Dr Russell Quinn was born and raised in Northern Ireland. He graduated in 1998 with degrees in Physiological Sciences and Medicine at the University of Oxford. He obtained his certification under the Royal College of Physicians in 1998. He did more training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in Glasgow, Scotland. There he developed a sub-specialty interest in Clinical Electrophysiology and came to Calgary in 2006 to gain further experience in this field. He took up a Staff position as an Electrophysiologist in 2007.
His clinical area of interest is in the management of atrial fibrillation and catheter ablation therapy for cardiac arrhythmias. He is the Clinical Director of ECG & Holter at Foothills Medical Centre, as well as the Clinical Director of the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic, he has been involved in projects aimed at finding the best delivery of care for patients with atrial fibrillation in Alberta.
During his training, Dr Quinn completed a PhD at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he studied how intracellular calcium handling is related to contractile performance and arrhythmogenesis. He is now involved in a number of clinical research projects, including studies examining screening for atrial fibrillation in the community.