Stuart J. Connolly is a Professor of Medicine at McMaster University in Ontario and a Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences, Ontario. Dr. Connolly holds a Masters degree from Fordham University, New York, and an MD from McGill University in Montreal. He received his specialist training in cardiology at the University of Toronto and at Stanford University. Dr. Connolly became a faculty member at McMaster University in 1983 and was awarded a full professorship in 1994. As well as being an active clinical cardiologist, Dr. Connolly held the position of Director of the Division of Cardiology 2005-2015. He was also appointed as the inaugural holder of the Salim Yusuf Chair in Cardiology at McMaster University during that time.
Dr. Connolly has published more than 500 scientific articles in the field and is currently a member of the editorial boards for a number of prominent Cardiology journals, including Heart, the Journal of Pacing and Electrophysiology, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Connolly's main research interests are focused on the evaluation of treatments for heart rhythm disorders. His academic career has been largely devoted to the design and execution of controlled clinical trials in this area.