Larisa G. Tereshchenko, MD, PhD
Dr. Larisa G. Tereshchenko was born in Siberia (Omsk, USSR), in physicians’ family. Her father was 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 cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, she joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division. She established 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 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).