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Dr. Vijay Iyer, MD, PhD

Area of Specialization

Interventional Cardiology

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100 High Street, B
Buffalo, NY 14203

515 or 535 Main Street
Olean, NY 14760


705 Maple Road
Suite 300
Williamsville, NY 14221

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Dr. Vijay Iyer is an interventional cardiologist specializing in structural heart interventions. His clinical practice includes general cardiology, interventional cardiology, and complex valvular heart diseases. He directs the complex valve clinic at Buffalo General Medical Center, as well as structural heart interventions at the Gates Vascular Institute and Buffalo General Hospital. Dr. Iyer performs a wide range of procedures, including:

  •  Transcatheter aortic valve replacements
  •  Mitral clip procedures
  •  Left atrial appendage occlusion
  •  Atrial and ventricular septal defect closure
  •  Percutaneous paravalvular leak closures
  •  Routine diagnostic coronary angiograms
  •  Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI)/angioplasty

Beyond caring for his patients, Dr. Iyer trains residents and cardiology fellows through didactic and bedside teaching, advises research projects, and oversees fellows in outpatient settings. He also collaborates with the departments of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics and the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine to train their residents and fellows.


Grant Medical College, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Mumbai, India
MD, Internal Medicine

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
PhD, Pharmacology

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology

University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease
Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Cardiology


Accreditations and Associations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Society for Coronary Angiography and Interventions
  • American Society of Echocardiography



  • Northwestern University Young Investigators Forum Finalist (2006)
  • Bristol Myers Squib-ACC Travel Award (2004)
  • Young Investigator Award, NYS ACC (2003)
  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship (2002)
  • Joel Gernsheimer Award (2001)
  • Best Research Poster Award MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting (1999)
  • Awarded Distinction in Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Bombay (1994)
  • Awarded Distinction in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Bombay (1992)
  • Awarded Distinction in Human Physiology, University of Bombay (1990)


Research and Publications

Dr. Iyer’s research includes cardiovascular stem cell therapy and percutaneous aortic/mitral valve replacement. In addition, he serves as local principal investigator for a number of multicenter clinical trials in these areas. He has also authored or contributed to a number of publications and abstracts


Hospital Affiliations

  •  Buffalo General Medical Center
  •  Gates Vascular Institute
  •  Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
  •  DeGraff Memorial Hospital
  •  ECMC
  •  Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
  •  Buffalo VA Medical Center
  •  Olean General Hospital
  •  Olean Medical Group



When you speak of Dr. Iyer -
This is someone to admire.
If a TAVR is what you need
He’s the one to do the deed.

It will be done with expertise
Quite remarkable to believe.
It was very plain to see
That this valve was destined for me.

So, it would be a crying shame,
Not to give the valve a name -
I think it would not be too hard
To formally name it - “Sir Edward”

What an adventure this is to tell -
The valve and I get along very well.
So “thanks” with all my (new improved) heart -
This idea was very smart!!

By Gloria T.

In the News

Dr. Vijay Iyer Featured on Your Hometown Health Connection

Meet Dr. Vijay Iyer, an Interventional Cardiologist and Marylou Scholl, a nurse practitioner from Great Lakes Cardiovascular on Your Hometown Health Connection.

Dr. Vijay Iyer

Dr. Vijay S. Iyer discusses taking care of your heart as you age on WBEN’s Aging Gracefully with Linda Pellegrino. 7/25/2021

Dr. Vijay Iyer

Wake Up Niagara| Co-Hosted by Lance Melin & John Maser, along with News Director Hank Nevins

Buffalo Healthy Living Cover Feb. 2021

February is Heart Health Month - Dr. Vijay Iyer urges people to pay attention to your heart symptoms.

Dr. Vijay Iyer, MD, Director of Cardiology, discusses the importance of taking care of your heart during this pandemic, and why it’s important not to ignore signs and symptoms.

Buffalo Healthy Living Cover

Dr. Vijay Iyer, an interventional cardiologist with Great Lakes Cardiovscular, is featured in the current issue of Buffalo Healthy Living.The article explores a series of potentially life-saving clinical trials Dr. Iyer is conducting.

Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) has successfully completed its one thousandth transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure that delivers a fully collapsible replacement valve to a damaged heart valve site. The 1000thpatient is 87-year-old war veteran Santi Corbelli of Williamsville, who was able to leave the hospital one day after the procedure. 

Some of the most common issues affecting people worldwide are aortic stenosis (narrowing or obstruction of the aortic valve), atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm), and degenerative mitral regurgitation (connective tissue of the mitral valve causes lesions preventing normal heart function). Now, more than ever, the following minimally invasive technologies are saving and improving lives. 

Dr Iyer, an interventional cardiologist with Great Lakes Cardiovascular, explains how they treat blockages in arteries and the minimally invasive procedures available. 

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