Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology
I am an interventional and clinical cardiologist at the Buffalo VA Medical Center (Buffalo VAMC). 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 participate as a site investigator in 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 using a PCSK9 inhibitor drug, HDL infusion therapy assessing for coronary artery atheroma regression by intravascular ultrasound, managing myocardial risk following non-cardiac surgery and assessing optimal treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation patients who have undergone coronary intervention and require a combination of antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy. I am also involved in a supportive role with a study of novel antibiotic therapy.
I enjoy teaching. 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.