Jeffrey R. Bender MD

Robert I. Levy Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Immunobiology; Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Heart & Vascular Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital

NHLBI Proteomics

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Tissue Specific Stem Cells

Cancer Immunology

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Immunobiology: HTI

Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine: Yale Cardiovascular Research Center | Diabetes Research Center

NIH T32 Program

Immunology and Immunotherapy

Research Interests

Inflammatory, Immune, Metabolic and Hormonal Effects on the Endothelium

Clinical Interests

Clinical cardiology; preventive cardiology


  • M.D., University of California/San Francisco , 1979

Selected Publication

  • Zhang, J., Modi, Y., Yarovinsky, T., Yu, J., Collinge, M., Kyriakides, T., Zhu, Z., Sessa, W.C., Pardi, R., Bender, J.R.: Macrophage ß2 integrin-mediated, HuR-dependent stablization of angiogenic-factor encoding mRNAs in inflammatory angiogenesis. Am. J. Pathol. 180:1751-1760, 2012.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Robert I. Levy Endowed Chair of Preventive Cardiology; Member, American Society of Clinical Investigation; Member, Association of American Physicians; Member, Association of University Cardiologists;