JK, Holman WL, Levy WC. Comparison of observed survival after ventricular assist device placement versus predicted survival without assist device using the Seattle heart failure model. ASAIO J. 2012 Mar;58(2):93-7.
PMID: 22370679

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-year experience. Transplantation. 2011 Nov 27;92(10):1159-64.
PMID: 22015463

Pamboukian SV, Tallaj JA, Brown RN, Holman WL, Blood M, George JF, Costanzo MR, Cadeiras M, Smallfield MC, McGiffin DC, Kirklin JK. Improvement in 2-year survival for ventricular assist device patients after implementation of an intensive surveillance protocol. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2011 Aug;30(8):879-87. Epub 2011 Apr 21.
PMID: 21514180

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

PubMed Listings

Jose' A.Tallaj, MD