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James  D.  Bergin,  MD

Cardiovascular Medicine

Contact Information

Address: P.O. Box 800158, Charlottesville, VA, 22908-0158
Phone: 434.982.4247 Fax: 434.982.1998

Training & Certification


Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine


Cardiology, University of Virginia; Transplantation, Brigham and Women's

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Clinical Practice

Conditions Treated:

Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Cardiomyopathy, Myocarditis, Pulmonary Hypertension

Research Interest:

Pathophysiology and treatment of congestive heart failure, transplant, left ventricular assist device (LVAD), and general cardiology.



James D. Bergin, M.D., has more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, researcher and clinical practitioner specializing in heart failure and transplantation. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, and cardiology, and as a medical examiner. He is also certified as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor.

Dr. Bergin has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on 45 multi-center clinical trials involving heart failure. He has shared his research and experience through 90 invited lectures and as author or co-author of 50 peer- reviewed journal publications, 25 book chapters or books, and 39 scientific abstracts. He is a member of the Heart Failure Society of America, and a recipient of several teaching awards, including the UVA Department of Medicine's Clinical Excellence Award. He is the Medical Director of Cardiac Transplant/Heart Failure and the Director of the Coronary Care Unit at UVA.

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