Jack A Elias, MD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor Emeritus of and Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (Pulmonary)

Departments & Organizations

Elias Lab

Biography

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

MD University of Pennsylvania (1976)
BA University of Pennsylvania, Biology (1973)
Fellow University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Fellow University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Senior Medical Resident University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Intern Tufts-New England Medical Center

Honors & Recognition

  • PresidentAssociation of American Physicians (2010)

  • Council of National Heart Lung and Blood Institute National Institutes of Health (2008)

  • Recognition Award for Scientific AchievementAmerican Thoracic Society (2003)

  • FellowAmerican College of Chest Physicians (1991)

  • Career Investigator AwardAmerican Lung Association (1988)

  • Scholar AwardRJR Nabisco (1986)

  • Edward Livingston Trudeau Scholar AwardAmerican Lung Association (1984)

  • Leonard Salsemer ScholarAmerican Lung Association (1983)

  • Edward Livingston Trudeau ScholarAmerican Lung Association (1982)

  • MemberAlpha Omega Alpha (1976)

Professional Service

  • Councilor Association of American Physicians (2003 - 2007)

  • Senior Councilor Association of American Physicians (2008 - 2009)

  • Program Committee American Thoracic Society (1987 - 1987)

  • Scientific Advisory Committee The John B. Pierce Laboratory, Yale School of Medicine (1999 - 2001)

  • Chair, Clinical Research Committee Yale Medical Group (2009)

  • Member, Clinical Trials Management System Steering Committee Yale University School of Medicine (2009)

  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee Yale Medical School Board of Governors (2009)

  • Member/Standing Advisory and Appointments Committee Yale School of Nursing (2007)

  • Member Nominating Committee Yale Medical Group Board of Governors (2007)

  • YCCI Executive Committee Yale Clinical and Translational Sciences Award Yale University School of Medicine (2007)

  • External Advisory Committee University of Chicago Respiratory Biology Training Grant (2009)

  • Member, Committee to review timetable for senior faculty apointments Yale School of Medicine (2006)

  • Clinical Chairs Operations Committee Dept. of Internal Medicine/Yale New Haven Hospital (2006)

  • Yale Medical Group Clinical Chairs Executive Committee Yale University School of Medicine (2006)

  • Clinical Chairs Committee Yale New Haven Hospital (2006)

  • Robert Wood Johnson Institutional Advisory Committee Yale University School of Medicine (2007)

  • Yale Medical Group Finance Committee Yale University School of Medicine (2006)

  • Member Medical Board Administrative Committee Yale-New Haven Hospital (2009)

  • External Scientific Advisory Board Sandler Program for Asthma Research (1999 - 2007)

  • Advisory Board Member The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2008 - 2013)

  • Advisory Council Member National Institute of Health/National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (2009 - 2013)

  • Research Review Committee American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society (1987 - 1990)

  • Vice President Association of American Physicians (2009)

  • Secretary Scientific Assembly on Allergy and Clinical Immunology American Thoracic Society (1988)

  • Vice President Scientific Assembly on Allergy and Clinical Immunology American Thoracic Society (1989)

  • Member American Society for Clinical Investigation (1992)

  • Member Interurban Cinical Club (1997)

  • Member American Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2007)

  • 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

  • Member CT Academy of Science and Enginieering (2008)

  • President, Scientific Assembly and Inflammation American Thoracic Society (1990 - 1991)

  • Member, Lung Biology and Pathology Study Section NHLBI/NIH (1994 - 1998)

  • External Scientific Liaison from Yale University National Institutes of Health (2007)

  • Advisory Committee NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (2002 - 2002)

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Contact Info

Jack A Elias, MD
Mailing Address
Internal MedicinePO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056

Curriculum Vitae

The Elias Laboratory