Professor Behr isa 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 is president of the Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions (AICC) and arrhythmia sub-domain lead for the 100,000 genomes project. He co-chairs the South London Inherited Cardiac Conditions (SLICC) network. His clinical interests include:•management of families with unexplained sudden deaths, the Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)•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)•ion channel diseases including the long QT and Brugada syndromes•drug-induced arrhythmia and QT prolongation•hypertrophic, dilated and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathies.
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 co-leads the arrhythmia syndrome sub-domain of the UK 100,000 Genomes Project Cardiovascular Genome England Clinical Interpretation Partnership. Dr Behr 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. His 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).