Takumi Yamada obtained his medical doctorate from the University of Nagoya in Japan. He completed residency training in internal medicine and fellowships in cardiology, interventional cardiology and electrophysiology at the Nagoya Dai-ni Red Cross Hospital where he served as chief fellow. In 2006, Dr. Yamada came to UAB as a post-doctoral fellow, and he joined the section of electrophysiology of UAB as Instructor of Medicine in 2008. Dr. Yamada was awarded an Alabama medical license as Distinguished Professor of Medicine at UAB in 2010. He then joined the clinical electrophysiology faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine in 2011 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine with Tenure in 2014.