Jack A Elias MD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Professor of Immunobiology and Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (Pulmonary)

Biographical Info

Jack A. Elias, M.D. is the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Professor of Immunobiology and Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (Pulmonary). Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas USA and raised in Philadelphia, he received his undergrad and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He did his Internship and Junior Residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center and a Senior Residency and Fellowships in Allergy and Immunology and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He subsequently became an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In 1990 he moved to Connecticut to head the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital. In 2000 he was named the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor at Yale University, in October of 2006 he became Chairman of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and the Physician-in-Chief at Yale New Haven Hospital and in October of 2007 he became Professor of Immunobiology. Dr Elias was a Councilor of the Association of American Physicians (AAP) from 2003-2010 and was the President of the AAP in 2010-2011. Throughout his career, he has been active at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where he has served on the Lung Biology and Pathology Study Section, numerous advisory boards, was an ad-hoc participant in the Council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In 2009 was selected to Council of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and in 2010 became a Member of the Councils of Councils NIH. His research on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of lung injury and repair have resulted in continuous funding from the NIH since 1982. He is presently the Principal Investigator for 2 R01 grants, a UO1 grant and a training grant.


Education & Training

B.A.
University of Pennsylvania (1973)
M.D.
University of Pennsylvania (1976)
Senior Medical Resident
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Internal Medicine (1978 - 1979)
Fellow
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Allergy and Immunology (1979 - 1980)
Intern
Tufts-New England Medical Center, Internal Medicine (1976 - 1978)
Fellow
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine (1980 - 1982)

Honors & Recognition

  • Recognition Award for Scientific Achievement
    American Thoracic Society (05/2003)
  • Fellow
    American College of Chest Physicians (1991)
  • Career Investigator Award
    American Lung Association (1988)
  • Scholar Award
    RJR Nabisco (1986)
  • Edward Livingston Trudeau Scholar Award
    American Lung Association (1984)
  • Leonard Salsemer Scholar
    American Lung Association (1983)
  • Edward Livingston Trudeau Scholar
    American Lung Association (1982)
  • Member
    Alpha Omega Alpha (1976)
  • Council of National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
    National Institutes of Health (2008)
  • President
    Association of American Physicians (2010)

Professional Service

  • Senior Councilor, Association of American Physicians (2008 - 2009)
  • Advisory Board Member, The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2008 - 2013)
  • Member, CT Academy of Science and Enginieering (2008)
  • Member, American Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2007)
  • Councilor, Association of American Physicians (2003 - 2007)
  • Advisory Committee, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (2002 - 2002)
  • External Scientific Advisory Board, Sandler Program for Asthma Research (1999 - 2007)
  • Member, Interurban Cinical Club (1997)
  • Member, Lung Biology and Pathology Study Section, NHLBI/NIH (1994 - 1998)
  • Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation (1992)
  • President, Scientific Assembly and Inflammation, American Thoracic Society (1990 - 1991)
  • Vice President Scientific Assembly on Allergy and Clinical Immunology, American Thoracic Society (1989)
  • Secretary Scientific Assembly on Allergy and Clinical Immunology, American Thoracic Society (1988)
  • Research Review Committee, American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society (1987 - 1990)
  • Program Committee, American Thoracic Society (1987 - 1987)
  • External Scientific Liaison from Yale University, National Institutes of Health (10/2007)
  • Member Medical Board Administrative Committee, Yale-New Haven Hospital (08/2009)
  • Vice President, Association of American Physicians (08/01/2009)
  • Advisory Council Member, National Institute of Health/National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (06/01/2009 - 2013)
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, American Federation for Clinical Research
  • Member, Federation of Societies for Experimental Biology
  • Member, American Association of Immunologists
  • Member, American Thoracic Society/American Lung Association

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