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Brian                          Page

Brian J. Page MD

Department of Medicine

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease

Professional Summary:

As a general cardiologist, I care for patients diagnosed with a spectrum of cardiovascular diseases, including acute and chronic manifestations of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathies, valvular disorders, arrhythmias and aortic and pericardial diseases. I have expertise in the role of echocardiography and nuclear cardiac imaging for the evaluation of cardiac disorders, including transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), nuclear stress testing (myocardial perfusion imaging), viability imaging and multiple-gated acquisition scan (MUGA) studies for evaluation of cardiac function. I supervise and interpret these studies at both the Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) and Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) and in the outpatient setting. I also perform electrical cardioversions to manage arrhythmias and interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs) for BGMC, and I provide consultative services there as well. I care for inpatients in the critical care and cardiac monitoring units (telemetry) at BGMC and the GVI, and I continue to provide care for patients after they are discharged from the hospital. I care for individuals on an outpatient basis by managing those with chronic cardiac conditions and by providing preventative cardiology services for patients with hypertension and hyperlipidemia. I also evaluate patients with chest pain or shortness of breath.

My research focus is on clinical cardiac imaging. I supervise resident projects involving the role of myocardial perfusion imaging and coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in patients with mildly elevated markers of cardiac injury (troponin). I also am the sponsor for a project aimed at improving congestive heart failure outcomes at BGMC, an effort that will improve cardiac care for patients in Western New York.

As program director for the fellowship in cardiovascular disease, I organize the fellowship didactic curriculum and case discussions. I mentor the fellows and coordinate their training to achieve their specific career goals, including preparation for subspeciality training in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, heart failure or advanced cardiac imaging.

I also enjoy teaching medical students and residents. I teach in the second-year medical student cardiovascular curriculum and coordinate and lead small-group case discussions for third- and fourth-year medical students. I also provide lectures and board review to internal medicine residents.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, Cum Laude (2003)
  • BA, Biochemistry, Canisius College, Summa Cum Laude (1999)
  • Associate Professor, University at Buffalo (2015-present)
  • Program Director, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine, University at Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2009–2015)
Awards and Honors:
  • White Coat Teaching Award (2013)
  • ACP Annual Scientific Meeting Resident Research - 2nd Place (2013)
  • F. Carter Pannill Jr., MD Award (2012)
  • ACC Young Investigator Award Competition - 2nd Place (2010)
  • 1st Place SUNY at Buffalo 9th Annual Resident Scholarly Exchange day (2006)
  • Lawrence H. Golden, MD Intern Award (2004)

Research Expertise:
  • Chronic adaptations to myocardial ischemia

Journal Articles:
  • Papadopoulos G, Vakkalanka S, Adib K, Sharma U,Page BJ. Clinical utility of coronary computed tomography angiography to evaluate patients with mildly elevated troponins without clinically manifest acute coronary syndrome. J Am College of Card. 2016; 67(13).
  • Weil BR, Page BJ, Banas MD, Suzuki G and Canty, Jr., JM. Arteriolar remodeling limits maximal perfusion after percutaneous revascularization of a chronic stenosis in pigs with hibernating myocardium. FASEB J. 2012; 26.
  • Banas MD, Page B, Young RF, Fallavollita JA and Canty Jr JM. Residual dysfunction after revascularization of hibernating myocardium is independent of fibrosis and secondary to myocyte loss and persistent regional reductions in mitochondrial oxidative enzymes. Circulation. 2006; 114.
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Professional Memberships:
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (2015–present)
  • American College of Cardiology (2009–2015)
  • American Heart Association (2009–present)
  • "Temporal Progression of Changes in Protein Expression and Mitochondrial Respiration in Viable Chronically Dysfunctional Myocardium" ACC 2010, American College Cardiology, Young Investigator Award Competition (2010)
  • "Intracoronary Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) Improve Regional Function with a Differential Effect on Glycolytic and Mitochondrial Metabolic Enzymes in Chronic Hibernating Myocardium" American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2007, American Heart Association (2007)
  • "Pravastatin Improves Function in Hibernating Myocardium by Restoring Mitochondrial Protein Expression in the Absence of Increased Perfusion" American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2006, American Heart Association (2006)
  • "Myocardial Proteomic Profiling Demonstrates that Overexpressing Fibroblast Growth Factor (AdvFGF-5) Normalizes Metabolic and Stress Protein Expression in Swine with Hibernating Myocardium" American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2005, American Heart Association (2005)
Service Activities:
  • Buffalo General Medical Center; CCU, Consult services, Non-invasive Cardiology Services (echo, TEE, nuclear imaging).; Clinical Staff (2009–present)

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Contact Information

Clinical and Translational Research Center
875 Ellicott Street
Suite 7030
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-829-2663
Fax: 716-854-1840

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