Department of Medicine
Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Dr. Canty is a physician-scientist whose career has focused on translational cardiovascular research and noninvasive cardiology. He received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MD from the University at Buffalo. After completing residency at the University of Rochester he returned to join the Division of Cardiology at UB where he has risen to become Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine. He has focused his research career on translational studies that employ acute and chronic large animal models of ischemic heart disease. Although his initial research focused on coronary circulatory control, his more recent studies have advanced our understanding of chronic hibernating myocardium. Ongoing areas of investigation include application of proteomic approaches to identify intrinsic adaptive responses of the heart to ischemia, imaging inhomogeneity of myocardial sympathetic innervation with positron emission tomography to predict the risk of sudden cardiac arrest and employing large animal models of ischemic heart disease to examine the ability of intracoronary stem cell infusions to stimulate endogenous cardiomyocyte proliferation. Dr. Canty currently serves on several editorial boards, NIH DSMBs and peer review panels. He is recipient of a Chancellors Award from New York State and is the Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Chair in Cardiovascular Diseases. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians and American Heart Association, he has been elected to the Association of University Cardiologists and is Past President of the Association of Professors of Cardiology.