Published April 28, 2017
Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, has been installed as the 2017-2018 president of the Association of University Cardiologists (AUC).
Curtis, who is among the world’s leading clinical cardiac electrophysiologists, has pioneered research that has helped transform the evaluation and treatment of heart disease worldwide, especially cardiac arrhythmias, and has significantly advanced knowledge of human cardiac electrophysiology and heart-rhythm abnormalities.
In 2013, Expertscape named Curtis one of the world’s top 10 experts doing research on implantable defibrillators.
Curtis is board certified in internal medicine with additional certification in cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. She is widely published with almost 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, abstracts, reviews and editorials.
A past president of the Heart Rhythm Society and a recipient of its Distinguished Service Award, she is a former chair of the Food and Drug Administration’s Circulatory System Devices Panel.
The installation took place at the AUC’s 56th annual meeting Jan. 18-20 in Phoenix.
Founded in 1961, the AUC is an organization that is limited to an active membership of 125 academic cardiologists from the United States, elected by their peers.
The group has a purely educational purpose and meets once per year in January for a two-day session of scientific interchange. The members traditionally are the leaders and best investigators in American cardiology.