Professor of Medicine
Director of the Coronary Care Unit


Contact Information
Lyons-Harrison Research Building, Room 334
701 19th Street South
Birmingham Alabama 35294-0007





Cardiology Fellowship
University of Alabama at Birmingham (1973-1975)

Internal Medicine Residency
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1970-1971)

Medical Degree
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1969)

Board Certifications

American Board of Cardiovascular Disease (1975)
American Board of Internal Medicine (1974)




 Clinical Interests

Acquired heart disease
Angina pectoris Coronary artery disease
Chest Pain
Coronary heart disease in women
Coronary thrombosis
Atrial fibrillation
Congestive heart failure
Diastolic heart failure
Family history of coronary artery disease
Heart failure
Perioperative vascular medical management
Preventive cardiology
Valvular heart disease
Vascular medicine




Clinical Trials

Assessing new pharmacologic therapies for coronary artery disease including antiplatelet, antithrombin and lipid-lowering therapies.

Selected Journal


Canto JG, Rogers WJ, Goldberg RJ, Peterson ED, Wenger NK, Vaccarino V, Kiefe CI, Frederick PD, Sopko G, Zheng ZJ; NRMI Investigators. Association of age and sex with myocardial infarction symptom presentation and in-hospital mortality. JAMA. 2012 Feb 22;307(8):813-22.
PMID: 22357832

Doyle M, Pohost GM, Shaw LJ, Kelsey SF, Johnson B, Rogers WJ, Rayarao G, Sharaf BL, Pepine CJ, Merz NB, Biederman RW. Decisions Informed by Computing Entities (DICE) to improve prognostic value of myocardial perfusion imaging: the NHLBI-sponsored Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) Study. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2012 Feb 1;14 Suppl 1:P6. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
PMID: 22376401

Bowling CB, Sanders PW, Allman RM, Rogers WJ, Patel K, Aban IB, Rich MW, Pitt B, White M, Bakris GC, Fonarow GC, Ahmed A. Effects of enalapril in systolic heart failure patients with and without chronic kidney disease: Insights from the SOLVD Treatment trial. Int J Cardiol. 2012 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 22257685

Daly DD Jr, Fonbah W, Misra V, Vengala S, Nagaraj H, Rogers WJ, Lloyd SG. High risk closure of a large secundum ASD causing platypnea-orthodeoxia. Int J Cardiol. 2011 Nov 3;152(3):e52-4. Epub 2010 Dec 30. No abstract available.
PMID: 21194772

Doyle M, Weinberg N, Pohost GM, Bairey Merz CN, Shaw LJ, Sopko G, Fuisz A, Rogers WJ, Walsh EG, Johnson BD, Sharaf BL, Pepine CJ, Mankad S, Reis SE, Vido DA, Rayarao G, Bittner V, Tauxe L, Olson MB, Kelsey SF, Biederman RW. Prognostic value of global MR myocardial perfusion imaging in women with suspected myocardial ischemia and no obstructive coronary disease: results from the NHLBI-sponsored WISE (Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation) study. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Oct;3(10):1030-6.
PMID: 20947048

PubMed Listings

William J Rogers, MD