Paul Khairy, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Department of Cardiology, Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada

Dr. Khairy is an electrophysiologist and adult congenital heart disease specialist at the Montreal Heart Institute, where he is Scientific Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Center and Director of Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research at the Montreal Health Innovations Coordinating Center (MHICC). He is a tenured Professor of Medicine at University of Montreal and holds a research chair in electrophysiology and congenital heart disease. Dr. Khairy’s clinical and research interests are centered on arrhythmias in congenital heart disease. He co-founded and is a past president of the North American Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology (AARCC) and is the immediate past-president of the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD). He chaired an international panel that elaborated the first guidelines on the recognition and management of arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease. He has co-authored over 320 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, over 220 abstracts, 30 book chapters, and 2 textbooks. Among Dr. Khairy's recognitions, he was named the Quebec Young Researcher of the Year, the Quebec Young Professional of the Year, and among Canada’s Top 40 Under 40TM. In 2014, he was inducted as a founding member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.