Cardiology; Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
As a clinician actively involved in patient care, I see patients in my office at 1020 Youngs Road, suite 110 in suburban Amherst, as well as in the Conventus Medical Office Building on the downtown Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. My specialty is clinical cardiac electrophysiology, which is the field of cardiology that deals with arrhythmias and implantable devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators. We have assembled a team of cardiac electrophysiologists who work closely together, so that patients who are evaluated for cardiac arrhythmias in our practice have access to state-of-the-art procedures such as catheter ablation and implantable cardiac electrical devices. I was personally involved in the development of national guidelines for patient care in the treatment of atrial fibrillation as well as ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. In addition, I was on the writing committee for the upcoming national guideline on cardiac physiologic pacing.
I am involved in the education of residents and fellows as well as clinical research. My research focus is electrophysiology and pacing, including implantable device therapy and clinical trials in atrial fibrillation. In addition to leadership positions on steering committees, executive committees, and data and safety monitoring boards for multicenter clinical trials, I was the national principal investigator on a study of heart failure patients with atrioventricular block entitled Block HF. I have been involved in clinical trials for over 30 years which have led to more than 350 publications.
On a national level, I have held numerous national leadership roles, including serving as president of the Heart Rhythm Society, President of the Association of University Cardiologists, and President of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society. I am currently the President-elect of the Association of Professors of Medicine. I have also chaired the Food and Drug Administration’s Circulatory System Devices Panel. I currently serve as an associate editor of one of the key journals in the field of cardiology, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.