Canty to head cardiology group

Published December 13, 2012

John M. Canty Jr., the Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine in the 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 pre-eminent 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 meet regularly 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.