Division of Cardiology

Stuart Connolly


Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, McMaster University




Dr. Stuart Connolly is a professor of Medicine at McMaster University and a cardiac electrophysiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences. He is interested in management of cardiac arrhythmia and his academic career has been largely devoted to the design and execution of randomized controlled trials in this area.

Research Interests

Stuart Connolly is recognized for his research specializing in the evaluation of treatments for heart rhythm disorders, particularly by means of randomized controlled trials. He has published more than 135 scientific articles over his career. He is currently a member of the editorial boards for Heart, the American Heart Journal and the Journal of Pacing and Electrophysiology.

Education and Professional Standing

Dr. Connolly is a Professor in the Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Health Sciences. He holds a Masters from Fordham University and an MD from McGill University in Montreal. He received his specialist training in cardiology at the University of Toronto and Stanford University.

A faculty member since 1983, Dr. Connolly is an active clinical cardiologist and director of the arrhythmia service for the McMaster Division of Cardiology. He became a full professor in 1994 and the division director for cardiology in September 2005.