Adrian Baranchuk

Dr. Adrian Baranchuk
(613) 548-1387


  • Clinician-scientist, KGHRI
  • Head, Heart Rhythm Service, Kingston General Hospital
  • Professor, Queen’s University


Sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease, ECG medical education, cardiac arrhythmia, electrophysiology


Dr. Adrian Baranchuk, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, obtained his MD from the University of Buenos Aires in 1990. After qualifying in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Sanatorio Mitre, Buenos Aires (1995), he completed a Clinical Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the same institution under the supervision of Dr. Claudio Muratore. 

He completed his Clinical Fellowship (1997) and joined the Arrhythmia Service until 2002 when he immigrated to Spain to join the Arrhythmia Service at the Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, working as a Research Fellow in the Animal Lab under the supervision of Dr. Jeronimo Farre. For his work in this lab, he was awarded the 3rd Chinchona Award, sponsored by 3M Foundation. During his stay in Madrid, Spain, he was PI and received a grant from MAPFRE MEDICINA Foundation (Madrid, Spain) for Ultrasonic Analysis of Radiofrequency Lesion of the Pulmonary Venous Wall through Three-dimensional Intravascular Echography: Therapeutical Implications for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation.

Dr. Baranchuk was appointed a Clinical Fellow in Electrophysiology at McMaster University in September 2003, under the supervision of Drs. Carlos Morillo and Stuart Connolly. In 2004 he won first prize at the Fellows Forum, “5th Annual EP Fellows Course” (sponsored by Medtronic), held in Montebello.

Dr. Baranchuk was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at Queen’s University in the Division of Cardiology in June 2006. He is an active member of the Arrhythmia Service and founded the EP Training Program in 2007. Currently the program has three clinical fellows. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 and to Full Professor in 2016 (Tenure). He is currently the Head of the Heart Rhythm Service.

In 2009 he was cross-appointed to the Department of Physiology (now Biomedical and Molecular Sciences). Dr. Baranchuk has presented his work at national and international meetings. In the last four years, he has visited Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Russia, Rumania, Austria, Slovakia, Brazil, Poland, Germany, Spain, USA, and several places in Canada.

He is a member of numerous editorial boards and reviewer of several journals.

His first book, Atlas of Advanced ECG Interpretation (REMEDICA, UK), was released in 2013 and represents a collaboration effort from recognized electrophysiologists around the world. His second book, Left Septal Fascicular Block (Springer, USA) advances the concept of a trifascicular left hisian system. His first iBOOK, Electrocardiography in Practice: What to do?, written in collaboration with Internal Medicine residents from Queen’s University, remains #1 in iTunes textbooks for the last six months, and has been downloaded more than 1,000 times around the world. His next book about Bayés’ Syndrome, a concept advanced at his lab in Queen’s, will be released Jan. 3, 2017 (Cardiotext, USA).

He has published more than 400 articles in prestigious international journals, as well as 35 book chapters, and presented more than 200 abstracts around the world. He is the Vice-President of the Inter American Society of Cardiology (IASC) and the President Elect of the International Society of Electrocardiology (ISE) for the period 2017-2019. He has been also elected as a Member of the Electrophysiology Leadership section of the American College of Cardiology (2017-2020).

Dr. Baranchuk is the recipient of several teaching awards, including Outstanding Contribution in the Core Internal Medicine Program (Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences), Golden Caliper Award (SOLAECE), Junior Investigator Award (ISHNE), and others. He is a member of the Mentorship Program at Queen’s University. In 2016 he received a Hispanic Business Alliance Award as one the 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians.


Education and honours

MD, University of Buenos Aires

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC)

Fellow of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (FCCS)


Dr. Baranchuk’s scholarly work includes sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease, specifically the link between sleep apnea and cardiac arrhythmias, complex ablation, cardiac devices and electrophysiology and electrocardiology education.

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