Divisions

Cardiology

The Division of Cardiology provides comprehensive care to infants, children and young adults affected by, or suspected to have congenital and acquired heart disease.

We maintain up-to-date knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of heart problems through an active teaching program, medical research and continuing medical education activities.

Education and Training

Residents

Pediatric residents will spend their electives in various clinical settings. Knowledge of cardiology is vital for residents going into general pediatrics and more so going into a pediatric subspecialty such as neonatology, critical care or emergency medicine, as it helps them in the diagnosis and management of patients.

Residents learn the fundamentals of the evaluation and management of patients with heart disease and suspected heart diseases. In addition, residents who have a special interest in pediatric cardiology have an opportunity for more in-depth training and to learn the skill sets that will allow them a smooth transition into a fellowship program. This includes learning various modalities of echocardigraphy, cardiac MRI, electrophysiological testing, EKG, Holter and event monitoring.

Medical Students

Medical students have the opportunity to shadow our faculty in both inpatient and outpatient environments. Thus, they gain exposure to our highly specialized field. Those desiring of a greater involvement will be accomodated. In addition, our faculty give scheduled lectures pertaining to our pediatric subspecialty throughout the year.

Research

Our research interests include topics related to preventive cardiology, noninvasive imaging and electrophysiology. Our faculty members are well published and are reviewers for several journals pertaining to pediatric cardiology. We collaborate with other pediatric subspecialties as well as with our adult cardiology colleagues within our research programs.

Clinical Care

Our division is part of UBMD Pediatrics, a member of UBMD Physicians' Group, the medical practice plan for the University at Buffalo. We see patients at all three pediatric outpatient centers located in Amherst, Buffalo and Hamburg and provide consultations to inpatients at Oishei Children's Hospital.

As a pediatric resident, you will learn about the evaluation and medical management of:

  • congenital and structural heart diseases
  • cardiomyopathies, or diseases of the heart muscle, both familial and acquired
  • acquired heart diseases
  • rhythm disorders
  • chest pain
  • syncope (fainting)
  • heart diseases in athletes
  • heart failure
  • preventive cardiology including obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol
  • fetus with known or suspected cardiac conditions
  • common cardiac conditions, such as heart murmurs

Our diagnostic capabilities include:

  • performance and interpretation of pediatric transthoracic echocardiogram
  • performance and interpretation of fetal echocardiogram
  • performance and interpretation of electrocardiogram
  • performance and interpretation of transesophageal echocardiogram
  • cardiac MRI interpretation
  • 24-48 hour Holter interpretation
  • event monitor interpretation
  • electrophysiology studies and interventions
  • exercise stress testing, stress testing with pulmonary function testing and stress echocardiograms

Contact

1001 Main Street
5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0030
Fax: (716) 323-0292