Vassilios J. Bezzerides | Education
1998, Seattle, WA
2004, Cambridge, MA
2006, Boston, MA
2009, Boston, MA
2011, Boston, MA
2013, Boston, MA
Vassilios J. Bezzerides | Professional History
I went to the University of Washington in Seattle where I studied physics and biochemistry. I was lucky enough to work on a number of different research projects ranging from high-energy nuclear physics to microgravity. My medical degree and PhD in biophysics are from Harvard Medical and MIT, where I had the opportunity to work with Dr. David Clapham. Following graduation, I did my internship and residency in pediatrics at the Boston Combined Residency Program. It was here, working with patients at Boston Medical Center, that I developed my interest in long-term care of patients and their families.
I completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology and acquired additional specialized training in electrophysiology and research. I started on staff at Boston Children's Hospital in 2013 as both a clinical electrophysiologist and a basic research scientist in the fields of inherited cardiac disease and arrhythmia. Under the mentorship of Dr. William Pu, I have developed a program to use induced pluripotent stem cells from patients as models of human cardiac disease to improve therapies for patients with inherited arrhythmia disorders.