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John D. Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D.

Cardiology

Clinical Interests

General Cardiology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2475

Fax: (585) 273-1129

Office: (585) 275-6168

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Dr. Bisognano is a Professor of Medicine and Director of Outpatient Services in the Division of Cardiology and joined the faculty in 2001. He is Director of the Comprehensive Hypertension Center at the University of Rochester, which was recently accredited by the American Society of Hypertension. He is accepting new patients in area of general cardiology, hypertension (including resistant and refractory hypertension) and heart failure. He is involved in numerous clinical trials that may offer new treatments to people with cardiovascular disease. He also attends on the inpatient Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Service where patients with all types of acute cardiovascular disease, including advanced heart failure, are treated. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology.

Professional Background

Dr. Bisognano obtained his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a M.A. from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, a Ph.D. from SUNY Binghamton, and his MD degree from SUNY at Syracuse. He was a medical resident at the University of Michigan Medical Center, a Fellow in Hypertension at the University of Michigan, and a Cardiology Fellow at the University of Colorado at Denver. He joined the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2001. He is currently President-Elect of the American Society for Hypertension.

Research

Dr. Bisognano is a Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Clinical Preventive Cardiology. 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'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. Dr. Bisognano is Upstate Governor for the New York American College of Cardiology through March 31, 2012. He is also the President, of the New York Cardiological Society, effective September 30, 2010 – March 31, 2012, and the President of theNew York Chapter, American College of Cardiology, present to September 30, 2010 through March 31, 2012.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

1981
BS | Mass Inst Technology
Biology

1984
MA | St Univ at Binghamton
Chemistry

1987
PhD | St Univ at Binghamton
Physical Sciences, Other

1990
MD | SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/24/1990 - 06/30/1991
Internship in Internal Medicine at University Of Michigan

07/01/1991 - 06/30/1993
Residency in Internal Medicine at University Of Michigan

07/01/1994 - 06/30/1998
Fellowship in Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

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Awards

2013
Medical Center Board Physician Excellence Award

2011
Best Teacher Award of URMC Cardiology Fellows

2006
Bauman Award for Best Teaching in Internal Medicine

2005
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

2004
Kohn Award for Teaching Excellence

1997
Astra-Merck Research Award

1992
Ann Arbor VA House Officer of the Month

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