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Anne Curtis

Anne B Curtis MD, FACC, FHRS, MACP, FAHA

Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo General Medical Center, Buffalo, New York

Dr. Curtis is the Charles and Mary Bauer Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University at Buffalo. She did her undergraduate training at Rutgers University in New Jersey and graduated from medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She completed her medical residency at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, and fellowships in cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Duke University Medical Center. She established the electrophysiology program at the University of Florida in Gainesville and was Director of Clinical Electrophysiology there until 2005. From 2005 until July, 2010, she was Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She is actively involved in patient care, education of fellows and residents, and clinical research in electrophysiology and pacing. On a national level, Dr. Curtis is prominently involved in a number of professional organizations. She is a Past President of the Heart Rhythm Society and was recently honored with their Distinguished Service Award. She has held leadership positions in the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association as well. She is a former Chair of the Food and Drug Administration’s Circulatory System Devices Panel and has served as a member of the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee. She is on the editorials boards of many of the key journals in cardiology and electrophysiology, and she is an Associate Editor of Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. Her research interests include implantable device therapy and clinical trials in atrial fibrillation. She was a member of the steering committees for the Pac-a-Tach (Pacing and Atrial Tachycardia), ABCD (Alternans Before Cardiac Defibrillator), IMPROVE HF, and MIRACLE EF clinical trials and was actively involved in AFFIRM, MIRACLE, SCD-HeFT, and COMPANION, among others. She is the Principal Investigator of the Block HF trial. Dr. Curtis has over 250 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and reviews. She is a member of the Association of University Cardiologists.

Disclosures

Dr. Curtis is on an advisory board for St. Jude Medical, she receives honoraria from them as well (speaking and participating in event adjudication for clinical trials). She also receives honoraria for speaking for Medtronic and for serving on the steering committee of one of their clinical trials.