Dr Elijah Behr
Secretary: Athos Athanasiou
Secretary email: email@example.com
Secretary telephone: 020 8725 4571
Dr Behr's interests include: the management of arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation, supraventicular tachycardia and ventricular arrhythmias) including the use of ablation and device therapy. His sub-specialist interests included sudden death and the underlying genetics including drug-induced arrhythmia, sudden arrhythmic death (SADS) long QT syndrome, brugada syndrome, cardiomyopathy and early repolarisation.
Dr Elijah R Behr completed his medical education at St John's College, Cambridge and Guy's Hospita, lLondon with distinction.
Dr Behr is a senior lecturer at St George's University of London and an honourary consultant cardiologist at St George's Hospital specialising in cardiac electrophysiology. He was appointed to this role in 2007 having undertaken full time clinical training and research at St George's.
Dr Behr runs an arrhythmia service to manage and treat heart rhythm disorders. He also runs a nationally reputed multi-disciplinary clinical service to diagnose and treat families with SADS and inherited heart diseases. This also forms the main basis of his research interest in sudden death and its geneticclinicalepidemiological and pathological investigation. He is considered an expert in this area and has promoted improvement in patient services and pathways as part of the national service framework.
Dr Behr also has expanded interests in clinical and genetic markers for risk of sudden death in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)the general population and acquired disease groups.
- Council member for the Association of Inherited Cardiac Conditions (AICC)
- Member: Heart Rhythm UK and HRUK representative to the UK Cardiac Pathology Network Steering Group
- Member: British Cardiovascular Society
- Member: Royal College of Physicians
- Research grants as principal and co-applicant from BHF and EU ranging from £150000 to €2.3 million