Navin C. Nanda, MD, DSc(Hon)

Distinguished Professor of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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, introduce and show clinical usefulness of live/real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography and use echocardiography in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. These techniques have revolutionized the way we practice cardiology in the world today. .


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