Elazer Edelman (born December 22, 1956) is a board-certified American cardiologist in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also an engineer, scientist and holds the position of the Edward J. Poitras Professor in Medical Engineering and Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).
He is also the Program Director of the MIT Graduate Education in Medical Sciences program within the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
Elazer Edelman Facts
- Full Name: Elazer R. Edelman
- Age: 65 years old
- Date of Birth: December 22, 1956
- Place of Birth: New York, New York
- Occupation: Cardiologist
- Nationality: American
- Wife: Cheryl Edelman
- Children: 3 (Alex, A.J., and Austin)
Elazer Edelman Medical School & Residency
- Brigham and Womens Hospital, Fellowship Hospital — 1990
- Brigham and Womens Hospital, Residency Hospital — 1987
- Harvard University / School Of Medicine, Medical School — 1983
Elazer Edelman Career
Edelman attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a master’s degree in EECS as well as bachelor’s degrees in Applied Biology and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). He graduated with honors from Harvard Medical School with a medical degree, and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology awarded him doctorates in medical engineering and medical physics.
Under Robert Langer’s guidance, he worked on his Ph.D. thesis to outline the mathematics of regulated and controlled medication distribution. In addition to being board certified in internal medicine and cardiology, Edelman received his medical training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He then worked on the biology of vascular repair for six years as a research fellow under Prof. Morris J. Karnovsky’s guidance.
Edelman is a strong proponent of interdisciplinary study. He brings together teams of clinicians, engineers, and scientists from both academia and industry through his research centers to develop incredibly effective and practically applicable answers to medical issues.
By using this method, Edelman and his pupils have been recognized as some of the major innovators and contributors of the coronary stent. They played a crucial role in the creation, assessment, and improvement of the initial bare-metal stents and later versions, which included drug-eluting stents.
Certifications & Licensure
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Certified in Cardiovascular Disease
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Certified in Internal Medicine
- MA State Medical License – Active through 2023
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Dr. Elazer R Edelman has the following 27 areas of expertise
- Vascular Disease
- Coronary Disease
- Heart Diseases
- Heart Failure
- Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
- Heart Block
- High Cholesterol
- Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Myocardial Infarction
- Blood Clot
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Arteriosclerosis (Arterial Disease)
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- Heart Attack
- Balloon Angioplasty (Coronary Angioplasty)
- Carotid Artery Injuries
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Coronary Artery Angioplasty & Stent
- Pathologic Constriction
- Unstable Angina
- Vascular Graft Occlusion
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- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
- BCBS MA PPO or EPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
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- Harvard Pilgrim Maines Choice HMO
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- UHC Options PPO
Location & Contact Information
Edelman Elazer R Office
77 Massachusetts Ave # E25-438
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax: (617) 725-3251
Data provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Activation of EphB2 and its ligands promotes vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation.
- Arterial ultrastructure influences transport of locally delivered drugs.
- Effect of pre-adsorbed proteins on attachment, proliferation, and function of endothelial cells.
- Systemic inflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide increases neointimal formation after balloon and stent injury in rabbits.
- Images in cardiovascular medicine. Acute ST depressions in a patient with idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis and normal coronary arteries.
- Phosphorylation-induced conformational changes in a mitogen-activated protein kinase substrate. Implications for tyrosine hydroxylase activation.
- Perivascular endothelial implants inhibit intimal hyperplasia in a model of arteriovenous fistulae: a safety and efficacy study in the pig.
- Low background, pulsatile, in vitro flow circuit for modeling coronary implant thrombosis.
- Impact of transport and drug properties on the local pharmacology of drug-eluting stents.
- Tissue engineering therapy for cardiovascular disease.
- Rapamycin for cardiac transplant rejection and vasculopathy: one stone, two birds?
- Increased thrombosis after arterial injury in human C-reactive protein-transgenic mice.
- A structural model that explains the effects of hyperglycemia on collagenolysis.
- Dose model for stent-based delivery of a radioactive compound for the treatment of restenosis in coronary arteries.
- Liposomal alendronate inhibits systemic innate immunity and reduces in-stent neointimal hyperplasia in rabbits.
Awards & Recognition
- 2018: Distinguished Scientist Award, American College of Cardiology
- 2017: Career Achievement Award, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)
- 2016: Plenary Lecture, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Bioengineering Section
- 2015: Flexner Discovery Lecturer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- 2015: Massimo Calabresi Lecturer, Yale University
- 2015: Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, Weill Cornell Medical School
- 2014: Lifetime Achievement Award, International Conference on Innovation
- 2014: Clemson Award for Basic Research, The Society for Biomaterials
- 2012: Hollingsworth Distinguished Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School
- 2011: Lewis Katz Visiting Professorship in Cardiovascular Research, Columbia University
- 2010: Officer’s Cross of the Spanish Order of Civil Merit
- 2009: Jeffrey M. Hoeg Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Award for Basic Science and Clinical Research
- 2007: A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award
- 2006: American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Joseph S. Barr Award
- 1992: Marcus Award, American Heart Association
- 1982: Soma Weiss Award, Harvard Medical School
Elazer Edelman Net Worth
Elazer Edelman has an estimated net worth of $7 million.