Health Professionals

Referring a Patient
Your patients' health is our top priority, and we strive to accept same day appointments when necessary. When you refer a patient to CVA, they will be given the opportunity to see one of our cardiologists in clinic and have any recommended non-invasive diagnostic testing performed during the same visit in an effort to provide a positive patient experience with less wait time and reduced number of trips to our office. To speak with our scheduling staff, call 205-510-5000 and press 1.

Educational Meetings
Our physicians have a passion for sharing their knowledge and expertise about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular conditions. We hold several events at our Main Campus throughout the year to educate and share knowledge with a wide range of healthcare providers, colleagues, patients, and community.

The annual Cardiovascular Update, presented by the CVA Medical Education Foundation, is structured to provide a concise and relevant review of the past year's developments and recommendations for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. It is our goal that primary care physicians, specialists, and other health care providers will find this meeting to be an effective and enjoyable venue to update their cardiovascular knowledge. Healthcare providers throughout Alabama and the Southeast region are invited to attend.

Visit for more information on the annual CV Update event.

Career Opportunities
Are you interested in joining a team with a 65-year history of dedication to the health and wellbeing of our community? CVA is recognized as one of the largest and most respected cardiovascular practices in the Southeast. We value the employees who have helped us achieve this goal, and recognize that commitment cannot continue to be fulfilled without the help of good people. For more information or to apply online for a position, please visit

CVA is proud to lead and execute research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. Patients who take part in clinical trials are vital to the process of improving medical care. Our full-service research team includes cardiologists and certified research nurses and assistants to provide a high level of care for all of our participants. For more information or to contact our team, call (205) 599-6374.

Research CVA Research
3980 Colonnade Parkway
Birmingham, Alabama 35243
Phone 205-599-6374
Fax 205-599-6369
24-hour line 205-531-1613

Current Enrolling Studies
DECLARE TIMI 58 - Coronary artery disease and Type 2 Diabetes
ANALYZE ST - Need for Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (New or Generator change)
RESPOND CRT – Need for BiVentricular Cardiac Defibrillator (New)
PAH QuERI – Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
ASPIRE – Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension currently on Tyvaso

J. Bradley Cavender, MD, FACC

Cardiovascular Associates

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Birmingham, AL 35243
tel: 205.510.5000
fax: 205.599.9056

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