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Larisa G. Tereshchenko M.D., Ph.D.

  • (503) 494-2374

    Portland Campus

    • Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine School of Medicine
    • Physiology and Pharmacology School of Medicine
    • Biomedical Engineering School of Medicine
    • Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology School of Medicine
    • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences School of Medicine

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 in 1986. 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 in Omsk Medical School and received a Ph.D. degree from Novosibirsk Medical School in 1994. Dr. Tereshchenko conducted a prospective cohort study in the Far North, north of the Arctic Circle. In 1994, 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.

Areas of interest

  • Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Electrophysiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Randomized Clinical Trials
  • Biostatistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Signal Processing


  • M.D., Tyumen Medical School, Tyumen Russian Federation 1986
  • Ph.D., Omsk and Novosibirsk Medical School, Omsk and Novosibirsk Russian Federation 1994
  • Residency:

    • Residency, Internal Medicine (1986-1988); Tyumen Medical School.
  • Fellowship:

    • Fellowship, Cardiology & Cardiac Electrophysiology (1990-1994); Omsk & Novosibirsk Medical School
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Fellowship (2007-2009); Johns Hopkins University.
  • Certifications:

    • ECFMG Certificate # 0-661-636-1 (2006)
    • Certificate of Cardiac Device Specialist-physician (CCDS) # 143862 (2008)

Honors and awards

  • Del Mar Junior Investigator Award (2013)

Memberships and associations

  • Fellow of the American Heart Association
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society
  • Fellow of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology
  • Treasurer of the International Society for Computerized Eclectrocardiology
  • Member of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society
  • Member of the American Medical Association
  • Member of the Heart Failure Society of America
  • Member of the Society of Clinical Trials
  • Member of the American Society of Echocardiography
  • Member of the International Society of Electrocardiology
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Editor of the Heart Rhythm Journal
  • Editor of the Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
  • Editor of the Journal of Electrocardiology

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