Denis Roy, MD, FRCPC, FHRS
Professor of Medicine Université de Montréal
Dr. Roy is a cardiac electrophysiologist and was Chief Executive Officer at the Montréal Heart Institute (2012-2017). He is Professor of Medicine and former Executive Vice-Dean of Medicine at Université de Montréal, and has previously served as President of the Quebec Association of Cardiologists and of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Dr. Roy was the lead investigator for the Canadian Trial of Atrial Fibrillation CTAF (NEJM 2000) and the Atrial Fibrillation and Congestive Heart Failure AF-CHF (NEJM 2008) trial, both considered landmark studies in the management of atrial fibrillation. As a pioneer in the field of cardiac electrophysiology, Dr. Roy received the inaugural lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society for which he was named «Personnalité de la semaine» La Presse / Radio-Canada in 2012. He also received in 2018 the Persillier-Lachapelle award from the Ministry of Health and Social Services from the Quebec government. Dr Roy is the senior co-investigator of an important ongoing clinical trial (BRAIN-AF) evaluating the association between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline and the usefulness of anticoagulation in preventing dementia.