Nery, Pablo


Pablo Nery, MD, is a staff Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.


Dr. Nery received his medical degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2001. After completing Internal Medicine training, he spent three and a half years training in cardiology, including one and a half years dedicated to cardiac electrophysiology. He then completed a two-year Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, focusing on catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias. Before joining the Division of Cardiology at the Heart Institute in 2008, he was a Clinical Scholar at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, focusing on complex arrhythmia catheter ablation.

He received numerous awards, including the Young Investigator Award from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in 1999 and a Research Scholarship Award from the provincial foundation for research support (FAPERGS), Brazil in 2001. In 2013, he was awarded the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Dr. Martin Green academic award for excellence in post-graduate education

He sits on the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Committee.

Research & Clinical Interests 


Dr. Nery’s focus is on aspects of cardiac arrhythmia diagnosis and management. He has a major clinical interest in radio-frequency ablation for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. He has a particular interest in the management of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis. He also specializes in device therapies for heart failure including implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy.


Dr. Nery’s research interests are directly linked to his clinical expertise. He is actively involved in research studies assessing innovative catheter ablation strategies for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. A major part of Dr. Nery’s research program is dedicated to the evaluation of diagnostic and treatment strategies for patients with cardiac sarcoidosis.


See current publications list at PubMed.

Selected publications (up to 10):

  1. Nery PB, Ha AC, Keren A, Birnie DH. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction and Right Bundle Branch Block: A Systematic Review.  Heart Rhythm 2011;8:1083-1087.
  2. Nery PB, Leung E, Birnie DH. Arrhythmias in Cardiac Sarcoidosis: Diagnosis and Treatment. Curr Opin Cardiol 2012;27:181-189.
  3. Birnie DH, Parkash R, Exner DV, Essebag V, Healey JS, Verma A, Coutu B, Kus T, Mangat I, Ayala-Paredes F, Nery P, Wells G, Krahn AD. Clinical Predictors of Fidelis Lead Failure: Report from the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Committee. Circulation 2012;125:1217-1225.
  4. Nery PB, Keren A, Healey J, Leung E, Beanlands RS, Birnie DH. Isolated Cardiac Sarcoidosis: Establishing the Diagnosis with Electroanatomic Mapping-Guided Endomyocardial Biopsy. Can J Cardiol 2013;29:1015.e1-3.
  5. Sadek M, Yung D, Birnie DH, Beanlands RS, Nery PB. Corticosteroid Therapy for Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A Systematic Review. Can J Cardiol 2013;29:1034-1041.
  6. Mc Ardle BA, Birnie DH, Klein R, de Kemp RA, Leung E, Renaud J, DaSilva J, Wells GA, Beanlands RS, Nery PB. Is there an Association Between Clinical Presentation and the Location And Extent of Myocardial Involvement of Cardiac Sarcoidosis as Assessed by 18F- Fluorodoexyglucose Positron Emission Tomography? Circulation Cardiovasc Imaging 2013;6:617-626.
  7. Nery PB, Mc Ardle BA, Redpath CJ, Leung E, Lemery R, deKemp R, Yang J, Keren A, Beanlands R,  Birnie DH. Prevalence of Cardiac Sarcoidosis in Patients Presenting With Monomorphic Ventricular. Tachycardia. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2014;37:364-74.
  8. Nery PB, Beanlands RS, Nair G, Green M, Yang J, Mc Ardle B, Davis D, Ohira H, Gollob M, Leung E, Healey J, Birnie DH. Atrioventricular Block as the Initial Manifestation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis in Middle-Aged Adults. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2014;25(8):875-81.
  9. Lewis KB, Nery PB, Birnie DH. Decision making at the time of ICD generator change: patients' perspectives. JAMA Intern Med 2014;174:1508-11.
  10. Pourdjabbar A, Green MS, Nery PB. ST-Segment Elevation Interpretation on Electrocardiogram: To Cath or Not to Cath? JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug 17. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.3989

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