Scientific Advisors

Ann B. Curtis, MD

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo

Dr. Curtis is a SUNY Distinguished Professor, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor of Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

Dr. Curtis established the electrophysiology program at the University of Florida in Gainesville and was Director of Clinical Electrophysiology there until 2005. She was Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Disease at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL from 2005 until 2010, when she relocated to UB.

In addition to her responsibilities as Department Chair, Dr. Curtis is actively involved in patient care, the 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 a recipient of 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 editorial boards of many of the key journals in cardiology and electrophysiology, and she is Associate Editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Curtis’s research interests include clinical trials in implantable device therapy, including defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy, and clinical research in atrial fibrillation. Dr. Curtis was the Principal Investigator of the Block HF trial. Dr. Curtis has close to 300 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and reviews. She is the Immediate Past President of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society and President of the Association of University Cardiologists.

Dr. Curtis did her undergraduate training at Rutgers University and graduated from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her medical residency at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Duke University Medical Center.