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 Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (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 Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (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 Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (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)
McCann SE, Marshall JR, Brasure JR, Graham S, Freudenheim JL. (2001) Analysis of patterns of food intake in nutritional epidemiology: food classification in principal components analysis and the subsequent impact on estimates for endometrial cancer. Public Health Nutr (Oct), 4(5): 989-997.
Ahmed, M, Yatsynovich, Y, Ramanan, T, Colern, G, Hansen, R, Cimato TR, Graham S, Page BJ, Iyer VS. (2019) Aortic Paravalvular Leak Repair. J Am Coll Cardiol (Jan), 3: 42-45.
Susan McCann, Jo Freudenheim, Marshall JR, Brasure JR, Swanson MK, Susan Graham. (2000) Diet in the epidemiology of endometrial cancer in western New York (United States). Cancer Causes Control (Dec), 11(10): 965-974.
VonFricken K, Karamanoukian HL, Ricci M, Graham S, Slate DM, Bergsland J, Salerno TA. (2000) Echocardiographic mass on the mitral valve. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth (Dec), 14(6): 753-754.
Susan McCann, Weiner J, Susan Graham, Jo Freudenheim. (2001) Is principal components analysis necessary to characterise dietary behaviour in studies of diet and disease?. Public Health Nutr (Aug), 4(4): 903-908.