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Dr. Paul Khairy Profession: Physician researcher Specialty: Cardiology Subspecialty: Electrophysiology Title(s), professional position(s) and university affiliation(s): MD, FRCP. PhD, MHI Adult Congenital Center Director, Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research Director, MHI Coordinating Center, Canada Research Chair – Electrophysiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Associate Professor – Université de Montréal
Profile Dr. Paul Khairy received his medical degree from McGill University and went on to complete internal medicine, cardiology, and adult electrophysiology training at Université de Montréal. He received scholarships to pursue specialized fellowships at Harvard University in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Congenital and Pediatric Electrophysiology. In parallel, he obtained Master’s and PhD degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics. In 2004, Dr. Khairy was recruited to the Montreal Heart Institute and awarded a Canada Research Chair in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Electrophysiology. He has since been appointed tenured Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research at the Montreal Heart Institute Coordinating Center, and Director of the Montreal Heart Institute Adult Congenital Center. He maintained a secondary appointment at Harvard University.
Dr. Khairy is specialized in the care of adults with congenital heart disease who suffer from arrhythmias. He has extensive experience in complex catheter ablation procedures and pacemaker/defibrillator surgery. He co-founded and is a past president of the North American Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology (AARCC) and is currently President-Elect of the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD). He has coauthored over 175 articles, >150 abstracts, >25 book chapters, and has edited two textbooks. He received major research grants to advance the care of patients with congenital heart disease. He serves as faculty for national/international societies, on editorial boards for Canadian, American, and international journals, and on committees for grant-funding agencies.
Research interest(s) Arrhythmias and sudden death in adults with congenital heart disease Clinical epidemiology and outcomes research in congenital heart disease Development and assessment of innovative approaches to the treatment of arrhythmias
Awards and Distinctions 2012 Thomas P. Graham, Jr Visiting Professorship 2011 Quebec Young Professional of the Year Award, ARISTA 2010 Quebec Young Researcher of the Year Award, CRCQ 2010 Saul Usher Visiting Professorship 2010 Canada’s Top 40 under 40TM Award 2010 McGill Young Alumni Global Award 2010 Joseph K. Perloff Visiting Professorship 2009 Don Hosier Visiting Professorship 2008 Professor of the Year, Montreal Heart Institute 2005 Canada Research Chair, Electrophysiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2005 Marial G. Bourassa Young Investigator Award 2003 American Heart Association Outstanding Research Award in Pediatric Cardiology 2002 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship Scholarship 2002 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Detweiler Scholarship 2002 Association of Quebec Cardiologists Pfizer Scholarship 1990 R.E. Powell Major Scholarship, McGill University (Medicine) 1989 Sister Mary MacCormack Scholarships, Marianopolis College 1988 University of Waterloo Chem 13 Award 1988 Governor General’s Medal
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