BUFFALO, N.Y. -- John M. Canty Jr., MD, the Albert and Elizabeth
Rekate Professor of Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB's chief of cardiovascular
medicine, has been named president of the Association of Professors
of Cardiology (APC) for 2012 - 13.
The APC is the preeminent professional organization for
directors of academic divisions of cardiology and cardiovascular
medicine representing academic health care centers throughout the
United States. Its mission is to promote the professional
development of its members, to lead the effort to train the next
generation of cardiovascular specialists and to be the voice of
academic cardiology faculty. The organization provides a forum for
chiefs of cardiology to regularly meet and discuss issues related
to the tripartite mission of academic cardiology divisions.
Canty has been a faculty member of the UB Department of Medicine
since 1983 and became the head of the division of cardiovascular
medicine in 2006. Since then, he has led UB's cardiovascular
medicine faculty, fostered expansion of programs in education,
research and clinical care and integrated the university's
cardiology sections at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center,
the Erie County Medical Center and Kaleida Health.
Canty was one of the earliest occupants in the new UB Clinical
and Translational Research Center (CTRC). Located above Kaleida
Health's Gates Vascular Institute (GVI), this unique
170,000-square-foot research facility on the Buffalo Niagara
Medical Campus allows UB's physician scientists to perform
cutting-edge research in the CTRC while providing state-of-the-art
care for patients in the GVI.
Canty's own research has focused on developing bench-to-bedside
personalized treatments for heart disease patients, a prime example
of the translational research that results from fostering
interactions among cardiovascular specialists, basic scientists and
Canty was elected to membership in the prestigious Association
of University Cardiologists in 2003. He received the UB medical
school's Stockton Kimball Award in 2005, which honors a faculty
member's academic accomplishments and worldwide recognition as an
investigator and researcher.
In 2010, Canty received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for
Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. A Fellow of the
American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and
the American College of Physicians, he has served on numerous peer
review and data safety monitoring committees for the National
Institutes of Health. He also serves on the editorial boards of
several leading cardiovascular journals.
Canty is a physician member of UBMD, a staff cardiologist at the
Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center and has been recognized by
Best Doctors in America since 1998.
A Buffalo native and a graduate of the UB medical school, Canty
lives with his family in Snyder.