Andrew J. Luisi, Jr., MD
Department of Cardiology
Buffalo Medical Group, PC
Specialties: Adult Cardiology and Cardiovascular Imaging

Dr. Andrew J. Luisi, Jr. is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology. His area of interest focuses on multimodality cardiovascular imaging, including nuclear cardiology (perfusion and viability imaging), echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, and CT angiography.

A graduate of Canisius College and the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Luisi has completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine, and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and has served as a New York State Representative of the American College of Cardiology.

Before joining BMG, Dr. Luisi was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UB. His activities included basic and clinical research, with a focus on investigational PET imaging, as well as a teaching attending at the Erie County Medical Center. Dr. Luisi has presented research findings at many national and intercontinental cardiology meetings, and is published in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently the director of Nuclear Cardiology at BMG, and site director of Nuclear Cardiology at DeGraff Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Luisi is primarily affiliated with Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Gates Vascular Institute and DeGraff Memorial Hospital.


Selected Publications

Regional myocardial sympathetic denervation predicts the risk of sudden cardiac arrest in ischemic cardiomyopathy.  Fallavollita JA, Heavey BM, Luisi AJ Jr, Michalek SM, Baldwa S, Mashtare TL Jr, Hutson AD, Dekemp RA, Haka MS, Sajjad M, Cimato TR, Curtis AB, Cain ME, Canty JM Jr.; J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jan 21;63(2):141-9. doi; 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.07.096. Epub 2013 Sep 25.

An abbreviated hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp results in similar myocardial glucose utilization in both diabetic and non-diabetic patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy.  Fallavollita JA, Luisi AJ Jr, Yun E, deKemp RA, Canty JM Jr.; J Nucl Cardiol. 2010 Aug;17(4):637-45. Epub 2010 Apr 14.

Prediction of arrhythmic events with positron emission tomography: PAREPET study design and methods.  Fallavollita JA, Luisi AJ Jr, Michalek SM, Valverde AM, deKemp RA, Haka MS, Hutson AD, Canty JM Jr.;  Contemp Clin Trials. 2006 Aug;27(4):374-88. Epub 2006 May 2.

Regional 11C-hydroxyephedrine retention in hibernating myocardium: chronic inhomogeneity of sympathetic innervation in the absence of infarction.  Luisi AJ Jr, Suzuki G, Dekemp R, Haka MS, Toorongian SA, Canty JM Jr, Fallavollita JA.;  J Nucl Med. 2005 Aug;46(8):1368-74.

Spatial inhomogeneity of sympathetic nerve function in hibernating myocardium.  Luisi AJ Jr, Fallavollita JA, Suzuki G, Canty JM Jr.; Circulation. 2002 Aug 13;106(7):779-81.

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