- Clinical expertise is in management of cardiac arrhythmias.
- Research interests: genetic causes of arrhythmias, causes of loss of
consciousness and implantable arrhythmia devices.
- CIHR Foundation grant through 2027.
- Founded the Hearts in Rhythm Organization (HiRO – www.heartsinrhythm.ca).
- Published 416 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
- Multiple guidelines roles related all 3 research interests.
- Previous associate Editor of Can J Cardiology and Heart Rhythm
- Sauder Family and UBC Head of Cardiology, and the Paul Brunes Chair in Heart Rhythm Disorders.
- President of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and 2nd Vice President of the Heart Rhythm Society.
Andrew D Krahn MD FRCP FCCS FHRS
Professor and Head, Division of Cardiology, University of British Columbia
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 the 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 305 papers and 290 abstracts in peer-reviewed journals. He is an Associate Editor of Heart Rhythm 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 a member of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Council, and a Board of Trustees member of the Heart Rhythm Society. He is the Sauder Family Chair and Chief of Cardiology, and the Paul Brunes Chair in Heart rhythm Disorders. His major clinical interest is in the inherited heart rhythm clinic and arrhythmia device management.
He is married with a 23-year-old daughter who is in fine arts (https://kassondrakrahn.com) and enjoys skiing, hiking, gardening and a good glass of red wine.