Research Sumary:

My area of special research and clinical interests continues to be that of cardiac electrophysiology.  I have been able to maintain active participation in basic research laboratory as well as direction of the clinical electrophysiological service.

Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia, Honors in Physiology
MD, University of British Columbia
Fellow, Duke University Medical Centre, Research in Clinical Electrophysiology
Recent Publications:
  • •Cairns J, Kerr CR, Teo K.  Antiarrhythmic Therapy for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death.  Canadian J Cardiol.  (in press).
  • •Sinhal A, Altwegg L, Pasupati S, Humphries KH, Allard M, Martin P, Cheung A, Ye J, Kerr C, Lichtenstein SV, Webb JG. Atrioventricular block after transcatheter balloon expandable aortic valve implantation.JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2008 Jun;1(3):305-9.
  • •”Benjamin, Emelia J, Chen PS, Bild DE, Mascette AM, Albert CM, Alonso A, Calkins H, Connolly SJ, Curtis AB, Darbar D, Ellinor PT, Go AS, Goldschlager NF, Heckbert SR, Jalife J, Kerr CR, Levy D, Lloyd-Jones DM, Massie BM, Nattel S, Olgin JE, Packer DL, Po SS, Tsang TS, Van Wagoner DR, Waldo AL, Wyse DG. Prevention of atrial fibrillation: report from a national heart, lung, and blood institute workshop.
  • •Circulation . Volume: 119, Issue: 4, Date: 2009 Feb 3, Pages: 606-18.”
  • •JEFF S. HEALEY, PAUL DORIAN, L. BRENT MITCHELL, MARIO TALAJIC, FRANCOIS PHILIPPON, CHRIS SIMPSON, RAYMOND YEE, CARLOS A. MORILLO, ANDRE LAMY, MAGDY BASTA, DAVID H. BIRNIE, XIAOYIN WANG, GIRISH M. NAIR, EUGENE CRYSTAL, CHARLES R. KERR, STUART J. CONNOLLY. Canadian Registry of ICD Implant Testing Procedures (CREDIT): Current Practice, Risks, and Costs of Intraoperative Defibrillation Testing. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol: 2009; 21: 177-182.
  • •Marcus FI, Zareba W, Calkins H, Towbin JA, Basso C, Bluemke DA, Estes NA 3rd, Picard MH, Sanborn D, Thiene G, Wichter T, Cannom D, Wilber DJ, Scheinman M, Duff H, Daubert J, Talajic M, Krahn A, Sweeney M, Garan H, Sakaguchi S, Lerman BB, Kerr C, Kron J, Steinberg JS, Sherrill D, Gear K, Brown M, Severski P, Polonsky S, McNitt S.   Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia clinical presentation and diagnostic evaluation: results from the North American Multidisciplinary Study  Hea
  • •Paul Dorian, MD, MSc; Peter G. Guerra, MD; Charles R. Kerr, MD; Suzan S. O’Donnell, MSc; Eugene Crystal, MD; Anne M. Gillis, MD; L. Brent Mitchell, MD; Denis Roy, MD; Allan C. Skanes, MD; M. Sarah Rose, PhD and D. George Wyse, MD, PhD. Validation of a New Simple Scale to Measure Symptoms in Atrial Fibrillation: The Canadian Cardiovascular Society Severity in Atrial Fibrillation Scale. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 2009: 2: 218-224.
  • •Yaariv Khaykin, Xiaoyin Wang, Andrea Natal, Oussama M. Wazni, Allan Skanes, Karin H. Humphries, Charles R. Kerr, Carlos A. Morillo. Cost Comparison Of Ablation Versus Antiarrhythmic Drugs As First Line Therapy For Atrial Fibrillation: An Economic Evaluation of the RAAFT Pilot Study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 2009; 20:: 7-12.