Dr. Bick is a physician/scientist working in the field of human genomics. His scientific observations have advanced our understanding of the genetic basis for cardiovascular disease, characterized molecular disease mechanisms and identified both the promise and limitations of translating genomic findings into routine medical practice. He has a particular interest in understanding how the interplay between inherited germline genetic factors and acquired somatic mutations contributes to disease. He has recently focused on characterizing the causes and conseqeunces of clonal hematapoesis. In parallel with his research, he is completing a clinical Residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and is developing a clinical specialization in genomic medicine. He sees patients in the MGH Preventative Genomics Clinic, aiming to translate what is learned from his research studies back to the care of his patients.