Elazer Edelman

Professor at MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program & Harvard Medical School

Elazer Edelman

Professor at MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program & Harvard Medical School

Biography

Elazer Edelman is a cardiovascular physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program (HST).

He received his MD from HMS, and his PhD from MIT. He completed an internal medicine residency and a cardiology fellowship at BWH. Dr. Edelman is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Edelman’s clinical interests include atherosclerotic arterial disease, including how this condition is managed and the mechanisms that lead to unstable coronary syndrome.

The author of 431 peer-reviewed articles, his research combines his scientific and medical training, using a range of engineering, biological and clinical sciences to examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tissue repair. His laboratory helped develop and optimize bare metal and drug-eluting stents, and used device, immune and cell biology to advance studies of endothelial cell and vascular biology. They have also pioneered the computational modeling of vessel formation, and emphasized the homology between endothelial paracrine and angiocrine regulation to further delineate the elements of cancer and vascular diseases.