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Dr. Michael Donald Banas



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Office Locations

705 Maple Road
Suite 300
Williamsville, NY 14221


5959 Big Tree Road
Suite 102
Orchard Park, NY 14127


Hospital Affiliations

  • Buffalo General Medical Center
  • Gates Vascular Institute
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
  • DeGraff Memorial Hospital


The State University of New York at Buffalo
MD, Internal Medicine Residency, Cardiology Fellowship

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Biomedical Engineering (Mechanical Concentration), summa cum laude


Accreditations and Associations

 Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society



  • 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
  • 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 and 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):684
  • Pizzuto 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-H2797
  • Pizzuto 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

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