Assistant Professor of Medicine
Acharya Contact Information
Tinsley Harrison Tower, Room 321
1900 University Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0006




University of Alabama Birmingham (2011)

Baylor College of Medicine (2008)

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2005)


Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (2008)
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular diseases (2011)
Diplomate, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (2010)
Testamur, National Board of Echocardiography (2011)

Society Memberships

International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
American Society of Transplantation


Clinical Interests

Heart failure
Pulmonary vascular disease


Teaching Experience

Preceptor, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, UAB School of Medicine (2011)
Year-long course on history and clinical examination for second year medical students.


Research Interests

Mechanical circulatory support in acute shock states. 



Acharya D and Falik R. Cardiovascular effects of thiazolidinediones: A review of the literature: South Med J 2009 Jan; 102(1):51-6.

Acharya D, Singh S, Tallaj J, Holman WL, George GF, Kirklin JK, and Pamboukian SV. Use of gated cardiac computed tomography angiography in the assessment of Left Ventricular Assist Device dysfunction.  ASAIO 2011 Jan-Feb;57(1):32-7l.

Acharya D, Nagaraj H, and Misra VK. Transcatheter closure of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm. J Invasive Cardiol. 2012 Jun;24(6):E111-4.

Acharya D, Robertson P, Kay GN, Plumb V, Jackson L, Warnock D, and Tallaj JA. Arrhythmias in Fabry Cardiomyopathy.  Clin Cardiol. 2012 Aug 9. doi: 10.1002/clc.22047

Acharya D, Litovsky S, Papapietro S, Pamboukian SV, and Tallaj JA. Coronary Fistula after Cardiac Transplantation. Circulation. 2012;126:2144-2145

Acharya D, McGiffin, DC. Hemolysis after Mitral Valve Repair. J Card Surg. 2013 Mar;28(2):129-32

Acharya D, Hashim, T, Kirklin, JK, Holman WL, Pamboukian SV, Tallaj JA, Loyaga-Rendon RY, and Singh, SP. Use of Retrospective Gated CT angiography to diagnose systolic LVAD inflow obstruction. ASAIO J. 2013 Sep-Oct;59(5):542-6

Wille KM, Bellot SC, Acharya D, Madani MM, Singh SP, McGiffin DC. Thromboendarterectomy for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension in Hereditary Hemorrhagic TelangiectasiaAm J Respir Crit Care Med.  January 1, 2014, Vol. 189, No. 1  : pp. 112-114

Acharya D, Loyaga-Rendon RY, Tallaj JA, Pamboukian SV, and Sasse M. Circulatory support for shock complicating myocardial infarctionJ Invasive Cardiol. 2014 Aug;26(8):E109-14

Loyaga-Rendon RY, Pamboukian SV, Tallaj JA, Acharya D, Cantor R, Starling RC, Naftel D, Kirklin J. Outcomes of Patients with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Who Received Mechanical Circulatory Support: Data from the INTERMACS Registry.Circ Heart Fail. 2014 Jan 17

Loyaga-Rendon RY, Inampudi C, Tallaj JA, Acharya D, Pamboukian SV. Cancer in end stage heart failure patients supported by left ventricular assist devices: case series. ASAIO J. 2014 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Tallaj JA, Pamboukian SV, George JF, Kirklin JK, Brown RN, McGiffin DC, Acharya D, Loyaga-Rendon RL, Melby SJ, Bourge RC, and Naftel DC. Have Risk Factors for Mortality After Heart Transplantation Changed Over Time? Insights from 19 years of Cardiac Transplant Research Database Study. JHLT 2012. 33(12): 1304-1311

Loyaga-Rendon RY, Taimoor H, Tallaj JA, Acharya D, Holman W, Kirklin J, Pamboukian SV Octreotide in the Management of Recurrent Gastrointestinal Bleed in Patients Supported by Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices.ASAIO J. 2014 Sep 17

Holman WL, Acharya D, Siric F, Loyaga-Rendon RY.  Assessment and Management of Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Left Ventricular Assist Device patients. Circ J 2015; 79(3): 478-86. 

PubMed Listings

Deepak Acharya, MD