Dr. Ericsoussi received his post graduate training in internal medicine from University of Illinois at Chicago/Advocate Christ Medical Center, a state-designated Level I trauma center, providing trauma patients with the most sophisticated emergency medical care.
During his residency, Bassel authored a clinical research project to examine the bacteriology of chronic bronchiectasis in a cohort of 300 patients diagnosed at the University of Illinois at Chicago by HRCT scan. His research project has been presented at the international conference of the American Thoracic Society in Toronto, Canada. Bassel also wrote a chapter, in the Pocket ICU Management Manual, entitled "Infections in The Immune-Compromised Hosts" which he authored with the chief of the division of critical care medicine, and the director of critical care fellowship at the Northwestern University. The authors of the manual come from institutions all over the country and the editors are listed on the editorial board of Critical Care Medicine, the official journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Prior to his residency, Dr. Ericsoussi was researcher assistant at Harvard Medical School where he learned cell culture, fatty acid extraction, and methylation techniques. His research included measurement and determination of fatty acid composition in normal and abnormal samples. The techniques that he was utilizing in his project are solid phase extraction, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), and cell culture. In his research role, he presented articles at the weekly journal club on many occasions and he worked as a researcher in developing a new high throughput diagnostic test for cystic fibrosis that resulted in co-authorship of a peer reviewed publication. Dr. Ericsoussi wrote and finilized the report that ultimately appeared in a widly read journal, Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Ericsoussi presented an entirly new way to screen for cystic fibrosis. This was evidently a very good experience that engendered a strong enthusiasm for academic medicine.
Bassel received his Medical Doctor (M.D.) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees from Damascus University of School of Medicine in Damasucs, Syria.
Bassel is married to Ms. Suzanne El-Moursi, Innovation Strategist and User Experience thought leader who specializes in the design of compelling user experiences, and lives in downtown Chicago, IL. He enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor cycling, photography and cooking. Dr. Ericsoussi also enjoys teaching and researching, his extended previous research projects were evidently a very good experience that engendered a strong enthusiasm for academic medicine.