"The opportunity to care for patients and impact their lives is a privilege."

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Boston University , Boston , MA
Medical Degree
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine , Storrs , CT

Internship

  • Floating Hospital for Infants & Children , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

  • Floating Hospital for Infants & Children , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA

I knew that I wanted to study medicine since I was a young teenager, when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The science of medicine fascinated me; but even more than that, the opportunity to care for patients and impact their lives seemed a privilege.  I particularly love pediatrics, since I get to watch children grow, and have been practicing just long enough that some children I cared for as infants are about to go off to college!  I am blessed with three children of my own, who teach me more about pediatrics than anyone.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I have been on staff as a member of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Division since I finished my fellowship training in 1999.  I see both local and international pediatric patients with arrhythmias, and care for patients with pacemakers/defibrillators as well.  I see patients with a wide variety of common complaints, including chest pain, palpitations, and fainting referred from local pediatricians.  My clinics are located in Boston and at the Waltham satellite facility.  While once interested in mouse models of inherited arrhythmias, I am now focused solely on clinical practice.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Meziab O, Abrams DJ, Alexander ME, Bevilacqua L, Bezzerides V, Mah DY, Walsh EP, Triedman JK. Utility of incomplete right bundle branch block as an isolated ECG finding in children undergoing initial cardiac evaluation. Congenit Heart Dis. 2018 Feb 12. View abstract
  2. Chambers KD, Beausejour Ladouceur V, Alexander ME, Hylind RJ, Bevilacqua L, Mah DY, Bezzerides V, Triedman JK, Walsh EP, Abrams DJ. Cardiac Events During Competitive, Recreational, and Daily Activities in Children and Adolescents With Long QT Syndrome. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Sep 21; 6(9). View abstract
  3. Zachariah JP, Walsh EP, Triedman JK, Berul CI, Cecchin F, Alexander ME, Bevilacqua LM. Multiple accessory pathways in the young: the impact of structural heart disease. Am Heart J. 2013 Jan; 165(1):87-92. View abstract
  4. Benson CC, Valente AM, Economy KE, Hoffman-Sage Y, Bevilacqua LM, Podovei M, Opotowsky AR. Discovery and management of diaphragmatic hernia related to abandoned epicardial pacemaker wires in a pregnant woman with {S,L,L} transposition of the great arteries. Congenit Heart Dis. 2012 Mar-Apr; 7(2):183-8. View abstract
  5. Radbill AE, Brown DW, Lacro RV, Cecchin F, Berul CI, Triedman JK, Bevilacqua LM, Walsh EP, Alexander ME. Ascending aortic dilation in patients with congenital complete heart block. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Dec; 5(12):1704-8. View abstract
  6. Selamet Tierney ES, Gersony WM, Altmann K, Solowiejczyk DE, Bevilacqua LM, Khan C, Krongrad E, Mosca RS, Quaegebeur JM, Apfel HD. Pulmonary position cryopreserved homografts: durability in pediatric Ross and non-Ross patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Aug; 130(2):282-6. View abstract
  7. Bevilacqua LM, Berul CI. Advances in pediatric electrophysiology. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2004 Oct; 16(5):494-9. View abstract
  8. Collins KK, Rhee EK, Delucca JM, Alexander ME, Bevilacqua LM, Berul CI, Walsh EP, Mayer JE, Jonas RA, del Nido PJ, Triedman JK. Modification to the Fontan procedure for the prophylaxis of intra-atrial reentrant tachycardia: short-term results of a prospective randomized blinded trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Mar; 127(3):721-9. View abstract
  9. Alexander ME, Cecchin F, Walsh EP, Triedman JK, Bevilacqua LM, Berul CI. Implications of implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy in congenital heart disease and pediatrics. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2004 Jan; 15(1):72-6. View abstract
  10. Dubin AM, Berul CI, Bevilacqua LM, Collins KK, Etheridge SP, Fenrich AL, Friedman RA, Hamilton RM, Schaffer MS, Shah M, Silka MJ, Van Hare GF, Kertesz NJ. The use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in pediatric patients awaiting heart transplantation. J Card Fail. 2003 Oct; 9(5):375-9. View abstract
  11. Triedman JK, Alexander ME, Love BA, Collins KK, Berul CI, Bevilacqua LM, Walsh EP. Influence of patient factors and ablative technologies on outcomes of radiofrequency ablation of intra-atrial re-entrant tachycardia in patients with congenital heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002 Jun 05; 39(11):1827-35. View abstract
  12. Berul CI, Bevilacqua LM. Molecular biological and genetic approaches to the evaluation of inherited electrophysiologic disorders. Drugs Today (Barc). 2002 May; 38(5):351-64. View abstract
  13. Berul CI, Triedman JK, Forbess J, Bevilacqua LM, Alexander ME, Dahlby D, Gilkerson JO, Walsh EP. Minimally invasive cardioverter defibrillator implantation for children: an animal model and pediatric case report. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2001 Dec; 24(12):1789-94. View abstract
  14. Love BA, Barrett KS, Alexander ME, Bevilacqua LM, Epstein MR, Triedman JK, Walsh EP, Berul CI. Supraventricular arrhythmias in children and young adults with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2001 Oct; 12(10):1097-101. View abstract
  15. Triedman JK, Alexander ME, Berul CI, Bevilacqua LM, Walsh EP. Electroanatomic mapping of entrained and exit zones in patients with repaired congenital heart disease and intra-atrial reentrant tachycardia. Circulation. 2001 Apr 24; 103(16):2060-5. View abstract
  16. Triedman JK, Alexander ME, Berul CI, Bevilacqua LM, Walsh EP. Estimation of atrial response to entrainment pacing using electrograms recorded from remote sites. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2000 Nov; 11(11):1215-22. View abstract
  17. Bevilacqua LM, Simon AM, Maguire CT, Gehrmann J, Wakimoto H, Paul DL, Berul CI. A targeted disruption in connexin40 leads to distinct atrioventricular conduction defects. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2000 Oct; 4(3):459-67. View abstract
  18. Maguire CT, Bevilacqua LM, Wakimoto H, Gehrmann J, Berul CI. Maturational atrioventricular nodal physiology in the mouse. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2000 May; 11(5):557-64. View abstract
  19. Bevilacqua LM, Rhee EK, Epstein MR, Triedman JK. Focal ablation of chaotic atrial rhythm in an infant with cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2000 May; 11(5):577-81. View abstract
  20. Bevilacqua LM, Maguire CT, Seidman JG, Seidman CE, Berul CI. QT dispersion in alpha-myosin heavy-chain familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy mice. Pediatr Res. 1999 May; 45(5 Pt 1):643-7. View abstract
  21. Bevilacqua L, Hordof A. Cardiac pacing in children. Curr Opin Cardiol. 1998 Jan; 13(1):48-55. View abstract
  22. Rhodes J, Geggel RL, Marx GR, Bevilacqua L, Dambach YB, Hijazi ZM. Excessive anaerobic metabolism during exercise after repair of aortic coarctation. J Pediatr. 1997 Aug; 131(2):210-4. View abstract