Cardiology

Our Cardiologists help patients dealing with disorders of the heart, including the treatment of congenital heart conditions, valve disorders, coronary artery disease, and other heart conditions.

Our Practitioners:

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Michael Donald Banas, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FASNC, RPVI

Michael Donald Banas, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FASNC, RPVI

705 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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5959 Big Tree Road, Suite 102
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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  • Area of Specialization: Cardiology
  • Special Procedures:
  • Degree:
    •  The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY – Cardiology Fellowship – June 2006, Department of Cardiology
    •  The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY – Internal Medicine Residency – June 2003, Department of Internal Medicine
    •  The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY – Medical Doctorate – May 2000, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    •  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY – Bachelor of Science degree – May 1996
    Biomedical Engineering (Mechanical Concentration) – Summa cum laude
  • Accreditations/Associations:
  • Honors:
  •  Thesis Honors for “Accelerated Mineralization of Prosthetic Heart Valves,” State University of New York at Buffalo, 2000
  • Bacelli Award for Most Outstanding Research, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2000
  • Second place in the 18th Annual Medical Student Research Forum for poster presentation: “Accelerated Mineralization of Prosthetic Heart Valves,” 1999
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, December 1994 – Present
  • Dean’s List (eight semesters), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; (two summer semesters), SUNY Buffalo
  • Certificate of Leadership, The Archer Center for Student Leadership Development, RPI, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Certificate of Outstanding Performance, Summer Research Program, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 1995
  • Research/Publications:Page B; Banas, MD; Suzuki G, Weil B, Young R, Fallavollita J, Palka B, Canty J, “Revascularization of Chronic Hibernating Myocardium Stimulates Myocyte Proliferation and Partially Reverses Chronic Adaptations to Ischemia.” J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(7):684Pizzuto M, Suzuki G, Banas M, Heavey B, Fallavollita J, and , “Dissociation of hemodynamic and electrocardiographic indexes of myocardial ischemia in pigs with hibernating myocardium and sudden cardiac death.” Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Jun 15; 304(12): H1697–H1707.Banas M, Baldwa S, Suzuki G, Canty J, Fallavollita J, “Determinants of contractile reserve in viable, chronically dysfunctional myocardium,” Am J Physiology-Heart and Circ Phys,2007:292(6), H2791-H2797Pizzuto M, Valverde A, Heavey B, Banas M, Michelakis N, Suzuki G, Fallavollita J, Canty J, “Brief sympathetic activation precedes the development of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation in hibernating myocardium.” J Electrocardiol. 2006 39(4 Suppl):S140-5
  • Hospital Affiliations:
    •  Buffalo General Medical Center
    •  Gates Vascular Institute
    •  Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
    •   DeGraff Memorial Hospital

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Ranjan Bhayana, MD

Ranjan Bhayana, MD

849 Rt. 5 & 20
Irving, NY 14081
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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160 East Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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7020 Erie Road Suite 4
Derby, NY 14047
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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  • Area of Specialization: Cardiology
  • Special Procedures: Angiogram
  • Degree: University of New York at Buffalo Doctor of Medicine; John Hopkins University School of Medicine Resident in Internal Medicine
  • Accreditations/Associations: American College of Cardiology; Erie County Medical Society; Medical Society of the State of New York; Board Certification Internal Medicine
  • Honors: President Alpha Epsilon Delta; Phi Beta Kappa Member; SUNY at Buffalo Dean’s List, NCI Fellowship for Summer Research in Oncology; Dean’s Letter for Performance, Third Year Clerkship
  • Faculty Appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor (HS) of Medicine – SUNY at Buffalo
  • Publications: Azra Raza, Kalust Uear, Ranjan Bhayana, Maureen Memphsi and Harvey Preisler. Utility and sensitivity of anti-BrdU antibodies in assessing S-ohase cells compared to auto-radiography. Cell biochemistry and Function: Vol. 3: 149-153 (1985). Azra Raza, Ranjan Bhayana, Kalust Uear, Jeffrey Kirshner and Harvey Preisler. Differences between labeling index and DNA histograms in assessing S-Phase cells from homogenous group of chronic phase CMJ patients. Cytometry 6: 445-451 (1985).  Azra Raza, Kalust Uear, Ranjan Bhayana and Harvey Preisler. Simultaneous detection of two probes incorporated in the DNA by combining immunofluorescence and auto-radiology. Blod: Vol. 64: pg 1960 (1984).

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James G. Conley, MD

James G. Conley, MD

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street, B6
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-2981
Fax: 716-859-3134

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  • Area of Specialization: Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology
  • Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease & Internal Medicine

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David Carlson, MD

David Carlson, MD

415 Tremont Street North
Tonawanda, NY 14120
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267

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  • Area of Specialization: Cardiology

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Lisa Durandetto, ANP

Lisa Durandetto, ANP

415 Tremont Street North
Tonawanda, NY 14120
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267

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Prashula Ellsworth, PA

Prashula Ellsworth, PA

160 East Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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Eli Farhi, MD

Eli Farhi, MD

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street, B6
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267

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Laura Ford-Mukkamala, DO

Laura Ford-Mukkamala, DO

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street, B2
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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5959 Big Tree Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: 716-710-8266
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  • Area of Specialization: Cardiology
  • Education: DO from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Special Training: Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Connecticut in Farmington
  • Fellowship: Cardiovascular Fellow with the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital in Hartford
  • Associations: Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease
  • Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Diseases, Echo and Nuclear Cardiology
  • Other Affiliations: Member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography and the Adult Congenital Heart Association
  • Other Areas of Interest: Heart Failure, Adult Congenital Heart Problems and Women and Heart Disease

Steven Herrmann, MD

Steven Herrmann, MD

Bradford Regional Medical Center
116 Interstate Parkway, 2nd Floor
Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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  • Area of Specialization: Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  • Education: St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine – Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine – Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Other Affiliations: Bradford Regional Medical CenterUPMC Hamot Medical Center
  • Awards/Recognition: ACC Fellow

Vijay S. Iyer MD, PhD

Vijay S. Iyer MD, PhD

100 High Street, B2
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267

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  • Area of Specialization: Cardiology; Interventional Cardiology
  • Special Procedures: Interventional cardiologist specializing in structural heart interventions. Clinical practice includes general cardiology, interventional cardiology and complex valvular heart diseases.

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Chee Kim, MD

Chee Kim, MD

705 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax:716-710-8267
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Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

Ashok Kothari, MD

Ashok Kothari, MD

2223 West State St
Olean, NY 14760
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

  • Area of Specialization: Cardiovascular Disease
  • Special Procedures: Exercise Stress Tests, EKGs, 24-hour Holter Monitor, Echo-cardiogram, 30-day Event Recorder, Pacemaker and AICD Follow-up
  • Degree: B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India-M.B. B.S.
    Internship: B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
    Residency: Medicine and Surgery, New Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, India
    Residency: Medicine and Surgery, Kenyatta National Hospital, Najrobi, Kenya
    Internship: Internal Medicine, Hospital for Joint Disease and Medical Center, New York, NY
    Residency: Internal Medicine, St. Mary’s Hospital, University of Rochester, NY
    Fellowship: Cardiology-Gelsinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
  • Accreditations/Associations: Fellow of American College of Cardiology; Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine-Subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease; Fellow of New York Cardiological Society; Fellow of American College of Physicians (American Society of Internal Medicine)

William Morris, MD

William Morris, MD

Buffalo General Hospital 2nd Floor – Section B
100 High Street, Buffalo NY
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

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Amey Dzuilko, PA

Amey Dzuilko, PA

Buffalo General Hospital 2nd Floor – Section B
100 High Street, Buffalo NY
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

Deborah Lavin

Deborah Lavin

Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267

Kishor V. Phadke, MD

Kishor V. Phadke, MD

705 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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  • Area of Specialization: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Erica Ann Patino, NP

Erica Patino, NP

115 Flint Road
Buffalo, NY 14221
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

Marylou Scholl, ANP-BC

Marylou Scholl, ANP-BC

Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267

Edward Spangenthal, MD

Edward Spangenthal, MD

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267

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  • Area of Specialization: Cardiology

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Philip Sullivan, MD

Philip Sullivan, MD

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street, B2
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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5959 Big Tree Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: 716-710-8266
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  • Medical School :
    SUNY at Buffalo – 1979
  • Residency Hospital:
    Univeristy of California Irvine – 1984
    University of Rochester -1982
  • Fellowship Hospital:
    Darthmouth Hitchcock Medical Center -1989
  • Area of Specialization:
    Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
  • Board Certifications:
    Cardiovascular Disease*,  Internal Medicine*

*Accrediting Board: American Board of Internal Medicine

Donald Switzer, MD

Donald Switzer, MD

705 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

  • Area of Specialization: Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Internal Medicine

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John Visco, MD

John Visco, MD

210 E. Main St.
Springville, NY 14141
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267
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  • Area of Specialization: Cardiology
  • Degree:
    • SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine
    • Intership: Straight Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital and E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital
    • Residency: Internal Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital and E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital

Sachin Wadhawan, MD

Sachin Wadhawan, MD

571 10th Street, Floor 2
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Phone: 716-710-8266
Fax: 716-710-8267

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  • Area of Specialization: Cardiology

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