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Faculty Detail    
Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease
Campus Address THT 328 Zip 0006
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med - Cardiovascular Disease Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cardiovascular Ctr  Comprehensive Cardiovascular Ctr Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Navin C. Nanda, MD, DSc (Med) (Honoris Causa), DSc (Hon), FACC, FAHA, FISCU(D), Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, pioneered the development of echocardiography. Specifically, he was the first to discover the pulmonary valve by echocardiography, diagnose a bicuspid aortic valve, invent treadmill exercise echocardiography, introduce color Doppler in the USA, invent the techniques of transpharyngeal and transgastric ultrasound, and use echocardiography in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. These techniques have revolutionized the way we practice cardiology in the world today.