Bassim El-Sabawi, MD

Clinical Fellow, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Vanderbilt Genomic Medicine Training Program

Dr. El-Sabawi is a VGM postdoctoral fellow and a cardiovascular medicine fellow. He is originally from San Diego, CA. He completed his MD training at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and medical residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. 

His prior work has focused on optimizing outcomes of transcatheter interventions and structural heart diseases. He is now focused on identifying whether proteomic signatures of myocardial remodeling/dysfunction are present early in aortic stenosis before traditional clinical thresholds for intervention. If present, this may point to known/novel pathways contributing to heart failure in aortic stenosis patients and provide an early molecular barometer for clinical surveillance and personalized timing for aortic valve replacement.