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John                           Canty, Jr.

John M. Canty, Jr. MD

Department of Medicine

Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Specialty/Research Focus


Professional Summary:

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.

Education and Training:
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, Thesis Honors (1979)
  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cum Laude (1975)
  • Fellowship, cardiovascular disease, University at Buffalo, 1981-83, University at Buffalo
  • Internship/Residency, University at Rochester, 1979-81, University at Rochester
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University at Buffalo (2010-present)
  • Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine, University at Buffalo (2001-present)
  • Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, University at Buffalo (1996-present)
  • Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo (2006–2011)
  • Professor of Medicine, University at Buffalo (1995–2001)
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, University at Buffalo (1989–1995)
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University at Buffalo (1983–1989)
Awards and Honors:
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • James A. Gibson Anatomical Society
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary Society
  • Buswell Student Research Award
  • John Watson Award in Medicine
  • Upjohn Watson Award in Medicine
  • John C. Sable Memorial Heart Fund Award
  • American Heart Association Louis N. Katz Award Finalist
  • Sinsheimer Scholar
  • University at Buffalo Sustained Achievement Award
  • Clinical Investigator Award NHLBI
  • Association of University Cardiologists
  • Stockton Kimball Award
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • SUNY Chancellor‘s Award for Excellence in Scholarship & Creative Activities

Research Centers:
  • Center for Research in Cardiovascular Medicine
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • August 1996–November 2014
    Chronic Adaptations to Myocardial Ischemia
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • May 2010–April 2012
    PET/CT for Multidimensional Translational Cardiovascular Research
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2006–January 2012
    NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute:Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapeutics in Hibernating Myocardium
    NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • July 2007–June 2011
    Department of Veterans Affairs. Statins and Growth Factors for Chronic Ischemic Heart Failure
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • July 2007–June 2011
    Department of Veterans Affairs Statins and Growth Factors for Chronic Ischemic Heart Failure
    Veterans Administration
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • July 2007–June 2008
    New York State Stem Cell Science Institutional Support Pilot Project Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
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Journal Articles:
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  • Fallavollita JA, BM Heavey, S Baldwa, TL Mashtare Jr, AD Hutson, M Sajjad, RA deKemp, AB Curtis, ME Cain and JM Canty, Jr.. Volume of denervated myocardium is a novel predictor of VT/VF: Prediction of arrhythmic events with positron emission tomography (PAREPET) study. Heart Rhythm Journal. 2012.
  • Suzuki G, BA Palka and JM Canty, Jr.. Pravastatin stimulates proliferation of endogenous cardiac progenitor cells in the heart. FASEB J. 2012.
  • Pietrasik G, JM Canty, Jr and JA Fallavollita. Deceleration capacity, not heart rate turbulence, predicts sudden cardiac death in high-risk patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm Journal. 2012.
  • Iyer VS Canty,J.M.,Jr.. Regional reductions in b-adrenergic receptor mediated cAMP prpoduction and reciprocal alterations in Ga protein expression in swine with hibernating myocardium. FASEB J. 2003; 17(4).
  • Iyer VS Young,R.F. Lee,T.C. Nowak,N. Canty,J.M.,Jr.. Microarray analysis of differential gene expression in hibernating myocardium is consistent with regional remodeling and local neurohumoral activation. FASEB J. 2003; 17(4).
  • Feng J, Schaus BJ, Fallavollita JA, Lee TC & Canty JM Jr. Preload induces troponin degradation independently of myocardial ischemia. Circ. Res.. 2001; 103.
  • Kositprapa C, Zhang B, Berger S, Canty JM Jr. & Lee TC. Calpain-mediated proteolytic cleavage of troponin I induced by hypoxia or metabolic inhibition in cultured neonatal cardiomyocytes. Mol. Cell. Biochem.. 2000; 214.
  • Grant BJB and JM Canty, Jr.. Pulmonary arterial pressure-diameter relations in awake dogs. Circulation. 1987; 76(IV).
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Canty Jr JM, and DJGM Duncker. Coronary blood flow and myocardial ischemia (10th Ed). 2014.
  • Canty, Jr. JM and B Weil. Coronary Blood Flow and Myocardial Ischemia. 2013.
  • Mates, R. E., F. J. Klocke and J. M. Canty, Jr. JM. Impedance to coronary flow. In: Activation, Metabolism and Perfusion of the Heart.. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht (Netherlands). 1987.
  • Mates, R. E., T. Burns, J. M. Canty, R. Greenberg and J. Neeson. JM. Modeling diastolic impedance to coronary blood flow. 1983.

Professional Memberships:
  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1980
  • Associate, American College of Physicians, 1981 – 1985
  • Affiliate, American College of Cardiology, 1982 – 1985
  • Member, American Heart Association, 1983
  • Member, American Heart Association Council on Basic Science
  • Member, American Society for the Advancement of Science, 1984 – 1986
  • Member, American Federation for Clinical Research, 1984 – 1998
  • Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1984
  • Subspecialty Certification in Cardiovascular Diseases, 1985
  • Member, American College of Physicians, 1985 – 1994
  • Member, American Physiological Society, 1985 – present
  • Fellow, American Heart Association Council on Circulation, 1985 – 2001
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology, 1985 – present
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1995 – present
  • Member, American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, 1993 – present
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association, 2001 – present
  • President, Association of Professors of Cardiology, 2012-2013
  • Member, International Society for Heart Research, 2011 - present
  • "Viable Chronically Dysfunctional Myocardium - A New Paradigm to Predict Vulnerability to Sudden Cardiac Death in Ischemic Heart Disease" , Medtronic Inc. (2004)
  • "Myocardial Flow-function Relationship. Intrinsic Adaptive Mechanisms During Ischemia and Reperfusion." , European Society of Cardiology (2004)
  • "Metabolic Control of Myocardial Perfusion in Hibernating Myocardium, Experimental Biology 2003" (2003)
  • "Chronic Adaptions to Myocardial Ischemia. Rolling with the Punches: How Cells, Tissues, Organs, Animals and People Adapt to Hyposia." 31st Critical Care Congress, Society for Critical Care Medicine (2002)
  • "Chronic adaptive responses of the heart to repetitive reversible ischemia: The hibernating myocardium." , University of Maastricht, Division of Cardiology (2002)
  • "Hibernating and Chronically Stunned Myocardium: A continuum of Chronic Adaptions to Myocardial Ischemia. Cardiology Grand Rounds" , Massachusetts General Hospital (2001)
  • "Hibernating Myocardium and Chronic Stunning: Apoptosis in Viable Dysfunctional Myocardium. Cardiology Grand Rounds" , University of Virginia (2001)
  • "Chronic Effects of Ischemia on Myocardial Function, Cardiac Adaptation to Myocardial Ischemia, Cardiovascular Seminar" 73rd Annual AHA Scientific Sessions (2000)
  • "The pathophysiology of stunning and hibernation, XXII Congress of the European Society of Cardiology" (2000)
  • "Apoptosis and Myocyte Remodeling in Viable, Chronically Dysfunctional Myocardium: Death Without a Trace" , Feinberg Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University (1999)
  • "Apoptosis in hibernating myocardium - Death without a trace, Department of Physiology" , Texas A & M University (1999)
  • "Chronic downregulation of myocardial function: the hibernating myocardium Experimental Biology 99" (1999)
  • "Ischemia-induced gene expression in vivo, International Society for Heart Research, XXII Scientific Sessions" (1999)
  • "Viable, chronically dysfunctional myocardium: Transition from chronic stunning to hibernation, Cardiology Grand Rounds" , University of Louisville (1999)
  • "A porcine model of hibernating Myocardium, Scientific Conference on Fascular and Myocardial Aspects of Ischemic Heart Disease." (1998)
  • "Physiological and molecular adaptions to ischemia in viable chronically dysfunctional myocardium, Division of Cardiology" , Medical College of Wisconsin (1998)
  • "Regulation of Myocardial Perfusion by Nitric Oxide: Workshop on Coronary Physiology and Cardiac Metabolism, XXXIII International Congress of Physiological Sciences." (1997)
  • "Adaptions to Myocardial Ischemia: Repetitive Stunning vs. Hibernation. 69th Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association." (1996)
  • "Physiological and Molecular Adaptions to Ischemia in Hibernating Myocardium." , Deborah Heart and Lung Center (1996)
  • "Control of Coronary Flow Through Shear Stress-Induced Release of NO. Symposium on Nitric Oxide: Role in Pathophysiology." University at Buffalo (1994)
  • "Endothelium-Dependent Regulation of Myocardial Perfusion. Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute." , Northwestern University (1993)
  • "Endothelium-Dependent Control of Coronary Tone. Department of Physiology, New York Medical College" (1993)
  • "Regulation of Coronary Tone by Nitric Oxide. Department of Physiology, New York Medical College" (1993)
  • "Myocardial Function Under Conditions of Chronic Hypoperfusion: Physiological Responses of" (1993)
  • "Nitric Oxide and Coronary Flow. Symposium on Cardiovascular Reactivity. State University of New York at Buffalo" (1992)
  • "Evaluation of Relative Myocardial Perfusion with Ultrafast CT. Advances in Ultrafast CT: 1991, An International Symposium, The University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Burlingame, CA" (1991)
  • "Quantitation of CAD. Meet the Experts, American College of Cardiology, 40th Annual Scientific Session, Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia World Congress Center." (1991)
  • "Measurement of Myocardial Perfusion with Fast CT. Northwestern University, Division of Cardiology," (1991)
  • "Cine CT: Application in the assessment of transmural coronary blood flow. New Frontiers in Cardiac Imaging, Symposium. American Heart Association" (1990)
  • "Comparison of subendocardial versus transmural flow reserve in assessing stenosis severity using ultrafast computed tomography. American Heart Association Council on Circulation Meeting." (1990)
  • "Regional myocardial flow using fast CT. Fourth Annual Computer Simulation Summer Workshop: Tracer Exchange Kinetics in Organs. University of Washington, August , 1990" (1990)
  • "Cine CT measurement of myocardial perfusion. Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Cardiovascular Grand Rounds" (1990)
  • "The use of pressure - function relations to study subendocardial autoregulation" , International Society for Heart Research (1989)
  • "Endocardial Autoregulation as Examined Through the Coronary Pressure-Function Relation in Conscious Animals, 5th Henry Goldberg Workshop, Analysis and Simulation of the Cardiac System: Inhomogeneity and Imaging" (1988)
  • "Endocardial autoregulation examined using coronary pressure-function relations." , University of Rochester (1988)
  • "Myocardial Flow - Function Relations in Conscious Dogs With Chronically Reduced Regional Coronary Pressure - The Idling Myocardium, Scientific Conference on Myocardial Ischemia and Reperfusion, American Heart Association Council on Circulation" (1987)
  • "Modeling Coronary Pressure - Flow Relations, Joint Scientific Sessions of the Councils on Circulation and Basic Science, American Heart Association" (1984)
  • "Limitations of Coronary Autoregulatory Responses in The Presence of Coronary Stenosis, Fourth International Workshop on Regional Myocardial Blood Flow" (1983)
  • "In Vivo Coronary Input Impedance, Capacitance and Conductance; Influences on Diastolic Pressure - Flow Relationships, Louis N. Katz award Competition, 55th Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association," (1982)
  • "Fast CT Detection of Coronary Calcification in the Diagnosis of Coronary Disease, Cardiology for the Practitioner." , American College of Cardiology
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