Experts Guide
UAB’s public relations specialists are the fastest, most efficient way for reporters to reach UAB experts on deadline. Call 205-934-3884.

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Heart Health Experts

Pankaj Arora, M.D.

Heart health • Hypertension • Obesity

Adam Beck, M.D. 

Vascular disease • Vascular surgery • Aortic aneurysms • Developing new medical devices tailored to individual patients 

James Davies, M.D. 

Adult cardiac surgery • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) • Minimally invasive heart surgery • Cardiac valvular disease • Outcomes research 

Raegan Durant, M.D., MPH  

Cardiovascular disease • Hypertension • Minority health • Preventive medicine • Health disparities

Grace Grau, DNP

Health Disparities • Cardiovascular disease • Chronic and continuing care for adults and the elderly 

George Howard, DrPH

Stroke risk factors, prevention • Heart health • Racial and geographical disparities in stroke populations • Health disparities

Virginia Howard, Ph.D.

Racial and geographical disparities in stroke populations • Health disparities • Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease epidemiology

Elizabeth Jackson, M.D.

Cardiovascular disease • Women's heart health • Digital health trends and eHealth • Preventive medicine • Diabetes • Health promotion

Joanna Joly, M.D.

Heart failure • Cardiomyopathy • Pulmonary hypertension • Transplant cardiology • Mechanical circulatory support • Dietary veganism • Health and wellness

Paul Muntner, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular disease • Hypertension • Blood pressure management • High cholesterol 

Salpy Pamboukian, M.D.

Heart failure • Women's heart health • Mechanical circulatory support devices • Transplant cardiology