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Herbert                        Young

Herbert Young MD

Department of Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology

Professional Summary:

As an interventional cardiologist, I perform a variety of invasive diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures. My primary interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndromes and interventional treatment of complex coronary lesions such as unprotected left main coronary artery interventions, bifurcating lesions and chronic total occlusions. Although my focus and passion have been interventional cardiology, I maintain an active interest and involvement in general cardiology and internal medicine and treat a variety of cardiovascular diseases, including congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias and dyslipidemias.

I practice at the Buffalo VA Medical Center (Buffalo VAMC) where I have been the chief of the cardiac catheterization laboratory since 1999. In addition to my responsibilities in the laboratory, my duties include attending on the cardiology consult service, covering the inpatient acute medicine service and interpreting a variety of non-invasive studies (e.g., stress tests, Holter and event monitor studies and EKGs).

I enjoy teaching and working with medical students, residents and fellows as they progress through their hospital rotations on cardiology consults and weekend medicine service coverage. I also mentor, supervise and teach fellows in the cardiac catheterization laboratory and outpatient cardiology clinic.

Education and Training:
  • Interventional Cardiology, University at Buffalo (1996)
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, University at Buffalo (1995)
  • BS, University of the Philippines College of Medicine (1987)
  • MD, Biology (cum laude), University of the Philippines College of Medicine (1983)
  • Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo (2004-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo (1997–2002)
  • Clinical Instructor, University at Buffalo (1992–1996)
Awards and Honors:
  • Buffalo VA Medical Center Spotlight Recognition Award (2006)
  • Buffalo VA Medical Center VISN 2 Distinguished Clinician Award (2005)

Professional Memberships:
  • American College of Cardiology; Fellow (1998–present)
  • "Effect of HDL on outcomes of drug eluting stents: results of single site retrospective analysis" Upstate New York Cardiovascular Research Symposium (2008)
  • "Stent thrombosis and clinical outcomes in patients receiving drug-eluting stents compared to bare-metal stents: results of a single-site retrospective study" Upstate New York Cardiovascular Research Symposium (2008)
  • "Importance of duration of clopidogrel therapy on outcomes after drug-eluting stent use: results of single-site retrospective study" Am Coll of Phys, NY Chapter Meeting (2008)

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Contact Information

Veterans Hospital
3495 Bailey Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 834-9200

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