Dr. Bisognano is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Rochester. He is the Director of Cardiology Outpatient Services.
Dr. Bisognano attended theMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, and was graduated in 1981. He received a M.A. in chemistry in 1984 from the State University of New York, Binghamton, NY. He received his Ph.D. in 1987 from the State University of New York, Binghamton, NY. He received his M.D. in 1990 from the State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse,NY.
Dr. Bisognano completed his internship and residency from 1990-1993 in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI.
From 1993-1994, he was a Fellow in Hypertension and Preventive Cardiology, Division of Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Dr/ Bisognano was a Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure and Transplantation, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO from 1994-1998.
From 1998 to 1999, Dr. BIsognano was a Lecturer of Internal Medicine, Divisions of Hypertension and Cardiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Divisions of Hypertension and Cardiology, University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI from 1999-2001. Dr. Bisognano was then appointed Assistant Professor in the Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2004 and full Professor in 2009.
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Dr. Bisognano is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Rochester. He is the Director of Cardiology Outpatient Services. He joined the faculty in September 2001 from the University of Michigan where he participated in the Hypertension and Vascular Medicine Program as well as the Heart Failure and Transplantation Program.
Dr. Bisognano directs Cardiology Outpatient Services. He also runs the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center and runs the Hypertension Clinic where patients are referred for intensive pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of high blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors. He also attends on the Heart Failure and Transplantation Service, which serves as a regional referral center for residents of the Finger Lakes and Western New York region.
Dr. Bisognano's research focuses on cardiovascular risk factor reduction, with a particular interest on improving compliance with the national guidelines for the treatment of hypertension. He is also interested in the etiology of hypertensive urgencies and emergencies, including the development of evidence-based treatment protocols for office patients with severely elevated blood pressure but no evidence of ongoing target organ damage. Additionally, he is interested in a community-based education program in the evaluation and treatment of hypertension, noting that only a small fraction of patients with hypertension achieve the blood pressure goals suggested by the national guidelines.