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Campus Address ZRB 719 Zip 0007
Phone  205-934-3853
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Medical School  Cornell University Medical College    1978  MD 
Graduate  Duke University Medical Center    1979  MD 
Residency  Duke University Medical Center    1987  MD 
Fellowship  UAB Hospital    1988  MD 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Cardiovascular/Thoracic Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Center for Outcomes & Effectiveness Res & Educ Professor
Center  Comprehensive Ctr for Healthy Aging  Comprehensive Ctr for Healthy Aging Professor
Center  Medicine  Ctr Cardiovasc Bio (Org Ret) Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. William L. Holman is a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UAB and the Chief of Surgical Services at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Birmingham. He is an internationally recognized exper tin mechanical circulatory support. Dr. Holman is the past president of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs. Dr. Holman has maintained a long time interst in resident education and currently serves as the Associate Director of the Cardiothoracic Residency Training Program.

Research/Clinical Interest
Basic Science: Myocardial Ischemia -- Reperfusion Injury, Clinical Research: Trials of Novel Ventricular Assist Devices, Multicenter Prospective Trials of Surgical Therapy, Training of surgical residents.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Kirklin JK, Pearce FB, Pamboukian SV, Alten JA, Borasino S, Carlo WF, Holman WL. Implantation of the HeartWare HVAD in a child after a recent thromboembolic stroke. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar;93(3):977-8. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.08.060  PMID: 22364990 
French JB, Pamboukian SV, George JF, Smallfield GB, Tallaj JA, Brown RN, Smallfield MC, Kirklin JK, Holman WL, Peter S. Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with ventricular assist devices is highest immediately after
implantation. ASAIO J. 2013 Sep-Oct;59(5):480-5. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e3182a4b434.  
PMID: 23995990 
Pamboukian SV, Tallaj JA, Brown RN, Nielsen T, George JF, Kirklin JK, Holman WL, Levy WC. Comparison of observed survival after ventricular assist device placement versus predicted survival without assist device using the Seattle heart
failure model. ASAIO J. 2012 Mar-Apr;58(2):93-7. doi:10.1097/MAT.0b013e31824450f9.  
PMID: 22370679 
Loyaga-Rendon RY, Taimoor H, Tallaj JA, Acharya D, Holman W, Kirklin J,Pamboukian SV. Octreotide in the Mangement of Recurrent Gastrointestinal Bleed inPatients Supported by Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices. ASAIO J.
2014 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print]  
PMID: 25232774 
Acharya D, Hashim T, Kirklin JK, Holman WL, Pamboukian SV, Tallaj JA,Loyaga-Rendon RY, Singh SP. Use of retrospectively gated CT angiography to diagnose systolic LVAD inflow obstruction. ASAIO J. 2013 Sep-Oct;59(5):542-6.
doi: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e3182a0d367. 
PMID: 23995999 

myocardial ischemia, reperfusion injury, Novel Ventricular Assist Devices, mechanical circulatory support