Jack A Elias, MD

Waldemar Von Zedtzwitz Professor Emeritus of Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Elias Lab

Rheumatic Diseases Research Core

Office of Cooperative Research

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

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital (2009 - Present) Committee Member

  • Association of American Physicians (2009 - Present) Vice President

  • National Institute of Health/National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (2009 - 2013) Advisor

  • Yale Medical Group (2009 - Present) Chairperson

  • Yale University School of Medicine (2009 - Present) Member

  • Yale Medical School Board of Governors (2009 - Present) Committee Member

  • University of Chicago Respiratory Biology Training Grant (2009 - Present) Committee Member

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

  • Association of American Physicians (2008 - 2009) Council Member

  • CT Academy of Science and Enginieering (2008 - Present) Member

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

  • Yale University School of Medicine (2007 - Present) Committee Member

  • National Institutes of Health (2007 - Present) Liaison

  • Yale School of Nursing (2007 - Present) Committee Member

  • Yale University School of Medicine (2007 - Present) Committee Member

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

  • Yale School of Medicine (2006 - Present) Committee Member

  • Dept. of Internal Medicine/Yale New Haven Hospital (2006 - Present) Committee Member

  • Yale University School of Medicine (2006 - Present) Committee Member

  • Yale New Haven Hospital (2006 - Present) Committee Member

  • Yale University School of Medicine (2006 - Present) Committee Member

  • Association of American Physicians (2003 - 2007) Council Member

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

  • Sandler Program for Asthma Research (1999 - 2007) Board Member

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

  • Interurban Cinical Club (1997 - Present) Member

  • NHLBI/NIH (1994 - 1998) Member

  • American Society for Clinical Investigation (1992 - Present) Member

  • American Thoracic Society (1990 - 1991) President

  • American Thoracic Society (1989 - Present)

  • American Thoracic Society (1988 - Present) Secretary

  • American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society (1987 - 1990) Reviewer

  • American Thoracic Society (1987) Committee 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

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