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Saurabh                        Malhotra

Saurabh Malhotra MD, MPH

Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Internal Medicine; Molecular Basis of Disease

 
Professional Summary:

I am a board-certified cardiologist trained in multimodality cardiovascular imaging. I have completed the most advanced training possible in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, and I am also certified to perform and interpret cardiac computed tomography (CT) and adult and congenital cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). I supervise and interpret these studies at the Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) and the Gates Vascular Institute (GVI). As a clinical cardiologist, I care for patients in the BGMC coronary care unit and the cardiac step-down unit. I provide consultative services at BGMC as well.

I also leverage my background in epidemiology and public health to advise appropriate utilization of imaging at BGMC and the GVI for patients with known or suspected ischemic heart disease. I use my training to educate providers about the best way to determine the likelihood of ischemic heart disease in their patients and how they can improve the application of these tests to diagnose patients, determine their prognoses and institute appropriate therapies.

As a clinical investigator, my research is geared toward imaging arrhythmogenesis in patients with heart failure. The goal of my research is to use imaging-based approaches to guide cardiac device therapies in heart failure patients. This includes implantation of defibrillators and biventricular pacemakers. I use nuclear cardiology-based imaging approaches to assess dyssynchronous cardiac contraction and sympathetic denervation in patients with heart failure to guide whether a particular device should be implanted or not. Once a decision is made to implant a device, these imaging approaches can also guide how the device should be implanted. My research helps identify the patients who will benefit from devices as treatment modalities, since these devices are invasive and expensive. My research also helps identify patients who will not benefit, which protects patients from a needlessly invasive and costly procedure.

As a faculty member in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, I teach my team of fellows, residents and students during and after rounds when I am on consult and inpatient services. I also supervise the fellows’ clinic at BGMC.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2013)
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Diseases, Indiana University (2012)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2009)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2006)
  • MPH, Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2004)
  • MBBS, Medicine, Delhi University (2002)
Employment:
  • Director, Nuclear Cardiology Training, University at Buffalo (2016-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, University at Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Clinical Instructor, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2012–2014)
Awards and Honors:
  • Young Investigator Award - American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2014)
  • Young Investigator Award - winner. American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. (2013)
  • Dr. Manohar Sai Gowda Memorial Young Investigator Cardiovascular Research Award (2011)

Research Expertise:
  • Multimodality cardiac imaging
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Sudden cardiac death
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • December 2014–December 2015
    Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)
    Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $34,810
  • December 2014–December 2015
    Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)
    Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $50,000
  • January 2011–January 2013
    GE Healthcare
    GE Healthcare
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $5,000
  • January 2007–January 2009
    Thomas H. Nimick Jr. Competitive Research Fund, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside.
    Thomas H. Nimick Jr. Competitive Research Fund, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $10,000
  • January 2005–January 2006
    Yousem Family Research Fund
    Yousem Family Research Fund
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $5,000

Journal Articles:
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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.
  • Malhotra S, Pasupula DK, Sharma K, Khanna M and Soman P.. Relationship between myocardial ischemia and left ventricular dyssynchrony on serial SPECT. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 2013; 20(4).
  • Malhotra S, Khanna M, Pasupula DK, Sharma RK and Soman P.. Pharmacologic stress as an adjunct to exercise: A comparison of regadenoson versus adenosine. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 2013; 20(4).
  • Hickey G, Yealy D, Malhotra S, Maxwell S, Pacella C and Soman P.. Initial results from a newly-instituted emergency department acute chest pain imaging service. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 2013; 20(4).
  • Malhotra S, Pasupula DK, Sharma R, Saba S, Shwartzman D and Soman P.. Left ventricular dyssynchrony predicts ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with severely reduced left ventricular systolic function. Heart Rhythm Society. 2013.
  • Malhotra S, Wang L, Bunker C, Winger D and Soman P.. Renal dysfunction does not affect the prognostic value of myocardial iodine-123 meta iodobenzylguanidine imaging (mIBG) in heart failure. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 2012; 19(4).
  • Malhotra S, Follansbee WP and Soman P.. Effect of age on the association between risk factors of coronary artery disease and the prevalence of silent myocardial ischemia. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 2011; 18(4).
  • Pannala NL, Malhotra S, Subbarao RA, Ng C, Sawada S, Mastouri R and Mahenthiran J.. Hemodynamic response to vasodilator stress testing with regadenoson. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 2011; 18(4).
  • Subbarao RA, Pannala NL, Malhotra S, Mg C. Sawada S. Mastouri and Mahenthiran J.. Tolerability of regadenoson as a pharmacological stress agent in patients with reduced left ventricular global systolic function. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 2011; 18(4).

Professional Memberships:
  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow (2014–present)
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Fellow (2013–present)
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2010–present)
  • Delhi Medical Council; New Delhi, India
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA); India
Presentations:
  • "Patient Centered Imaging Protocols: Minimizing Radiation Exposure and Maximizing Effectiveness" Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2016)
  • "SPECT Imaging of Dyssynchrony for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy" Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2016)
  • "Alternative Approaches to CAD Evaluation." Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2015)
  • "Echo Evaluation in a Stroke Patient: Cardiac Masses." Three Rivers ECHO Society, Three Rivers ECHO Society (2015)
  • "Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony in Heart Failure: Current Insights and Future Directions." City-Wide Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "One More Test to Take – The Stress Test!" Primary Care Update: CME Conference, UBMD Internal Medicine (2015)
  • "Phase Analysis with SPECT MPI: Implications in Image Interpretation and Patient Care." American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2015)
  • "Radionuclide Imaging as a Guide to Device-Based Therapy" Eastern Great Lakes Chapter, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2015)
  • "What’s New in Nuclear Cardiology? – Updates on Current Clinical Trials" Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2015)
  • "Greater Long-term Prognostic Value of SPECT Imaging over Exercise Electrocardiography Alone in Patients with a Normal Baseline Electrocardiogram." American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2014)
  • "Image-guided Diagnosis and Management of Cardiac Electrical Disorders" Mid-Winter Meeting, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2014)
  • "Non-nuclear Imaging for the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease" Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2014)
  • "Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony Predicts Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias in Patients with Severely Reduced Left Ventricular Systolic Function." American College of Cardiology (2013)
  • "Reshaping the Nuclear Cardiology Workflow." American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2013)
  • "Trends in Nuclear Cardiology, Finding the Aha Moment: The Emerging Leader’s Perspective." American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2013)
  • "Patient Centered Imaging Protocols." American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2012)
  • "Temporal Relationship of Fragmented QRS and Microvolt T-wave Alternans with Acute Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias after Experimental Myocardial Infarction." Kansas City Heart Rhythm Symposium (2011)
  • "Application of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Diagnosing Coronary Artery Disease: An Evidence Based Approach." Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2009)
  • "An unusual cause for low back pain: Mycotic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm." Society of General Internal Medicine (2008)
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Service Activities:
  • Eastern Great Lakes Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.; Vice President (2016–present)
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Cardiovascular Council; Board of Directors (2015–present)

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Contact Information

Clinical and Translational Research Center
875 Ellicott Street, Suite 7030
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 829-2663
Fax: (716) 854-1840
Email: smalhot@buffalo.edu

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