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 been
awarded the Walter Bleifeld Memorial Award for Distinguished Work
in Clinical Research. Bleifeld, considered one of the pioneers of
modern cardiology, was a professor of medicine and cardiology at
the University of Hamburg.
Curtis was presented with the award in July at the 17th World
Congress on Heart Disease of the International Academy of
Cardiology in Toronto.
The award recognizes Curtis's outstanding contributions to
clinical research. She 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.
Curtis's research interests include clinical trials in
implantable device therapy for prevention of sudden cardiac death
and management of heart failure, as well as clinical trials in
atrial fibrillation. She has been principal investigator,
co-investigator, sponsor or steering committee member on 85
research studies and clinical trials and has written more than 250
peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, reviews and editorials.
She also is author of a book on cardiac pacing.
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
Earlier this year, she received the 2012 Distinguished Service
Award from the Heart Rhythm Society.
She lives in Buffalo.