BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health
sciences at the University at Buffalo and dean of the School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received a Distinguished
Fellowship Award from the International Academy of Cardiology.
The award recognizes profound contributions to cardiovascular
medicine and service to the academy. It has been awarded to fewer
than 20 individuals.
Cain is an internationally recognized cardiovascular
physician-scientist who specializes in abnormal heart rhythms.
A committee of 140 leading cardiologists and scientists selected
Cain for the honor. Prior recipients include Anne B. Curtis, MD,
Mary and Charles Bauer Professor and Chair of Medicine at UB, who
received it in 2010.
Cain was presented with the award during the 18th World Congress
on Heart Disease, held last month in Vancouver. Clinicians and
investigators from 51 countries attended the meeting, which offered
a comprehensive overview of the latest research developments and
future directions in cardiovascular medicine.
Cain’s research, supported by the National Institutes of
Health, has focused on determining the mechanisms of
life-threatening heart rhythm abnormalities that occur in heart
attacks and other conditions that damage heart muscle cells.
His findings are helping physicians better characterize and more
accurately localize abnormal heart tissue, and better identify
patients at increased risk for sudden cardiac death.
Cain has authored or co-authored more than 135 scientific
publications, review articles and book chapters. He also has
A former associate editor of the journal Circulation, he serves
on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Cardiology, the
Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Nature Clinical
Practice Cardiovascular Medicine and Heart Rhythm.
He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the
American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society.
Cain is a professor in the UB departments of medicine,
biomedical engineering and physiology and biophysics. He is
board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and
clinical cardiac electrophysiology and pacing.
Before coming to UB, Cain directed the Cardiovascular Division
at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
He is a resident of Orchard Park.