Scientific Advisors

Paul Dorian, MD, MSC

University of Toronto and
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Dorian is the Department Director, Division of Cardiology, University of Toronto and Staff Cardiac Electrophysiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Toronto, and a Staff Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.

Dr. Dorian is the Past President of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society, Head of the Cardiac Arrest Committee of the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium and serves on the steering committee of multiple multicenter clinical trials in arrhythmia care. He is the Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Quality Program.

Dr. Dorian’s research interests include resuscitation science, basic science research in advanced cardiac life support and atrial fibrillation, sports cardiology, arrhythmias in athletes, and clinical research on implanted devices, antiarrhythmic drugs, and quality of life in patients with arrhythmias. He was the principal investigator of the ALIVE RCT of antiarrhythmic drugs in cardiac arrest, a study on predicting and preventing sudden cardiac death, the CIHR-funded EpiDOSE RCT, and the program to reduce sudden death funded by the Canadian Arrhythmia Network. He has published over 420 peer-reviewed papers and is Associate Editor of the textbook Electrophysiological Disorders of the Heart.

Dr. Dorian received his MD from McGill University in 1976. He completed training in internal medicine, clinical pharmacology, and cardiology at the University of Toronto and completed a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at Stanford University. He is also a recipient of the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine Research Award, and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Achievement Award.