Emma J. Birks, MBBS, Ph.D., B.Sc., FRCP

Emma J. Birks, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.,  B.Sc., MRCP

Emma J. Birks, MBBS, Ph.D., B.Sc., FRCP

  • Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics
  • Director, Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Support Program
UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-7959 - Academic Office
502-588-4600 - Patient Appointments


Clinical Expertise
Transplant Cardiology


Education and Training

  • Medical School: Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine - University of London
  • Residency: Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine - University of London
  • Fellowship: Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine - University of London

Featured Publications

  • Gopinathannair R, Roukoz H, Trivedi JR, Cowger J, Bhan A, Ravichandran A, Bhat G, Birks EJ, Slaughter MS, Ahmed MM. Impact of QRS Duration and Ventricular Pacing on Clinical and Arrhythmic Outcomes in Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients: A Multicenter Study. J Card Fail. 2019 Feb 21. pii: S1071-9164(18)30335-X. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2019.02.013. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30797964.
  • Gallo M, Trivedi JR, Mondal NK, Birks EJ, Slaughter M. Management of Antiplatelet Therapy During Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support After Thrombotic Hemorrhagic Events. ASAIO J. 2018 Dec 18. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000935. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30585872.
  • Gallo M, Trivedi JR, Monreal G, Birks EJ, Slaughter MS. Left ventricular assist device explantation after myocardial recovery. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jan 29;2018. doi: 10.1510/mmcts.2018.006. PubMed PMID: 30070781.
  • Milano CA, Rogers JG, Tatooles AJ, Bhat G, Slaughter MS, Birks EJ, Mokadam NA, Mahr C, Miller JS, Markham DW, Jeevanandam V, Uriel N, Aaronson KD, Vassiliades TA, Pagani FD; ENDURANCE Investigators. HVAD: The ENDURANCE Supplemental Trial. JACC Heart Fail. 2018 Sep;6(9):792-802. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2018.05.012. Epub 2018 Jul 11. PubMed PMID: 30007559.
  • Gopinathannair R, Roukoz H, Bhan A, Ravichandran A, Ahmed MM, Familtsev D, Bhat G, Cowger J, Abdullah M, Sandesara C, Dhawan R, Birks EJ, Trivedi JR, Slaughter MS. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and Clinical Outcomes in Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Jun 15;7(12). pii: e009091. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.118.009091. PubMed PMID: 29907652; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6220540.
  • Birks EJ. Stopping LVAD Bleeding: A Piece of the Puzzle. Circ Res. 2017 Sep 29;121(8):902-904. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.117.311759. PubMed PMID: 28963184.
  • Jakovljevic DG, MacGowan GA, Birks EJ. Reply: Left Ventricle Assist Device Recovery Should Include Recovery of Ventilatory and Autonomic Nervous System Abnormalities. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Sep 19;70(12):1538-1539. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.06.070. PubMed PMID: 28911522.
  • Kapoor A, Birks E, Lenneman A, McCants K. Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome after Heart Transplantation: Diagnosis and Immunosuppressive Therapy. Tex Heart Inst J. 2017 Jun 1;44(3):205-208. doi: 10.14503/THIJ-15-5007. eCollection 2017 Jun. PubMed PMID: 28761402; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5505400.
  • Bitar A, Vijayakrishnan R, Lenneman A, Birks E, Massey T, Slaughter M, Abramov D. The Use of Eptifibatide Alone or in Combination With Heparin or Argatroban for Suspected Thrombosis in Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Artif Organs. 2017 Dec;41(12):1092-1098. doi: 10.1111/aor.12910. Epub 2017 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 28621461.
  • Jakovljevic DG, Yacoub MH, Schueler S, MacGowan GA, Velicki L, Seferovic PM, Hothi S, Tzeng BH, Brodie DA, Birks E, Tan LB. Left Ventricular Assist Device as a Bridge to Recovery for Patients With Advanced Heart Failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Apr 18;69(15):1924-1933. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.02.018. PubMed PMID: 28408022; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5388890.