Faculty

Timothy Ford
Timothy D Ford, MD
Division Chief


Luna Bhatta, MD
Luna Bhatta, MD
315 464-5973

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Penn State University College of Medicine, 2003, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2001, Cardiology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1998, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Beijing Medical University, 1991

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology; Arrhythmias; Atrial Fibrillation; Cardiac Arrest; more

Research Interests

  • Atrial fibrillation; Biventricular pacing in CHF; Cardiac pacemaker and implantable defibrillator

Clinical Interests

  • Director of Heart Rhythm Center/Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab

Robert L Carhart Jr, MD
Robert L Carhart Jr, MD
315 464-9572

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1997, Cardiology
  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1994, Chief Resident
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1990

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiology; Angina; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; Arrhythmias; more

Research Interests

  • Cardiac rehabilitation; Cardiac ischemia; Aggressive medical therapy; Congestive Heart Failure

Education Interests

  • Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program

Clinical Interests

  • Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Disease, General Cardiology

Associations/Memberships

  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC), Fellow
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)

Timothy D Ford, MD
Timothy D Ford, MD
315 488-2372

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Tufts-New England Medical Center, 1997, Interventional Cardiology
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1996, Cardiovascular
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1993, Internal Medicine
  • MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1990
  • Post Graduate Training: SUNY Albany, 1986, Science
  • BS: SUNY Buffalo, 1985, Biology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology; Cardiology; Angina; Aortic Aneurysm; more

Lewis W Johnson, MD, CDE
Lewis W Johnson, MD, CDE
315 464-5440

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, 1971, Medicine
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1969, Medicine
  • MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1964

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Certified Diabetes Educator; Clinical Hypertension; Clinical Lipidology; Diabetes; more

Research Interests

  • Diabetes mellitus and preventive cardiology

Education Interests

  • Diabetes mellitus and preventive cardiology

Clinical Interests

  • Diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and preventive cardiology

Associations/Memberships

  • Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, Fellow
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC), Fellow
  • American Society of Hypertension (ASH)
  • National Lipid Association (NLA)
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)

Hani Kozman, MD
Hani Kozman, MD
315 464-4535

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, 2000, Interventional Cardiology
  • Fellowship: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, 1999, Cardiology
  • Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 1996, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, 1992, Family/Emergency Medicine
  • MD: University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, 1989

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiology; Interventional Cardiology; Angina; Aortic Aneurysm; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; more

Research Interests

  • Coronary artery disease; Acute coronary syndromes; Acute myocardial infarction; Interventional cardiology; Coronary angioplasty/stenting


Kan Liu, MD, PhD
Kan Liu, MD, PhD
315 464-4536

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Washington University at St. Louis, 2009, Cardiology
  • Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, 2006, Internal Medicine
  • Additional Training: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2003, Research Assistant Professor
  • Additional Training: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2002, Instructor, Internal Medicine
  • PhD: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2001, Internal Medicine and Cellular Biology
  • MD: Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, 1992

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiology; Cardiovascular Computed Tomography; Echocardiography; Nuclear Cardiology; Cardiovascular MRI; more

Research Interests

  • -Endothelial dysfunction in coronary artery disease.
    -Lipotoxicity/glucotoxicity and endothelial/myocyte dysfunction in diabetes.
    -Clinical and genetic analysis of valve diseases/Strain/strain rate imagine in cardiomyopathy.

Clinical Interests

  • -Cardiology consult
    -Invasive cardiology and cardiovascular imaging,
    -Coronary artery disease prevention.

Associations/Memberships

  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
  • Society of Cardiovascular MRI (SCMR)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Janet L Lottermoser, NP
Janet L Lottermoser, NP
315 464-5973

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Arrhythmias; Atrial Fibrillation; Cardiac Arrest; Cardiomyopathy; Chest Pain (Heart Related); Endocarditis; more

Robert R Michiel, MD
Robert R Michiel, MD
315 464-4536

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1979, Cardiology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1977, Medicine
  • Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1975
  • MD: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1974

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiology; Angina; Aortic Aneurysm; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; more

Sakti Pada Mookherjee, MD
Sakti Pada Mookherjee, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 1970, Cardiology
  • MD: University Medical Clinic, Leipzig, Germany, 1963

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiology; Angina; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; Atherosclerosis; more

Danish S Siddiqui, MD
Danish S Siddiqui, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of California at San Diego, 2006, Interventional Cardiology
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2002, Cardiology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1999, Internal Medicine
  • Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1997, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Topiwala National Medical College, 1995

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Nuclear Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Interventional Cardiology; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; more

Research Interests

  • Noninvasive assessment of central aortic pressures; Improving cardiac outcome by reduction of anti-inflammatory markers; Renovascular hypertension

Clinical Interests

  • Coronary artery disease; Coronary artery interventions; Peripheral arterial interventions

Harold Smulyan, MD
Harold Smulyan, MD
315 464-4535

Education & Fellowships

  • MD: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 1953

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Cardiology; Hypertension; Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

Research Interests

  • Arterial & aortic distensibility; Hypertension

Associations/Memberships

  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Frances I Swiecki, RN,BSN,MSN,ANP-C
Frances I Swiecki, RN,BSN,MSN,ANP-C
315 464-9572

Education & Fellowships

  • NP: Syracuse University, 2004, Adult

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Cardiology; Angina; Carotid Artery Disease; Exercise Stress Test

Associations/Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau, Omicron Chapter (International Honor Society of Nursing)

Tamas Szombathy, MD
Tamas Szombathy, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Tufts University, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Campus, Boston, MA, 2010, Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Fellowship: St. Elizabeth's Hospital , Boston, MA, 2006, Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center, 2003, Chief Resident
  • Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center, 2002, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, 1999, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary, 1994

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Nuclear Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Echocardiography; Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology; Arrhythmias; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC), FACC

Daniel Villarreal, MD
Daniel Villarreal, MD
315 464-9578

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Angina; Aortic Valve Regurgitation; Aortic Valve Stenosis; Arch Aneurysm; more

Research Interests

  • Cardio-renal integration in physiological and pathophysiological conditions; Neuro-humoral and hemodynamic mechanisms in homeostasis, heart failure and hypertension.