Dr. Paul Khairy received his medical degree from McGill University and went on to complete internal medicine, cardiology, and adult electrophysiology training at Université de Montréal. He received scholarships to pursue fellowships at Harvard University in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Congenital and Pediatric Electrophysiology. In parallel, he obtained Master’s and PhD degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics. In 2004, Dr. Khairy was recruited to the Montreal Heart Institute and awarded a Canada Research Chair in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Electrophysiology. He has since been appointed tenured Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research at the Montreal Heart Institute Coordinating Center, and Director of the Montreal Heart Institute Adult Congenital Center. He maintained a secondary appointment at Harvard University.
Dr. Khairy co-founded and is a past president of the North American Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology (AARCC) and is currently president of the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD). He has coauthored over 215 articles, >180 abstracts, >25 book chapters, and two textbooks. He has received numerous awards including the Quebec Young Researcher of the Year Award (André-Dupont), the Quebec Young Professional of the Year Award (ARISTA), and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, which honours “exceptional Canadians under the age of 40 who are outstanding leaders in their chosen field and who are shaping our country’s future”.