Transforming medical devices for improved patient outcomes

Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.
Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, MIT
Attending Cardiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, Harvard – MIT Biomedical Engineering Center (BMEC)

Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D., is the Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at MIT, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Attending Physician in the coronary care unit at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Edelman directs the Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center. His research focuses on understanding how tissue architecture and biochemical regulation contribute to local growth control.

Dr. Edelman is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Association of University Cardiologists, American Society of Clinical Investigation, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Inventors, and National Academy of Engineering. He is Chief Scientific Advisor of Science: Translational Medicine, a member of FDA’s Science Board, and an ORISE fellow in the FDA’s “Entrepreneurs in Residence” program. Dr. Edelman was awarded the Spanish Order of Civil Merit by Spain’s Parliament and King Juan Carlos.

Dr. Edelman received his B.S. in Bioelectrical Engineering and Applied Biology, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and a Ph.D. in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from MIT, and an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. After internal medicine training and a clinical fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the BWH, he spent six years as a research fellow in the Department of Pathology at Harvard Medical School with Prof. Morris J. Karnovsky, working on the biology of vascular repair.