Position: Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist specialising in Electrophysiology
Location: London, UK
Professor Behr is an international expert in sudden death. He is Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist specialising in Electrophysiology at St George's, University of London and St George's Hospital, London. He is past-president of the Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions (AICC) and co-leads the arrhythmia syndrome sub-domain of the UK 100,000 Genomes Project. He is an editorial board member of the Heart Rhythm journal and co-wrote international guidelines for diagnosis & management of arrhythmia syndromes. He is Health Care Partner lead for the European Rare Disease Reference Network GUARD-HEART. Professor Behr has recently established the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Genetics (ECGen) Group of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA).
Professor Behr’s research interests include: prediction of risk of sudden death; drug-induced arrhythmia; the Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); ion channel diseases including long QT and Brugada syndromes; and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy.