Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology
I am an interventional and clinical cardiologist at the Buffalo VA Medical Center (Buffalo VAMC) after having been in private practice for over 25 years. The focus of my practice is the cardiac catheterization laboratory, though I also see outpatients in the cardiology clinic and perform inpatient clinical consultations in the hospital. I care for individuals with a spectrum of cardiovascular disease, including patients with stable coronary disease, acute coronary syndromes, valvular diseases and cardiomyopathies.
I participated as a site investigator in over 100 multicenter clinical research trials. My particular research interests are in studies of lipid management and preventive cardiology, intravascular ultrasound and plaque regression, critical care pathway development and application and outcomes research in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes. My current research involvement includes studies on lipid therapy, novel congestive heart pharmacologic therapy and atrial fibrillation in cancer patients. I am also involved in a supportive role with a study of antibiotic therapy and the management of peripheral arterial disease.
I enjoy teaching and have taught throughout my private practice career and continue at the VA. I teach cardiology fellows in the cardiac catheterization laboratory and in the cardiology clinic during initial cardiology consultations and follow-up outpatient care. I also teach fellows, medical residents and medical students during consultative rounds in the hospital.