October 15, 2013
Dr. Talajic is a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Montreal Heart Institute. He is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Université de Montréal and is the Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Centre of the Montreal Heart Institute. His research interests include the pharmacologic treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation, and the stratification of patients at risk for sudden death.
Dr. Talajic completed his medical training at the University of Ottawa in 1980, and internal medicine and cardiology training at McGill University in 1985. He subsequently completed fellowship training in cardiac electrophysiology at McGill University with Dr. Stanley Nattel and at the University of Limburg under the guidance of Professor Hein Wellens.
Dr. Talajic has been a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Montreal Heart Institute since 1987 and became the first Philippa and Marvin Carsley Cardiology Chair in 2005. He has also been a Royal College examiner in cardiology and has won teaching and career achievement awards from the Université de Montréal, and has served on multiple peer-reviewed research committees in Canada. He is currently the vice-president and president-elect of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Dr. Talajic has authored more than 180 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and over 270 abstracts.