Thomas Cimato

Thomas R. Cimato

Thomas R. Cimato MD, PhD

UBMD Internal Medicine


Cardiology; Critical Care Medicine


Professional Summary:

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 also study the role of hematopoietic stem cells and precursors in coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. I am also an investigator in several multicenter clinical drug trials 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

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Internal Medicine: Amherst Site
UBMD Internal Medicine - Amherst Site
1020 Youngs Road
Suite 110
Amherst, NY 14221
Office Hours: 8am-4:30pm
Phone: 716-961-9900
Accepting new patients

Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • Buffalo General Medical Center

Insurance Accepted:

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Board Certification, Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification, Nuclear Cardiology

Education and Training:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Stem Cell Biology, National Institutes of Health (2007)
  • Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2006)
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2006)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System (2002)
  • PhD, Biochemistry, University at Buffalo (1999)
  • MD, University at Buffalo (1999)
  • BS, University at Buffalo, Cum Laude (1992)

Awards and Honors:

  • Castle Connolly: America‘s Top Doctors (2017)
  • American Heart Association Research Administration Recognition Award (2016)
  • Finalist, Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology Council Award for Outstanding Research by an Early Career Investigator (2013)
  • University at Buffalo, Outstanding Laboratory-based Research (2013)
  • Fellow-American Heart Association (2011)
  • Most Read Articles in Circulation Journal-Molecular Cardiology (2010)
  • Fellow-American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2009)
  • Finalist, Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigator's Forum (2008)
  • Fellow-American College of Cardiology (2008)
  • Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare (2001)
  • Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research (1995)
  • First Place-University at Buffalo School of Medicine Research Forum (1993)
  • First Place-University at Buffalo School of Medicine Research Forum (1992)
  • Early Admission Program-University at Buffalo School of Medicine (1990)

Research Profile:

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