Elazar Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Elazar Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Scientific Advisory Board Member

Dr. Elazer R. Edelman 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 (BWH) in Boston. He and his laboratory have pioneered basic findings in vascular biology and the development and assessment of biotechnology. Dr. Edelman directs the Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center (BMEC), dedicated to applying the rigors of the physical sciences to elucidate fundamental biologic processes and mechanisms of disease. Dr. Edelman received Bachelor of Science degrees in bioelectrical engineering and applied biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences from MIT, a Ph.D. in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from MIT, and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. After internal medicine training and 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 working on the biology of vascular repair. His research interests meld his medical and scientific training to better understand underlying biology for application towards improved clinical decision-making and device design.