Cardiology; Critical Care Medicine
I care for patients with diagnoses across the spectrum of heart disease. I see my patients at the UBMD Internal Medicine practice group in Amherst and in the Cardiac Care Unit at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC). I conduct stress tests, interpret cardiac imaging studies, read electrocardiograms (EKGs) and perform evaluations for advanced heart failure therapies and cardiac transplantation. My specialty is the diagnosis and treatment of congestive heart failure: I integrate information from patient history, physical exam findings and diagnostic studies, and I coordinate treatment for my patients with interventional cardiologists, heart rhythm specialists and heart surgeons.
My research is focused on new approaches to identifying patients at risk for heart attacks and strokes. I am involved in collaborative studies addressing the treatment of heart failure, and I participate in the clinical trials of new medications for congestive heart failure. I am the principal investigator of a pilot study (STEMI-HSC) to determine if the amount of hematopoietic stem cell mobilization in myocardial infarction predicts recurrent coronary events. The study is funded by the UB Translational Pilot Studies Fund, and my collaborators include other cardiology faculty and researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). I am also an investigator in the multicenter clinical trial of the drug LCZ969 (PARAGON-HF, Novartis) in patients with heart failure.
I teach and supervise internal medicine residents and cardiology fellows in all facets of my clinical practice: during inpatient hospital care, while interpreting cardiac imaging studies and in my outpatient practice. I also teach second-year medical students in small-group settings for the Human Cardiovascular System course.
Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine
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