Salvatore M. Calandra, MD, FACC is part of a Heart Center team that provides a comprehensive array of clinical and diagnostic cardiac services, including outpatient and inpatient consults, echo, regular and stress echo testing and pacemaker interrogation in our Heart Center.

Established in 2012, our Heart Center sees patients with cardiac and vascular conditions, and provides diagnosis and treatment options, including carotid and nuclear stress testing.

Our Heart Center is located on the first floor of our hospital and appointments are available on weekdays. Call our office at (716) 592-9644 for an appointment or for more information.

Leg Pain and Vascular Center

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital opened its Leg Pain and Vascular Clinic in spring 2016, signaling an expansion of its Heart Center and cardiology services. For information on testing hours or appointments, call: (716) 592-9644.

PROVIDERS

Dr Salvatore M. Calandra, MD, FACC

Dr. Sal Calandra is a Board Certified Cardiologist who has been practicing in the WNY area for the last 28 years. He was a partner with the Cardiology Group of WNY for 26 years and Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab and Intervention for the Catholic Health System for 17 years. He presently is the Director of Cardiology for Mobile Healthcare Partners/Mobile Primary Care. Recently, he has joined the cardiology team at ECMC.

Dr. Calandra continues BCH’s relationship with Kaleida Health, providing access to nationally-ranked cardiac care for patients living in the Southern Tier who will be treated in their home community at the BCH Heart Center.

Lauralee Sprague, NP

Lauralee Sprague, NP grew up in Sardinia and Machias, and currently resides in the area. She graduated from SUNY Brockport with a bachelor of science in nursing, and from D’Youville College with a master’s and certification as a family nurse practitioner (FNP).

Sprague has been in the healthcare field for more than 20 years, six of them as a registered nurse, and 15 of them as a family nurse practitioner. She is board certified in family practice, certified in ACLS, PALS, and BLS, and has experience in emergency medicine and family medicine.

Henry Meltser, MD, FACC

Dr. Henry Meltser

Dr. Meltser is an interventional vascular specialist who is board certified in three separate specialties. His training included clinical residency and fellowships at the University of Rochester and Indiana University.