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.