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Susan                          Graham

Susan Graham MD

Department of Medicine


Specialty/Research Focus

Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease

Professional Summary:

I am a cardiologist with a subspecialty interest in heart failure and general cardiology. I am based at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) and the Gates Vascular Institute (GVI), and I care for inpatients admitted to Cardiology Critical Care, Inpatient Cardiology and Inpatient Consultation. I have administrative duties that focus on the care of the cardiac patient at Kaleida Health: I help lead the collaborative efforts of over 50 cardiologists to improve the quality of patient care and patient outcomes.

My research responsibility has included serving as a local principal investigator in multicenter clinical trials, and our site has contributed to a number of cardiology research programs over the past 25 years. Our current focus is in systolic and diastolic heart failure, as a collaborative effort with colleagues in internal medicine and cardiology.

I am part of the teaching faculty in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and I am the lead physician for the BGMC training site. In this role, I work with another attending cardiologist to provide oversight and guidance to a team of five cardiology fellows, residents and fourth-year medical students at the BGMC continuity clinic. I also help organize and lead annual continuing medical education conferences through the medical school’s Department of Medicine and through Kaleida Health.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Cardiology, Medical College of Virginia (1989)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, VA Medical Center (1986)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota (1985)
  • MD, Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical School (1982)
  • Clinical Professor, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2012-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2007-present)
  • Medical Director, Buffalo General Hospital/Kaleida Health (2007-present)
  • Research Adjunct Professor, Social and Preventive Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Social and Preventive Medicine (1994-present)
  • Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine, Cardiology, Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (1995–2007)
  • Director, Coronary Care Unit, Buffalo General Hospital/Kaleida Health (1989–2006)
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine, Cardiology, Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (1989–1995)
Awards and Honors:
  • Robert S. Berkson, MD Memorial Award (2013)
  • Buffalo Spree "100 of WNY‘s Top Docs" (2008)
  • White Coat Teaching Award, UB Dept. of Medicine (2008)
  • UB Family Medicine Specialty Teaching Award (2005)
  • Buffalo General Foundation Award (1999)
  • CGF Health System Women in Medicine (1998)

Research Expertise:
  • Heart failure
  • Heart failure

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Professional Memberships:
  • Erie County Medical Society, Nominating Committee
  • Professional Steering Committe, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Heart Association
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Tranplantation

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Contact Information

Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-2573

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