Dysautonomia Information Network
This page was created in honor of the
dedicated physicians who make themselves available when DINET seeks guidance.
are very grateful for their generous assistance, advice and support.
Thank you, Medical
We appreciate your help!
G. Tullo, MD, FACC
New Jersey Center for Fainting
Tullo is a graduate of SUNY – Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY,
and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at The
North Shore University Medical Center in Manhasset, NY. He trained in
cardiology at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT, and completed his
fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Albert Einstein College of
Medicine in the Bronx and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark,
Dr. Tullo served as director of the
Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Service at St. Joseph’s Regional
Medical Center in Paterson, NJ from 1991 to 2003. He was also Associate
Professor of Medicine for the Seton Hall University School of Graduate
Medical Education. He left New Jersey with his family and spent three
years with the Chattanooga Heart Institute in Tennessee. He subsequently
returned to New Jersey to join Consultants In Cardiology in West Orange,
NJ. He established the New Jersey Center For Fainting out of his
passion for caring for patients with this frustrating disorder, and he
has a large number of patients with dysautonomia who are referred to his
Dr. Tullo is a fellow of the American
College of Cardiology and board-certified in Clinical Cardiac
Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Internal Medicine. He has
participated in many clinical trials, and enjoys teaching and writing.
Dr. Tullo has created a new informational website,
www.njfaint.com, for patients and physicians. He has been an active
member of the Heart Rhythm Society since 1989.
Amer Suleman, MD
The Heartbeat Clinic
Dr. Amer Suleman completed his studies at the
Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, the Mid America heart institute, and the
Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University. Dr. Suleman
also held Resident and Clinical Instructor positions at the State
University of New York at Buffalo and the Mayo Hospital (in Pakistan).
Dr. Suleman is an established medical lecturer
and writer, known for his focus on patient care. He is Testamur of
NASPeXAM in cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator management, and has
worked across the state of Texas as Consultant in Cardiac
Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Medicine.
Dr. Suleman is certified in Clinical Cardiac
Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Internal Medicine,
Pacemakers and Defibrillators, Echocardiography, and as a Specialist in
Clinical Hypertension. He has received numerous awards and grants, and
is a regular contributor to the medical and scientific communities. He
has been published widely, and has participated in numerous clinical
trials and investigations.
Today, Dr. Suleman and The Heartbeat Clinic
serve patients in the Dallas-Ft. Worth areas and beyond. His main
office is in McKinney, Texas.
State University of New York at Buffalo School
of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Blitshteyn completed her residency training in neurology at the Mayo
Clinic where she became interested in autonomic disorders. She
graduated with the Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, Summa Cum
Laude, from the University at Buffalo, where she was the valedictorian
of her graduating class, and she received her Medical Doctor degree from
the University at Buffalo School of Medicine.
After completing her training at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Blitshteyn
returned to Buffalo where she is now practicing general neurology and
autonomic disorders and serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Blitshteyn's research on hormone replacement
therapy and meningioma received national recognition and a Research
Award from the Florida Society of Neurology. She was also the recipient
of the Merck US Health Award from the American Headache Society. She is
currently leading research projects investigating the causes of Postural
Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.
Satish R Raj, MD, MSCI
Satish R Raj grew up in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from Queen’s University Faculty
of Medicine in Ontario in 1993. After completing residency training in
Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Queen’s University he moved on to a
fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of
In 2002, Dr. Raj moved to
Nashville, Tennessee as a Research Fellow in Clinical Pharmacology at
Vanderbilt University’s Autonomic Dysfunction Center and completed a
Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation.
He is currently an Assistant
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University and an
Attending Physician at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
His primary research interests
are to understand the cause and find more effective treatments for the
postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and neurally mediated syncope, as
well as disorders of the autonomic nervous system.
Dr. Raj lives with his wife and daughter in the Nashville area.
Julian M. Stewart, MD, PhD
New York Medical College
Dr. Stewart received MD and PhD degrees from the
University of Chicago studying cardiac physiology. He is a trained
pediatric cardiologist and an integrative physiologist. Dr. Stewart's
initial work concerned vascular physiology and was performed in the
laboratory of Dr. Thomas Hintze in Physiology at New York Medical
College. Subsequently, physiology methods were translated into
measurements in conscious humans, largely adolescents and young adults.
These are primarily noninvasive adaptations of classical blood flow
Dr. Stewart's work and funding now centers
around understanding the physiology of orthostatic intolerance in young
people, its relation to vascular control mechanisms and their impact on
the autonomic nervous system. The technological focus has been on the
development and use of methods to measure regional blood flow and
endothelial function in patients and in healthy volunteers. He has
developed methods using a combination of segmental impedance
plethysmography, strain gauge plethysmography, ultrasound and laser
Doppler flowmetry along with microdialysis techniques in which he can
test the responses to drugs and can measure changes in microscopic
amounts of biochemicals. These are applied to treatment of OI.
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