Larisa G. Tereshchenko, MD, PhD
Larisa Tereshchenko is a clinical investigator and data scientist with broad expertise in: (not in a specific order) clinical cardiology and cardiovascular pathophysiology, cardiac electrophysiology and electrocardiology, biomedical engineering, signal processing, biophysics, randomized controlled trials, epidemiology, genomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, and healthcare value.
She is a Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society, American Heart Association, and American College of Cardiology. She was the President of the International Congress of Electrocardiology hosted in Portland in 2017, and a member of a Board of Directors (Treasurer) of the International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology in 2014-2017. She was awarded the DelMar Junior Investigator Award (International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology). Dr. Tereshchenko is an inventor on two patents, author of more than 100 manuscripts, 4 book chapters, and a member of an Editorial Board of Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology and Heart Rhythm Journal (among others).
Dr. Larisa G. Tereshchenko was born in Siberia (Omsk, USSR), in physicians family. Her father was an obstetrician-gynecologist, the mother was an internist, uncle was an epidemiologist, and aunt was a pediatrician. Dr. Tereshchenko obtained MD degree with Honors from the Tyumen Medical School. She was the first-prize winner of the Internal Medicine Competition of the Russian Federation (individual competition), and USSR (team competition). Dr. Tereshchenko completed Cardiology & Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at Omsk Medical School and received a Ph.D. degree from Novosibirsk Medical School. Dr. Tereshchenko conducted a prospective cohort study in the Far North, north of the Arctic Circle. Dr. Tereshchenko joined the faculty of the Tyumen Medical School as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, and an attending cardiologist at the Tumen Regional Hospital. She taught clinical pharmacology, cardiology, and electrophysiology at the bedside, and was awarded an Institutional Award for the Excellence in Bedside Teaching and Clinical Service.
In 2004, Dr. Tereshchenko joined the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine, where she initiated and conducted a prospective cohort study of ICD patients (ICD-EGMs study). After completion of the cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, she joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division. She established a translational electrophysiology laboratory and developed several novel methods of ECG analyses, such as dynamic vectorcardiography, and a global measure of electrical heterogeneity sum absolute QRST integral. In 2013 Dr. Tereshchenko was awarded NIH R01 award “Novel ECG measures and risk of sudden cardiac death.” The objective of this study is the development and validation of the novel ECG risk score of sudden cardiac death risk in the general population, and discovery of genetic factors associated with the novel mechanistic ECG phenotypes. In December 2013 Dr. Tereshchenko moved her laboratory to the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Larisa Tereshchenko passed USMLE steps 1-3 and was awarded ECFMG Certificate.
Dr. Tereshchenko is Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS).