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Cardiology Fellows will be required to maintain the equivalent of a half day clinic per week during each year of the training program. They will gain expertise in the outpatient evaluation and management of cardiovascular problems, as well as an understanding of the natural history of these conditions over an extended period of time.


The Kirklin Clinic
2000 6th Avenue South, 4th floor
Birmingham, AL 35233-0001
Tel: (205) 801-8000 (TKC General info)
Fax: (205) 801-8799

Cardiology Clinic



James Taylor, MD, Director

Attending Physicians

General Cardiology Faculty

Patient Population

Patients with a broad spectrum of cardiovascular disease, including:
  • Arrhythmias   
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure  
  • Hypertension 
  • Valve Disease 
  • Vascular Disease

Outpatient Services

Diagnostic Imaging

  • Computerized Tomography (CT scan)
  • Echocardiogram imaging (ECG)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Cardiac Imaging, including Myocardial Profusion Imaging and Stress Tests
  • Ultrasounds

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Monitoring of heart rhythm
  • Enhanced External Cardiac Pulsation (EECP)
  • Stress Tests 

Interventional Procedures

  • Outpatient Cardiac Catheterization
  • Enhanced External Cardiac Pulsation (EECP)

Diagnostic Laboratories &

Heart Station
Sharon Dailey, MD (Ambulatory Monitoring)
Ferdinand Urthaler, MD (ECGs)
William Rogers, MD (EECP)

Echocardiography Laboratory

Navin Nanda, MD

Nuclear Imaging Facilities

Ami Iskandrian, MD

Outpatient Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

James Taylor, MD

UAB Hypertension Clinic



David Calhoun, MD

Attending Physicians

David Calhoun, MD
Fadi Hage, MD
Suzanne Oparil, MD

Patient Population

People with a wide variety of hypertension conditions that include:
  • Complicated or high-risk hypertension
  • Isolated systolic hypertension
  • Labile and fluctuating hypertension
  • Severe or difficult-to-treat hypertension

Outpatient Services

  • 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Hormonal and kidney assessments by 24-hour urine evaluation
  • Screening for possible secondary causes of hypertension such as renal artery blockage, hyperaldosteronism
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

UAB Pulmonary Vascular Disease Clinic



Salpy Pamboukian, MD
Jose Tallaj, MD

Attending Physicians

Robert Bourge, MD
Salpy Pamboukian, MD
Jose Tallaj, MD

Patient Population

People with pulmonary arterial hypertension, with symptoms that include:
   •   elevated blood pressure
   •   shortness of breath
   •   fatigue
   •   dizziness
   •   fainting
   •   heart palpitations
   •   chest pain

Outpatient Services

Provided by a multi-disciplinary team of
   •   Cardiothoracic surgeons
   •   Pulmonologists
   •   Rheumatologists
   •   Sleep disorder specialists
   •   A geneticist