Fellow of the CHRS

What is a Fellow of the CHRS?

Election as a Fellow of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS) recognizes clinical, scientific, academic, and professional accomplishments and volunteer leadership and service. The right to include the initials FCHRS among your credentials lets your colleagues and patients know that you have met the high standards required for Fellowship designation in the national organization of heart rhythm professionals in Canada.

The Fellowship is open to scientists, clinician researchers, and clinical educators with a major and productive interest in electrophysiology.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for consideration for Fellowship in the CHRS, applicants must: 

  • Be a CHRS Regular/Physician Member in good standing for a minimum of 2 years. 
  • Have a PhD, MD or equivalent; other certifications may be considered by the CHRS Nominations and Awards Committee.
  • Be recognized by peers as competent in the field of heart rhythm disorders. 
  • Demonstrate the highest ethical standards of professional behavior. 
  • Demonstrate significant accomplishment as a scientist, clinician researcher, or clinical educator in heart rhythm medicine or science, i.e. have authored at least 10 publications, including 5 as first author. 
  • Demonstrate significant current and/or past volunteer service to the CHRS and to the Canadian heart rhythm community.

Fellowship Benefits

In addition to the core benefits of CHRS membership, a Fellow of the CHRS will receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • Entitlement to use the designation of Fellow of the CHRS (FCHRS).
  • Recognition at the CHRS Annual Meeting during the CHRS Awards Ceremony.
  • Recognition on the CHRS website. 
  • Fellowship certificate suitable for framing.
  • Fellowship pin.
  • Ability to nominate Fellowship candidates.

Application Requirements 

FCHRS applications may be submitted to the CHRS office until April 30 of every year. Completed applications from eligible candidates will be peer reviewed once per year by the CHRS Nominations and Awards Committee. The application requirements are as follows: 

  • Complete online application. 
  • Cover letter from applicant outlining how they meet criteria for FCHRS (max 2 pages).
  • Nomination from a Fellow of the CHRS (name as part of application; no reference letter is required).
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A headshot. 
  • One time non-refundable application fee of $200.00 plus applicable taxes (to cover administrative costs including certificate).


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2023 Inaugural Fellows (CHRS Past-Presidents)


Dr. Paul Dorian


Dr. Peter Guerra


Dr. Andrew Krahn


Dr. Brent Mitchell


Dr. Fran├žois Philippon

Dr. John Sapp

Dr. Chris Simpson

Dr. Laurence Sterns