Eric J. Velazquez, MD, the Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine, is an internationally recognized authority in heart failure, cardiovascular clinical trials, and cardiac imaging.
Velazquez serves as the section chief for Cardiovascular Medicine for Yale School of Medicine and the Physician-in-Chief of the Heart and Vascular Center for Yale New Haven Health where he coordinates a high-volume enterprise and an outstanding group of clinician-investigators, physician scientists, and staff who make important contributions across patient care, research and educational domains. He leads more than 150 specialists who focus on every area of cardiac medicine, tapping into a broad array of tools, technologies, and expertise.
Additionally, he is the Deputy Director, Clinical Trials Innovation at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation. Velazquez chose to pursue a career in cardiovascular medicine twenty years ago and through key leadership positions, he has pursued clinical, research, and methodologic interests and facilitated multicenter clinical research programs and quality initiatives with substantive focus and impact on vulnerable and underserved populations at high medical risk, and has honed the administrative skills required to implement challenging programs in diverse settings globally. Today, much of his research and clinical work focuses on the intersection between heart failure and coronary heart disease. As a clinical investigator, he has made major contributions in the design, development, and implementation of landmark clinical trials that have altered international guidelines and the treatment of patients with chronic heart failure. These programs have established the evidence for best practice standards, modified treatment guidelines, and have had a direct impact on the U.S. public health.
|Distinguished Nominee, Research Mentor Award||Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing||2015|
|Inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation||2014|
|Who’s Who in America||2014|
|Nominee||Joseph G. Greenfield, Jr. Faculty Award for Research Mentoring||2004|
|Greenfield Scholar in Cardiology Award||2001|
|Nominee||Eugene A. Stead, Jr. Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching||2001|
|Sigma Xi Honor Society||1988|
|Class of 1960 Scholar||Williams College||1988|
|Rogers Award||Regis High School, New York, NY||1984|