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Gregory A. Payne, MD, PhD

Gregory A. Payne, MD, PhD

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Division of Cardiology

1720 2nd Avenue South, ZRB 531
Birmingham, AL 35294

Phone: 205-934-6682

Member Since: 2022

Member Status: Fellow


Assistant Professor of Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease



Clinical Interest(s)

General Cardiology with an emphasis on vascular disease

Research Interest(s)

  • Vascular Biology / Coronary Artery Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Inflammation
  • Extracellular matrix and Protease Biology
  • Extracellular Vesicle Biology

Current / Former SSCI Roles


About Gregory A. Payne, MD, PhD

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Payne’s career has been defined by his determination to understand the early mechanisms of vascular disease that ultimately lead to cardiovascular deaths. As a trainee of both Medical Scientist and Physician Scientist Training Programs, he has gained unique translational scientific skills to investigate vascular and cellular biology. As an academic cardiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Dr. Payne cares for patients with a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, he co-directs the translational Program in Cardiopulmonary Research at UAB which investigates novel inflammatory pathways that contribute to cardiopulmonary diseases. Specifically, his team aims to understand how fragmentation of the extracellular matrix contributes to cardiovascular inflammation and vascular endothelial dysfunction. Dr. Payne is also responsible for developing the next generation of physician-scientists as the Assistant Director of the NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at UAB. Through the American Heart Association (AHA), Dr. Payne has been involved with career development as a member of the ATVB Early Career Committee. He has also championed the need for diversity in research through several regional and national organizations including the AHA-sponsored Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development (AHA/AMFDP).


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