Dr. Searles (pronounced like EARLE with an S before and after) was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He attended Fredericton High School and the University of New Brunswick, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He then spent 10 years in Halifax where he studied Medicine at Dalhousie University and stayed for residency training in Internal Medicine and then Adult Cardiology. During this time he achieved training in echocardiography including stress and transesophageal echocardiography. He was also involved in research and published papers on post myocardial infarction care.
Following residency training he moved back to New Brunswick and took on a clinical cardiology job at the New Brunswick Heart Centre in Saint John. He worked a busy practice there including office based consulting, critical care in the coronary care unit as well as extensive diagnostic work including stress, echo, nuclear medicine and other.
While in Saint John he was involved in community projects including a successful Health Improvement Challenge. He participated as a Primary Investigator in many clinical trials in the areas of heart failure, coronary artery disease and thrombosis. He participated in residency education and was named an associate professor with both Dalhousie University as well as Memorial University.
In 2021, after 16 years in Saint John, Dr. Searles moved to Red Deer and is looking forward to new and exciting challenges in a new environment. He will be working out of the Healthy Heart Institute in Red Deer and has been granted a full time position as a staff cardiologist at the Red Deer Regional Hospital.
Dr. Searles is active in all areas of cardiovascular disease management and has several areas of special interest including cardiovascular risk factor modification, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, congestive heart failure, echocardiography and continuing medical education.