Department of Medicine
Nattel-Stan received his MD from McGill University in 1974 and undertook Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology training at McGill between 1974 and 1978. He then obtained Cardiology clinical and basic research training at Indiana University and University of Pennsylvania (1978-1981) before joining the faculty at McGill in 1981. In 1987, he transferred to the University of Montreal and Montreal Heart Institute, where he directed the Research Center between 1990 and 2004. He is presently Paul-David Chair in Cardiovascular Electrophysiology at the University of Montreal and Director of the Electrophysiology Research Program at the Montreal Heart Institute, where he continues to practice clinical cardiology. He is Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Associate Editor of Cardiovascular Research, and is on the editorial board of a number of other journals including Cardiovascular Research, Circulation Research, Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Drugs, JACC, JACC Clinical Electrophysiology, Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, and Nature Reviews in Cardiology. His research focuses on clinically-relevant mechanisms of cardiac bioelectricity, particularly atrial fibrillation, proarrhythmia, cardiac remodeling, ion channel molecular physiology and mechanisms of drug action. His lab uses a wide range of molecular, cellular, whole-animal and theoretical methods to gain insights into clinically-relevant basic mechanisms and identify novel therapeutic targets. He has supervised over 150 research trainees, published over 600 papers in peer-review journals, has an h index of 115 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Science), the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society.