Allan, Katherine

Dr. Katherine Allan

BSc, BASc, MASc, PhD

Research Associate, Cardiology, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto, Ontario)



Research Interests

  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Arrhythmias
  • Epidemiology
  • Simulation
  • Electrophysiology


Dr. Katherine Allan is a research associate at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.  She specializes in arrhythmia research and focuses on sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the young. She is the project manager and co-investigator for the Canadian Sudden Cardiac Arrest Network (C-SCAN), a national registry of sudden cardiac arrests, funded by the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), as part of the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE). She is also the Chair of CARE, Cardiac Arrest Response and Education, an organization trying to increase survival from SCA .

Dr. Allan has an extensive background with over 14 years in both in-hospital and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and resuscitation research. This includes simulation and education to encourage best practices. She recently completed her PhD at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, in collaboration with the Electrophysiology Research Department at St. Michael’s Hospital. Her project assessed the incidence, etiology and familial risk for SCA in young individuals (ages 2-45) and their family members.