The Arora Translational Lab team is comprised of MDs, post-doctoral fellows, researchers, scientists, statisticians, and epidemiologists from the United States and abroad. The skills of the lab members include molecular biology, human pathophysiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, biostatistics, and clinical trials. The team shares a common passion for translational research. All members focus on translating the molecular, genetic, animal, and other scientific discoveries into an improved & comprehensive understanding of cardiovascular pathophysiology and developing novel therapies to reduce the burden of cardiometabolic diseases. 

Current Member

Lab Director 

Director, Cardiology Clinical and Translational Research Program  

Director, Cardiovascular Genetics clinic program  

Director, Arora Translational Lab, UAB School of Medicine, 2016-   

Associate Scientist (C), Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center, UAB School of Medicine, 2016-   

Associate Professor (P), Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine Chair Office, 2016-   

Scientist (C), Comprehensive Diabetes Center, School of Medicine 2016-   

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Co-Director 

Director, Interventional Echocardiography UAB Cardiovascular Institute  

Co-Director, Echocardiography Lab, UAB  

Co-Director, Cardiac MRI Lab, UAB  

Co-Director, Arora Translational Lab  

Director, Arora Translational Lab, UAB School of Medicine, 2016-   

Associate Professor (P), Medicine- Cardio Vascular Disease, Department of Medicine Chair office 2015-    

Associate Scientist (C), Comprehensive Cardiovascular Centre School of Medicine 2016 – 

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Fellow 

PGY-1, Internal Medicine, ABIM Research Pathway, UAB Medicine

Instructor Fellow, Arora Translational Lab, UAB  

Clinical Research Fellow/Instructor, Cardiovascular Disease, UAB School of Medicine, 2019- 

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Fellow 

PGY-4, Cardiology, ABIM Research Pathway, UAB Medicine

Instructor Fellow, Arora Translational Lab, UAB  

Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, UAB School of Medicine, 2016- 

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@npatel1640 

Lab Associate 

Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow (NIMHD). Dr Malla’s research focuses on social determinants of cardiovascular disease and includes a multilevel framework that assesses individual factors (e.g., education, race/ethnicity), as well as contextual and structural factors (e.g., rurality, built environment) as determinants of cardiovascular conditions (e.g., coronary heart disease, heart failure and stroke). She has also contributed to several other research projects focused on multilevel influences on health. 

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Lab Associate 

Assistant Professor, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, The University of Minnesota 

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Lab Associate 

PGY-3, Internal Medicine, Arora Translational Lab, UAB

Statistician I 

Statistician, Arora Translational Lab, UAB 

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Clinical Research Coordinator III 

Clinical Research Coordinator, Arora Translational Lab, UAB 

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Clinical Research Coordinator I 

Clinical Research Coordinator, Arora Translational Lab, UAB 

Lab Associate 

Medical Student, Arora Translational Lab, UAB 

Lab Associate 

Medical Student, Arora Translational Lab, UAB 

Lab Associate 

Medical Student, Arora Translational Lab, UAB 

Lab Associate 

Medical Student, Arora Translational Lab, UAB 

Clinical Research Coordinator I 

Clinical Research Coordinator, Arora Translational Lab, UAB 

 

Lab Associate 

Undergraduate Student, Arora Translational Lab, UAB

Lab Associate 

Undergraduate Student, Arora Translational Lab, UAB

EMSAP Class of 2025

Arora Lab Alumni

Former Lab Associate / Medical Student

Arora Translational Lab, UAB

UAB Heersink School of Medicine Class of 2022

Vanderbilt Radiology Resident

Former Lab Associate

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