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Faculty Detail    
Name SUMANTH D PRABHU
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Director, Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center
Mary G. Waters Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine
 
Campus Address THT 311 Zip 0006
Phone  205-934-3624
E-mail  sprabhu@uab.edu
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Education
Medical School  Jefferson Medical College    1985  MD 
Residency  University of Pittsburgh    1988  Resident, Internal Medicine 
Fellowship  University of Pittsburgh    1989  Physician Investigator Research Fellowship 
Fellowship  University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio    1992  Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship 


Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med - Cardiovascular Disease Professor
Secondary  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology Professor
Center  Biomedical Engineering  Biomatrix Eng Regen Med (BERM) Ctr Professor
Center  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology  Ctr for Exercise Medicine Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Cell, Molecular, & Developmental Biology 
Medical Scientist Training Program 
Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine 

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Prabhu received a BS degree in Science from Penn State University and his MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He did internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He was a cardiology faculty there as well as at the University of Louisville, before his arrival to UAB as Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. He is also Director of the UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center. Dr. Prabhu serves as a Consulting Editor of Circulation Research and is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American College of Cardiology  Fellow   
American Heart Association  Fellow   
American Society for Clinical Investigation  Member  http://www.the-asci.org/controllers/asci/AsciProfileController.php?pid=500719 

Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Mechanisms of cardiac remodeling and repair in heart failure
Description
We are actively studying fundamental mechanisms of pathological remodeling in the failing heart, with a particular focus on inflammatory pathways (tumor necrosis factor, nuclear factor-kappaB) and immune cell types (e.g., macrophages). We are also interested in the interplay between inflammatory signaling and cardiac stem cell-mediated repair in the failing heart. Our clinical studies examine the effects of mechanical support (ventricular assist devices) on forward and reverse remodeling in human heart failure.

Keywords
heart failure, ventricular remodeling, stem cells, inflammation, cardiac function