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Veena                          Manja

Veena Manja MD

Department of Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Cardiology; Internal Medicine

Professional Summary:

I am a noninvasive cardiologist focused on the detection and treatment of heart disease. I practice cardiology and internal medicine and care for patients with a wide variety of cardiac diseases at the Buffalo VA Medical Center (VAMC). My responsibilities include attending on the cardiology consult service, covering the medicine hospitalist service, performing transesophageal echocardiograms (TEEs), cardioversions and other cardiac procedures and interpreting echocardiograms, stress tests, electrocardiograms (EKGs) and Holter/Event monitors. In addition to treating patients in the acute setting, I am the director of cardiac rehabilitation at the VAMC, which is a multidisciplinary approach for improving cardiovascular health and preventing repeat cardiac events. I am also involved in quality improvement projects at the VAMC to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care.

I have a background in health research methodology, research methods skills that enable researchers to improve clinical practice, strengthen health systems and enhance population health. My area of interest is guideline development. I am collaborating with researchers at McMaster University in Canada on projects that include guideline development, economic evaluations and research methodology.

I am passionate about teaching. I mentor medical students as they rotate on both the general medical service and cardiology consult service at the VAMC. I also supervise medicine residents rotating on these services. I supervise cardiology fellows during their clinics, inpatient and noninvasive rotations at the VAMC, and I give didactic talks aimed at residents and fellows from various disciplines. I am an advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) instructor with the VAMC-based program.

Education and Training:
  • MS, Health Technology Assessment, McMaster University (2014)
  • Fellowship, Cardiology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2002)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (1999)
  • MBBS, Medicine, Mysore Medical College, First Rank (1995)
  • Internship, Mysore Medical College (1995)
  • Cardiologist, Medicine, VA Western New York Healthcare System (2002-present)
  • Cardiology Fellow, Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (1999–2002)
  • Chief Resident of Medicine, Medicine, VA Western New York Healthcare System (1998–1999)
  • Resident in Medicine, Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (1996–1998)
Awards and Honors:
  • HRM MSc Publication Award (2015)
  • Gold Medal Winner, University of Mysore (1996)
  • Mysore Medical College Silver Jubilee Prize (1996)
  • Meera Prahu Memorial Gold Medal (1996)
  • Marthandababu Prize (1991)

Research Expertise:
  • Cardiovascular risk and outcomes

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Professional Memberships:
  • American Heart Association (2007–2008)
  • American College of Echocardiography (2003–2007)
  • American College of Cardiology (1999–present)
  • Society of Cardiovascular CT
  • "GRADE Annual Meetings" Modeling in Guidelines (2016)
  • "Faculty of Health Sciences Research Plenary" Health Sciences Research Plenary (2015)
  • "A Systematic Survey of Use of Modeling in Guidelines" WHO Workshop on Use of Modeling in WHO Guidelines (2015)
  • "Criteria for Use of Composite Endpoints for Competing Risks" McMaster Annual Clinical Epidemiol9ogy & Biostatistics Research Day (2015)

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Contact Information

Buffalo VA Medical Center
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214

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