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Speaker Biography: Dr. Andrew Krahn

Dr. Krahn is a Professor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of British Columbia. He received his MD from the University of Manitoba. His clinical expertise is in management of cardiac arrhythmias. Current research interests include investigation of genetic causes of arrhythmias, causes of loss of consciousness and implantable arrhythmia device monitoring. 

Dr. Krahn has research funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Institute of Health Research. His research has been published in scientific journals such as Circulation, JAMA, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, The New England Journal of Medicine, Heart Rhythm, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, European Heart Journal, American Journal of Medicine, American Heart Journal, American Journal of Cardiology, Canadian Journal of Cardiology and the Canadian Medical Association Journal. He has published 237 papers and 254 abstracts in peer-reviewed journals. He is the Deputy Editor of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, and sits on the Editorial Board of Heart Rhythm and the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

Dr. Krahn is affiliated with several professional associations including, the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Heart Rhythm Society.  He is currently the President of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (2010-2012), and is a member of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Council, currently the Scientific Program Chair for the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (2012 and 2013). He has recently relocated to UBC in Vancouver as the Sauder Family Chair and Chief of Cardiology. His major clinical interest is in the inherited heart rhythm clinic and arrhythmia device management.

He is married with a 20-year-old daughter who is doing her degree in fine arts (, and enjoys skiing, basketball, gardening and a good glass of red wine.