Professor Elijah Behr
Secretary: Athos Athanasiou
Secretary email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary telephone: 020 8725 4571
Professor Behr’s interests include:
- Management of families with unexplained sudden deaths, the Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Ion channel diseases including the long QT and Brugada syndromes
- Drug-induced arrhythmia and QT prolongation
- Hypertrophic, dilated and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathies
- Management of sudden death risk
- Management and treatment of arrhythmias
- Ablation of simple and complex arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation
- Complex device therapy (ICD implantation and biventricular pacing)
Professor Behr is a recognised national and international expert and researcher in the field of arrhythmias. 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 runs an Arrhythmia service and co-leads the Inherited Cardiac Conditions clinic at St George's, coordinating a multi-disciplinary team that provides a single one-stop service to families including children.
Professor Behr was educated at the Manchester Grammar School and studied medical sciences at St John's College, University of Cambridge and clinical medicine at Guy's Hospital, London where he graduated with distinction. He completed cardiology and academic training at St George’s Hospital, London.
Professor Behr is president of the Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions (AICC). He is an editorial board member of the Heart Rhythm journal and co-wrote international guidelines for diagnosis & management of arrhythmia syndromes. He is a Health Care Partner lead for the European Rare Disease Reference Network GUARD-HEART and co-chairs the South London ICC (SLICC) network. Professor Behr has founded the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Genetics (ECGen) Group of the European Heart Rhythm association.
Professor Behr’s research interests include prediction of sudden death risk pathology, genomics and epidemiology linked to electronic health records; drug-induced arrhythmia; families with unexplained sudden deaths, the Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); ion channel diseases including the long QT and Brugada syndromes; and cardiomyopathies including arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC).
- 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