David M. Zlotnick MD

David Zlotnick

David M. Zlotnick
MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Endovascular Medicine; Interventional Cardiology; Vascular Medicine

Contact Information
University at Buffalo, Cardiovascular Division
Clinical Translational Research Center, Suite 7030
875 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-829-2663
Fax: 716-854-1840
davidzlo@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

I am an interventional cardiologist with UBMD Cardiovascular Medicine, with specialized training in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and noninvasive vascular interpretation (RPVI). I see outpatients through the UBMD ambulatory practice at the Amherst Clinic, and I care for patients admitted to the Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) consultative service and BGMC’s Cardiac Care Unit (CCU). My interventional practice involves evaluating and caring for patients with coronary and structural heart diseases. I perform diagnostic coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary atherectomy, percutaneous mechanical hemodynamic support, cardiac biopsy, patent foramen ovale (PFO)/atrial spetal defect (ASD) closure and transaortic valve replacement (TAVR).

I also have a specialized focus on evaluating and managing patients with peripheral vascular disease, including noninvasive vascular testing and endovascular interventions. I see patients at the Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) where I perform diagnostic peripheral and carotid angiography and interventions for peripheral arterial diseases. These procedures include lower extremity arterial atherectomy, angioplasty and stenting, renal and mesenteric artery revascularization and subclavian intervention.

I am active in research at the GVI by participating in a number clinical trials. One aims at protecting patients from renal damage during PCI (CARIN, Ischemix). Another involves an alternative procedure to perform TAVR for intermediate-risk patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis (SURTAVI, Medtronic). A third clinical trial addresses using intracoronary delivery of stem cells in patients postanterior myocardial infarction with ischemic left ventricular dysfunction (ALLSTAR, Capricor).

As a faculty member at the University at Buffalo, I teach and mentor residents and fellows during their hospital rotations.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Ochsner Clinic Foundation (2014)
  • Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (2013)
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (2012)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Chief Resident (2009)
  • MD, Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University (2005)
  • BA, Biology, University of Rochester, Distinction in Research, Take Five Scholars Program (2000)

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2014-present)

Awards and Honors:

  • Excellence in Teaching Award of the Department of Medicine (2008)
  • Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Academic Performance during the Third Year of Medical School (2004)

Research Expertise:

  • Renal injury after percutaneous intervention

Journal Articles:

Abstracts:

  • Rajagopalan B, Malhotra S, Iyer V, Morris W and Zlotnick D. Too much calcium, too little gradient: An unusual case of low gradient aortic stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015; 65.

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Professional Memberships:

  • ARDMS; RPVI (2014–present)
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (2014–present)
  • American College of Cardiology (2009–2014)

Presentations:

  • "PERT: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Treating Pulmonary Embolism" Grand Rounds, Catholic Health System (2017)
  • "Is the Use of Drug-Eluting Stents Related to the Risk of Target Vessel Revascularization." American College of Cardiology 2013 Annual Meeting, ACC (2013)
  • "Management of Cardiogenic Shock." Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group Fall Regional Meeting, Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group (2012)
  • "Pulmonary Hypertension and Outcomes of Aortic Valve Replacement for Severe Aortic Stenosis – New Insights." - Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group Spring Regional Meeting, Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group (2012)
  • "Special Topic: Case Studies: High Output Failure." The 8th Annual Dartmouth Conference on Advances in Heart Failure, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (2012)
  • "Severe Pulmonary Hypertension is an Independent Predictor of In-Hospital Mortality and Acute Kidney Injury after Aortic Valve Replacement for Severe Aortic Stenosis." - Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group Winter Regional Meeting, Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group (2012)
  • "Severe Pulmonary Hypertension is an Independent Predictor of In-Hospital Mortality and Acute Kidney Injury after Aortic Valve Replacement for Severe Aortic Stenosis." American College of Cardiology 2012 Annual Meeting, ACC (2012)
  • "Chronic Kidney Disease as a Risk Factor of Cardiovascular Disease." Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Cardiovascular Disease Update Symposium 2011, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (2011)
  • "Classification and Treatment of Coronary Artery Bifurcation Lesions: Putting the Medina Classification System to the Test." American College of Cardiology 2011 Annual Meeting, ACC (2011)
  • "Pulmonary Hypertension in Renal Transplant Candidates: Can Hemodynamic Profiles Help Provide Insights for Therapeutic Options?" American Heart Association 2011 Annual Meeting, AHA (2011)
  • "Special Topic: Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathy." The 6th Annual Dartmouth Conference on Advances in Heart Failure, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (2010)
  • "Pulmonary Hypertension Predicts Early Graft Dysfunction Following Deceased Donor Renal Transplantation." Medicine Grand Rounds, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Internal Medicine (2008)
  • "Pulmonary Hypertension in Renal Disease." - 2nd Annual Northern New England Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium (2007)
  • "Pulmonary Hypertension Predicts Poor Outcome Following Renal Transplantation: Clinical and Echocardiographic Characterization" American Transplant Congress 2007 Annual Meeting (2007)
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Contact Information

University at Buffalo, Cardiovascular Division
Clinical Translational Research Center, Suite 7030
875 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-829-2663
Fax: 716-854-1840
davidzlo@buffalo.edu

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