Dr Jonathan Behar is a Specialist Registrar in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine. He qualified with distinction in sciences from the Royal Free and University College London Medical School in 2006 (MB BS and BSc) alongside 14 prizes and certificates of distinction. . He trained as a junior doctor in north London with rotations in district general and tertiary centre hospitals between 2006-2010. He acquired MRCP in 2009 and went on to acquire a highly sought after national training number in cardiology in 2010. He has spent three years training in general cardiology which has included general and acute medicine. He is currently taking time out from his busy clinical work to pursue a PhD at St Thomas's' Hospital, London where he is looking at specialist cardiac pacemakers (CRT - cardiac resynchronisation therapy) and using imaging modalities such as MRI to aid with their implantation. He is a keen clinical teacher and regularly lectures junior doctors on human behaviour in medical error and patient safety. He has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals, has written a cardiology chapter for a text book and has re written the cardiology curriculum within a training course for junior doctors in general medicine.
Past clinical experiences as a medical student included volunteering within the Israeli Ambulance Services for two months, providing first aid and basic life support for a range of medical conditions, including treating victims of terrorist attacks. He appeared on Israeli National Television to talk about his experience in Hebrew. He has also worked in Cape Town South Africa as a final year medical student within the trauma and emergency department at Groote Schuur Hospital.
He has a keen interest in leadership and medical management, being one of the founding members of a junior doctors forum called BAMMbino in 2007. He has also organised national events in patient safety and presented his work at national conferences.
He enjoys tennis, swimming and amateur photography in his spare time.