Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Laboratories

M. Jeffery Mador, MD, inside our Buffalo VA Medical Center cardiopulmonary exercise testing lab.

M. Jeffery Mador, MD, uses leading-edge equipment to conduct full cardiopulmonary exercise assessments in one of our state-of-the-art facilities.

By using modern technology to evaluate how our patients' lungs and hearts perform during exercise challenges, we expertly assess and monitor a variety of pulmonary conditions in our cardiopulmonary exercise testing labs.

We have cardiopulmonary exercise facilities at two locations:

In our Buffalo VA Medical Center cardiopulmonary exercise facility, we undertake specialized research on skeletal muscle function in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and patients in pulmonary rehabilitation. 

For research and clinical purposes, we perform cardiopulmonary exercise testing, activity monitoring and body composition measurements in healthy individuals and those with pulmonary disease.

Equipment and Technology

Both of our state-of-the-art labs are outfitted with advanced equipment to ensure accuracy, patient safety and quality of care.

In our lab at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, you'll find technology including: 

  • MedGraphics cardiopulmonary exercise system
  • Quantum X bioelectrical body composition analyzer by RJL Sciences
  • RT3 and Step Watch triaxial accelerometers for activity monitoring

At Buffalo General Medical Center, you'll find technology such as the CareFusion cardiopulmonary exercise system.


Buffalo General Medical Center

Second floor, building A
Buffalo General Medical Center


Gibbons, William

William Gibbons, MD, FCCP

Clinical Associate Professor

Buffalo General Medical Center 100 High Street, B-812 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 859-2271; Fax: 716-859-3530


Affiliated Faculty and Staff

  • two registered respiratory therapists

four additional faculty:

  • three pulmonary and critical care medicine specialists
  • one pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine specialist

Buffalo VA Medical Center

Eighth floor, B wing
Buffalo VA Medical Center


Mador, M. Jeffery

M. Jeffery Mador, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Veterans Hospital 3495 Bailey Avenue Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 862-8629


Affiliated Faculty and Staff

  • one research coordinator
  • one nurse practitioner