Professor Behr is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at St George's Hospital, London, and is recognised internationally as a leading expert in arrhythmias. He is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at St George's University Hospital in London where his research interests include prediction of sudden death risk; drug-induced arrhythmia; the Sudden Arrhythmic and Sudden Infant Death Syndromes; ion channel diseases including long QT and Brugada syndromes; and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy.
He studied Medical Sciences at St John's College, University of Cambridge and Clinical Medicine at Guy’s Hospital, graduating with distinction. He undertook his cardiology training at St George’s Hospital, London before being appointed there as a Consultant in 2007 where he oversees an Arrhythmia and Inherited Cardiac Conditions clinic.
Professor Behr is past president of the Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions (AICC). He has established the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Genetics (ECGen) Focus Group of EHRA and is its first chairperson. He co-leads the arrhythmia syndrome sub-domain of the UK 100,000 Genomes Project Cardiovascular Genome England Clinical Interpretation Partnership. He is an editorial board member of the Heart Rhythm journal and co-wrote international recommendations for the diagnosis & management of arrhythmia syndromes and patient and families with cardiac arrest and sudden death in 2013 and 2020.
BA(Hons) University of Cambridge
MBBS University of London
MA(Hons) University of Cambridge
MD University of London
FRCP Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
FESC Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology