Dr. Paul Khairy

Physician researcher
Title(s), professional position(s) and university affiliation(s): 

MD, 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

Dr. Paul Khairy

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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