Buffalo, N.Y. -- Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer
Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine in the University
at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received
the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the Heart Rhythm
The award recognizes her outstanding contributions to the Heart
Rhythm Society, which she has served in a number of capacities,
including as president in 2006. More recently, she served as chair
of the society's governance committee. Currently, she chairs its
Curtis is one of the world's leading clinical cardiac
electrophysiologists and an expert in cardiac arrhythmias. Her
clinical research has significantly advanced knowledge of human
cardiac electrophysiology and heart-rhythm abnormalities.
She has been principal investigator, co-investigator, sponsor or
steering committee member on 85 research studies and clinical
trials and has written over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book
chapters, reviews and editorials. She also is author of a book on
Curtis received a 2010 Distinguished Fellowship Award from the
International Academy of Cardiology.
In 2011, she was a key contributor to guidelines on atrial
fibrillation that are issued periodically by the American College
of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on
She lives in Buffalo.