Dr. Helms is a cardiologist and Assistant Professor at the Cardiovascular Center. While interested in all aspects of cardiology, he has a primary interest in inherited cardiomyopathy and inherited arrhythmia disorders. Helping patients work through their experience with a heart condition and return to their quality of life inspires Dr. Helms. Having a heart condition can be frightening, and Dr. Helms enjoys working closely with patients to help them understand their medical problems and feel empowered about their medical care. Though he truly enjoys the science of medicine, he finds working with patients from all walks of life to understand their health conditions to be the most rewarding part of his job. When not working, Dr. Helms spends time with his wife and two sons. He enjoys outdoor activities like mountain and road biking, and hopes someday to visit the Alps to cycle some of the famous Tour de France stages. Before coming to UMHS for his fellowship in cardiology, Dr. Helms studied at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Virginia Hospitals. In addition to his cardiology training, Dr. Helms also completed a Masters in Human Genetics at the University of Michigan.