Dr. Nattel received his MD from McGill University in 1974 and undertook Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology training at McGill between 1974 and 1978. He obtained Cardiology clinical and research training at Indiana University and University of Pennsylvania (1978-1981) before returning to McGill in 1981. In 1987, he transferred to 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 and Director of the Electrophysiology Research Program at the Montreal Heart Institute, where he practices clinical cardiology. He is Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Associate Editor of Cardiovascular Research, Rhythm Disorders section editor in JACC, and is on the editorial board of 13 other journals. His research focuses on clinically-relevant mechanisms of cardiac bioelectricity. He has published over 670 papers and has an h index of 135.