Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Associate Division Director for Education and Training
Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Residency Program
Section Chief for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Dr. Lloyd received his BS from Auburn University and his MD (1997) and Ph.D. (Physics, 1996) from Emory University. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease, with emphasis on Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, in 2004. After completing fellowship, Dr. Lloyd joined the faculty at UAB as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. He is currently Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Associate Division Director for Education and Training, and serves as the Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Residency Program and as Head of the Section for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Dr. Lloyd coordinates the clinical and research activities of the UAB Cardiovascular MRI Center, where he guided the facility to accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Magnetic Resonance Laboratories (ICAMRL) in 2007—making it the first Cardiovascular MR Center fully reviewed and accredited by ICAMRL. It has been continuously accredited since that time. He also is President of the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (2011 – 2015) and a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Cardiology and the ACC Publications Committee.

Office Administrator

Gwen Timmons
Email Address:
Office Phone: (205) 934-9736
Office Fax: (205) 975-1952





Cardiology Fellowship
University of Alabama at Birmingham (2000-2004)

Internal Medicine Residency
University of Alabama at Birmingham (1997-2000)

Medical Degree
Emory University (1997)

Doctor of Philosophy (Physics)
Emory University (1996)

Board Certifications

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (2006)
American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (2004)
American Board of Internal Medicine (2000)

Society Memberships

American College of Cardiology
(President of Alabama Chapter, 2011 – 2015)
American Heart Association
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance




 Clinical Interests

Adult congenital heart disease
Aortic aneurysm/dissection
Cardiac catheterization
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance xxxxx 
Cardiac metabolism
Chest Pain
Congenital heart disease
Congestive heart failure
Coronary angiography
Coronary artery disease

Heart failure
Myocardial viability
Non-invasive cardiac imaging
Pharmacological stress test
Thoracic aortic aneurysm/dissection
Valvular heart disease




Fellowship Program

Dr. Lloyd is Director of the UAB Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program and the
Associate Division Director for Education and Training at UAB.




Research Interests

Use of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Imaging and Spectroscopy to study the heart and vascular system
Flow and motion quantitation by CMR
Application of physics and engineering principles to study heart and vascular physiology and mechanics
Impact of diet and other environmental factors on response to myocardial ischemia / infarction & reperfusion injury  

Selected Journal Articles

Kim EM, Moore PB, Singh SP, Lloyd SG. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging of the raghib complex. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Feb 22;57(8):e15. No abstract available.
PMID: 21329833

Desai RV, Seghatol-Eslami F, Nabavizadeh F, Lloyd SG. Unusual mechanism of tricuspid regurgitation in ventricular septal defect. Echocardiography. 2011 Feb;28(2):E36-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01332.x. Epub 2011 Jan 7.
PMID: 21210838

Kim EM, Desai RV, Doppalapudi H, Lloyd SG. Boomerang-shaped heart in isolated dextroversion.Eur Heart J. 2011 Jan;32(2):247. Epub 2010 Sep 22. No abstract available.
PMID: 20861139 

Wang P, Tate JM, Lloyd, SG.Low carbohydrate diet decreases myocardial insulin signaling and increases susceptibility to myocardial ischemia. Life Sciences 2008; 83:836-844.
PMID: 8951908

Des Rosiers C, Labarthe F, Lloyd, SG, and Chatham JC. Cardiac anaplerosis in health and disease: Food for thoughts. Cardiovasc Res. 2011; 90:210-219.
PMID: 1398307

PubMed Listings

Steven G. Lloyd, MD, PhD