Associate Professor of Medicine
Section Chief of Electrophysiology

Hugh McElderry

Contact Information
Faculty Office Tower, Room 930
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-3400

Office Phone: (205) 934-2525
Office Fax: (205) 996-7460



Internal Medicine Residency
Wake Forest University Medical Center (1998 – 2000)

Medical Degree
University of South Carolina (1997)

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease (2003)
American Board of Internal Medicine (2000)

Society Memberships

American Heart Association
American College of Cardiology
Heart Rhythm Society


Clinical Interests

Atrial fibrillation
Biventricular pacemaker
(implantation or placement)
(implantation or placement)
Cardiac ablation
Cardiac arrhythmias
Cardiac electrophysiology
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation xxxxx
Catheter ablation of tachycardia
Device therapy for congestive heart failure
Implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD)
Mapping of cardiac arrhythmias
Pacemaker therapy
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
Ventricular tachycardia
Sick sinus syndrome
Heart block
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)



“Arrhythmia 101,” Daytime Alabama, WVTM Channel 13, Birmingham, AL
Air date: September 28, 2011
YouTube video


Research Interests

Catheter ablation technology
Clinical trials

Selected Journal


Yamada T, Robertson PG, McElderry HT, Doppalapudi H, Plumb VJ, Kay GN. Successful Reduction of a High Defibrillation Threshold by a Combined Implantation of a Subcutaneous Array and Azygos Vein Lead. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Feb 23. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2012.03332.x. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 2360586

Yamada T, McElderry HT, Doppalapudi H, Kay GN. Great cardiac venography by contrast injection through an external irrigation catheter. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Jan;9(1):156-7. Epub 2010 Oct 20. No abstract available.
PMID: 20969975

Yamada T, McElderry HT, Doppalapudi H, Kay GN. Atrial tachycardia originating from the junction of the right atrium and a diverticulum of the inferior vena cava. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2011 Aug;4(4):e44-6. No abstract available.
PMID: 21846882

Yamada T, Osorio J, McElderry HT, Doppalapudi H, Plumb VJ, Kay GN. Suppression of premature ventricular contractions during atrioventricular conduction block: what is the mechanism? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Mar;34(3):377-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02860.x. Epub 2010 Aug 18. No abstract available.
PMID: 20727094

Yamada T, Robertson PJ, McElderry HT, Doppalapudi H, Plumb VJ, Kay GN. An atrial tachycardia with altered atrial activation sequences within the coronary sinus: what is the mechanism? J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Feb;22(2):220-1. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2010.01902.x. Epub 2010 Sep 14. No abstract available.
PMID: 21314747

PubMed Listings

Hugh Thomas McElderry, MD