Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Radiology


Dr. Iskandrian has been awarded the Master of the American College of Cardiology (MACC), Gifted Teaching Award of the American College of Cardiology, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, The Leadership Award of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the Mesopotamia Distinguished Award in Medicine, and numerous local, regional, national and international awards. He is a Past Chair of the Certification Board of Nuclear cardiology, Past Chair of the imaging committees of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, Past member of the Association of University Cardiologists, and Chair of the Research Committee of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Iskandrian has been voted as one of the “Best Doctors in America” for the last 10 years. He has served on numerous editorial Boards and is a reviewer of several specialty and subspecialty journals.

Office Administrator

Chris Bolling
Email Address: cboling@uab.edu
Office Phone: (205) 934-0545
Office Fax: (205) 934-7579



Cardiology Fellowship
Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia

Internal Medicine Residency
Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia

Medical Degree
University of Baghdad Medical School

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Diseases
American Board of Internal Medicine
Board of Nuclear Cardiology


 Clinical Interests

Acquired heart disease
Advanced heart failure
Angina pectoris
Cardiac imaging
Chest Pain
Coronary artery disease
Coronary heart disease in women
Congestive heart failure
Diastolic heart failure
End-stage cardiomyopathy
Exercise testing
Family history of CAD
Heart diseases in adults
Heart failure
Hemodynamic evaluations

Myocardial viability
Non-invasive cardiac imaging
Nuclear cardiac imaging
Nuclear cardiology
Peripheral arterial disease
Peripheral vascular disease
Perioperative vascular medical management
Preventive cardiology
Pulmonary artery hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension
Renovascular hypertension
Stress testing
Treadmill testing
Valvular heart disease


Research Interests

Interaction between coronary anatomy and physiology
Myocardial perfusion and cardiac function including synchrony in diabetes and chronic kidney diseases
Newer imaging methods
Newer forms of stress testing
Nuclear cardiac imaging
Prediction of sudden death.
Risk assessment using cardiac imaging

Selected Journal Articles

Hage FG, Iskandrian AE. The effect of caffeine on adenosine myocardial perfusion imaging: Time to reassess? J Nucl Cardiol. 2012 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
PMID: 22297853

Zoghbi GJ, Iskandrian AE. Selective adenosine agonists and myocardial perfusion imaging. J Nucl Cardiol. 2012 Feb;19(1):126-41.
PMID: 22130964

Roy B, Pawar PP, Desai RV, Fonarow GC, Mujib M, Zhang Y, Feller MA, Ovalle F, Aban IB, Love TE, Iskandrian AE, Deedwania P, Ahmed A. A propensity-matched study of the association of diabetes mellitus with incident heart failure and mortality among community-dwelling older adults. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Dec 15;108(12):1747-53. Epub 2011 Sep 22.
PMID: 21943936

Hage FG, Aljaroudi W, Aggarwal H, Bhatia V, Miller J, Doppalapudi H, Wazni O, Iskandrian AE. Outcomes of patients with chronic kidney disease and implantable cardiac defibrillator: Primary versus secondary prevention. Int J Cardiol. 2011 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 21862150

Hage FG, Dean P, Bhatia V, Iqbal F, Heo J, Iskandrian AE. The prognostic value of the heart rate response to adenosine in relation to diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease. Am Heart J. 2011 Aug;162(2):356-62. Epub 2011 Jul 18.
PMID: 21835298

PubMed Listings

Ami Iskandrian, MD