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Leading Cardiologist Appointed to NIH Project Review Committee

John M. Canty Jr., MD

John M. Canty Jr., MD

Published September 4, 2014

Adding to his list of national leadership roles, John M. Canty Jr., MD ’79, Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine and chief of cardiovascular medicine, has been appointed to a four-year term on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Heart, Lung and Blood Program Project Review Committee.

Committee Advises Directors of NHLBI and NIH

Committee members advise the directors of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the NIH concerning programs and activities in the areas of:

  • heart, blood vessel, lung and blood diseases
  • sleep disorders
  • blood resource management

The committee initially reviews grant applications for program projects and makes recommendations for support.

Career Focus on Noninvasive Cardiology

Canty has led UB’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine since 2006, fostering expansion of education, research and clinical care programs and integrating cardiology sections at UB-affiliated teaching hospitals and health care systems.

During a career focused on translational research and noninvasive cardiology, Canty has worked with interdisciplinary experts to develop bench-to-bedside personalized treatments for heart disease patients.

He conducts research in UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center, a unique 170,000-square-foot facility that allows physician-scientists to perform both cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art patient care.

Numerous National Leadership Roles, Honors

Canty has served various leadership roles and has been recognized with numerous awards at the local, state and national levels.

He received the UB medical school’s Stockton Kimball Award in 2005 in honor of his academic accomplishments and worldwide recognition as an investigator and researcher. He also won a 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities

He is immediate past-president of the Association for Professors of Cardiology, comprised of academic cardiology leaders throughout the nation. In 2003, he was elected by his peers to membership in the Association of University Cardiologists.

A fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the American College of Physicians, Canty also has served on numerous NIH peer-review and data safety-monitoring committees. In addition, he serves on the editorial boards of several leading cardiovascular journals. 

Canty has been recognized by Best Doctors in America since 1998. He is a practicing cardiologist at the VA Western New York Healthcare System and Gates Vascular Institute, and he sees patients through UBMD, the physician practice plan of the UB medical school.