Dr Elijah Behr

Dr Elijah Behr



26 years of experience
13 years as a specialist


  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy
  • Interventional Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4031491
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    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
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    Professor Behr is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, recognised internationally as a leading expert in arrhythmias. He is also a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist specialising in Electrophysiology at St George's University Hospital in London.

    He studied Medical Sciences at St John's College, University of Cambridge and Clinical Medicine at Guy’s Hospital, graduating with a distinction. He undertook his cardiology training at St George’s Hospital, London before being appointed as a Consultant in 2007.  He overseas an Arrhythmia service and co-leads the Inherited Cardiac Conditions clinic at St George's, that provides a single one-stop service for adults and children.

    He is the president of the Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions (AICC) and arrhythmia sub-domain lead for the 100,000 genomes project. He also co-chairs the South London Inherited Cardiac Conditions (SLICC) network and is a Health Care Partner lead for the European Rare Disease Reference Network GUARD-HEART

    Dr Behr sits on the editorial board of the Heart Rhythm Journal and co-wrote international guidelines for diagnosis & management of arrhythmia syndromes. He is also actively involved in clinical research with a focus on sudden death risk pathology, genomics and epidemiology. He has a particular interest in Brugada syndrome, ion channel-related diseases and Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) and cardiomyopathies.

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    Medical procedures

    • Ablation of simple and complex arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation
    • Complex device therapy (ICD implantation and biventricular pacing)
    • Management and treatment of arrhythmias
    • Management of families with unexplained sudden deaths, the Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    • Management of sudden death risk
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    Special interests

    • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) 
    • Atrial Fibrillation 
    • Brugada Syndrome
    • Heart Muscle Disease (Cardiomyopathy) 
    • Long QT Syndrome 
    • Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS)
    • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
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    BA(Hons) Cambridge University 1990

    MBBS London University 1993

    MA(Hons) Cambridge University 1993

    MD London University 2005


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