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 appointed to the Heart, Lung and
Blood Program Project Review Committee of the National Institutes
of Health. He will serve on the committee for four years.
The Heart, Lung and Blood Program Project Review Committee is
responsible for advising the directors of the National Heart, Lung
and Blood Institute and the National Institutes of Health
concerning programs and activities in the areas of heart, blood
vessel, lung and blood diseases, sleep disorders and blood resource
management. The committee provides an initial review of grant
applications for program projects and makes recommendations for
Canty is a physician-scientist whose career has focused on
translational cardiovascular research and noninvasive cardiology. A
faculty member of the UB Department of Medicine since 1983, he also
is a practicing cardiologist at the VA Western New York Healthcare
System and at Gates Vascular Institute, and sees patients at UBMD,
the physician practice plan of the UB medical school. He has been
recognized by Best Doctors in America since 1998.
Canty has headed UB’s division of cardiovascular medicine
since 2006, leading the university’s cardiovascular medicine
faculty; fostering expansion of programs in education, research and
clinical care; and integrating the university’s cardiology
sections at the VA Western New York Healthcare System, Erie County
Medical Center and Kaleida Health.
He was one of the earliest occupants in UB’s 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 at the CTRC while providing state-of-the-art
care for patients at the GVI.
Canty’s 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 biomedical engineers.
In 2003, he was elected to membership in the prestigious
Association of University Cardiologists. 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. He is immediate
past-president of the Association for Professors of Cardiology, an
organization comprised of academic cardiology division heads from
medical schools in the United States.
Canty is a recipient of a 2010 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.
A Buffalo native and a graduate of the UB medical school, Canty
lives with his family in Snyder.