James Pirruccello, MD is currently focused on using machine learning to develop novel quantitative cardiovascular traits, and studying the genetic basis for those traits in order to better understand cardiovascular disease. James graduated with a BS from Yale in 2006, and an MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2013. Subsequently, he completed internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. James joined the Ellinor lab in July of 2019 after completing a year of postdoctoral training in the Kathiresan lab, where he had also previously spent two years of training as a Sarnoff Fellow during medical school. During that time, James used exome sequencing to identify the molecular basis for familial combined hypolipidemia. His work is supported by the John S LaDue Memorial Fellowship.