James Youssef

James Youssef

James Youssef MD, FACC

UBMD Internal Medicine


Cardiology; Cardiopulmonary physiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Transplantation

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

As a noninvasive cardiologist with specialized training in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant as well as advanced cardiovascular imaging, I care for patients admitted to the critical care and inpatient telemetry cardiac services at Buffalo General Medical Center and the Gates Vascular Institute. I also provide both inpatient and outpatient consultative service. In addition, I am clinical faculty on the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant as well as the Mechanical Circulatory Support inpatient services at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital.

My dual interests include expanding clinical and research utilization of cardiac MRI and CT at the hospital for a variety of cardiovascular diseases, as well as collaborating to bring more comprehensive advanced heart failure therapeutic options to the city of Buffalo.

As part of the UBMD faculty, I oversee the training of medical students, interns, residents and cardiology fellows who rotate through the clinical and noninvasive imaging services.


Cardiology, Cardiopulmonary physiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Transplantation

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Great Lakes Cardiology
795 Maple Road
Williamsville, New York 14221
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
Contact: Jana Skwierczynski
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • WellCare

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Board Certification, National Board of Echocardiography

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, University of Rochester- Strong Memorial Hospital (2019)
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, University at Buffalo (2018)
  • Cardiac MRI, New York Presbyterian- Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (2014)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo (2013)

Research Profile:

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.

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