Professor of Medicine
Director of the Center for Heart Failure Research


Dr. Louis J. Dell’Italia was born in Newark, NJ. He received his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1978. He subsequently received Internal Medicine training at Georgetown and Cardiology fellowship training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Before coming to UAB in 1988, Dr. Dell’Italia was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Contact Information

Biomedical Research Building II, Room 432
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham Alabama 35294-2180





Cardiology Fellowship
University of Texas Health Science Center (1981-1983)

Internal Medicine Residency
Georgetown University (1979-1981)

Medical Degree
Georgetown University (1978)

Board Certifications

American Board of Cardiology (1983)
American Board of Internal Medicine (1982)




Research Interests

Mechanisms of Remodeling of the Heart in Heart Failure
Mechanisms of angiotensin II (ANG II) formation in the normal and hypertrophied heart
Effects of blockade of the renin angiotensin system on LV myocardial remodeling in the dog and human using three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging and tissue tagging
The contribution of tissue angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) to ANG II formation and LV myocardial remodeling using transgenic mice with variable copies of the ACE gene
Interaction of the renin angiotensin system and noradrenergic system in hypertrophy and heart failure
The effect of 1-4 on intracellular calcium regulation in the hypertrophied cardiomyocyte.

Selected Journal


Dillon AR, Dell'italia LJ, Tillson M, Killingsworth C, Denney T, Hathcock J, Botzman L. J Vet Cardiol. 2012 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 22386719 

Ahmed A, Fonarow GC, Zhang Y, Sanders PW, Allman RM, Arnett DK, Feller MA, Love TE, Aban IB, Levesque R, Ekundayo OJ, Dell'italia LJ, Bakris GL, Rich MW. Am J Med. 2012 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 22321760

Acelajado MC, Pisoni R, Dudenbostel T, Dell'Italia LJ, Cartmill F, Zhang B, Cofield SS, Oparil S, Calhoun DA.
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012 Jan;14(1):7-12. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2011.00556.x. Epub 2011 Nov 15.
PMID: 22235818

Gladden JD, Zelickson BR, Wei CC, Ulasova E, Zheng J, Ahmed MI, Chen Y, Bamman M, Ballinger S, Darley-Usmar V, Dell'Italia LJ. Free Radic Biol Med. 2011 Dec 1;51(11):1975-84. Epub 2011 Aug 30.
PMID: 21925594

Dell'Italia LJ. Translational success stories: angiotensin receptor 1 antagonists in heart failure. Circ Res. 2011 Aug 5;109(4):437-52. Review.
PMID: 21817164

PubMed Listings

Louis Dell’Italia, MD