Dorian, Paul

Dr. Paul Dorian


Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)

Staff Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institution (Toronto, Ontario)

Department Director & Staff Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Division of Cardiology, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto, Ontario)


Research Interests

  • Resuscitation Science
  • Sports cardiology
  • Arrhythmias in Athletes
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Atrial Fibrillation
  • Implanted Devices
  • Antiarrhythmic Drugs
  • Quality of Life in Patients with Arrhythmias


Dr. Dorian received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal in 1976. He completed training in Internal Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, and Cardiology at the University of Toronto and completed a Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Stanford University. He is a recipient of the University of Toronto Department of Medicine Research Award, and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Achievement Award.

He is the Past-President of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society, Chairman of the Cardiac Arrest Committee, St. Michael’s Hospital,  Co-PI on the NIH funded Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, head of the cardiac arrest committee of the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, and serves on the steering committee of multiple multicenter clinical trials in arrhythmia care.  He is the Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Quality Committee.

He was the principal investigator of the ALIVE RCT of antiarrhythmic drugs in cardiac arrest, the Family study on predicting and preventing sudden cardiac death, the CIHR funded EpiDOSE RCT, and the Program to reduce sudden death funded by the Canadian Arrhythmia Network.

He has published over 420 peer reviewed papers and is Associate Editor of the textbook Electrophysiological Disorders of the Heart.