ABOUT Dr. Paul Dorian

Paul Dorian, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)

Staff Cardiac Electrophysiologist, St. Michael’s Hospital

Professor of Medicine,

Division of Cardiology and Division of Clinical Pharmacology,

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Email:  paul.dorian@unityhealth.to

Dr. Paul Dorian was the Department Director, Division of Cardiology, University of Toronto (2007-2019) and is Staff Cardiac Electrophysiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital.  He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and a Staff Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.

Dr. Dorian received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal in 1976.  He completed training in Internal Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, and Cardiology at the University of Toronto and completed a Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Stanford University.

He is a recipient of the University of Toronto Department of Medicine Research Award, and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Achievement Awards.

He is the Past-President of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society,  was a Co-PI on the NIH funded Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, and served on the steering committee of multiple multicenter clinical trials in arrhythmia care.  He is the Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Quality Committee.

His research interests include resuscitation science, basic science research in advanced cardiac life support and atrial fibrillation , sports cardiology, arrhythmias in athletes, , and clinical research on implanted devices, antiarrhythmic drugs, and quality of life in patients with arrhythmias.

He was the principal investigator of the ALIVE RCT of antiarrhythmic drugs in cardiac arrest, the Family study on predicting and preventing sudden cardiac death, the CIHR funded EpiDOSE RCT, and the Program to reduce sudden death funded by the Canadian Arrhythmia Network.

He has published over 420 peer reviewed papers and is Associate Editor of the textbook Electrophysiological Disorders of the Heart.