Cardiac pharmacology; Cardiology; Cardiopulmonary physiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Critical Care Medicine
I care for patients with a wide variety of heart problems including congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, valvular disease, and arrhythmias. My specialty is the diagnosis and treatment of systolic and diastolic congestive heart failure. I integrate information from multiple cardiac diagnostic studies to coordinate treatment for my patients with interventional cardiologists, heart rhythm specialists and heart surgeons. I am trained as an Advanced Heart Failure specialist and I am experienced in the treatment of patients with cardiac transplants and ventricular assist devices.
I am available to patients at the Great Lakes Cardiovascular offices in Amherst NY, the Buffalo General Medical Center Cardiology Clinic, and on the Cardiology inpatient services in the Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC).
In the Cardiac Care Unit I oversee patients with acute congestive heart failure, most often after myocardial infarction. In the outpatient clinics I manage medical and device therapy for heart failure and perform cardiopulmonary stress testing to identify patients who need advanced heart failure therapies including left ventricular assist devices or cardiac transplantation.
I am involved in multi-center clinical trials in treatment of heart failure. I study the role of hematopoietic system and inflammation in repair of heart attacks and the failing heart via my own independent research, and in collaboration with pharmaceutical firms. I am a peer reviewer for several leading journals in Cardiology, and review research grant applications for the NIH and American Heart Association.
I teach and supervise Internal Medicine residents and Cardiology Fellows in all facets of my clinical practice: during inpatient hospital care in the Cardiac Care Unit, while interpreting cardiac imaging studies, and in my outpatient practice. I also teach and mentor young scientists involved in research.
Cardiac pharmacology, Cardiology, Cardiopulmonary physiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Critical Care Medicine
This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.