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Jack Elias, MD

Waldemar Von Zedtzwitz Professor Emeritus of Medicine

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Jack Elias, MD

Mailing Address

  • Internal Medicine

    PO Box 208056, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8056

    United States

Jack Elias
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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

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
PresidentAssociation of American Physicians2010
Council of National Heart Lung and Blood InstituteNational Institutes of Health2008
Recognition Award for Scientific AchievementAmerican Thoracic Society2003
FellowAmerican College of Chest Physicians1991
Career Investigator AwardAmerican Lung Association1988
Scholar AwardRJR Nabisco1986
Edward Livingston Trudeau Scholar AwardAmerican Lung Association1984
Leonard Salsemer ScholarAmerican Lung Association1983
Edward Livingston Trudeau ScholarAmerican Lung Association1982
MemberAlpha Omega Alpha1976

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Yale-New Haven HospitalCommittee Member2009 - Present
Association of American PhysiciansVice President2009 - Present
National Institute of Health/National Heart, Lung, Blood InstituteAdvisor2009 - 2013
Yale Medical GroupChairperson2009 - Present
Yale University School of MedicineMember2009 - Present
Yale Medical School Board of GovernorsCommittee Member2009 - Present
University of Chicago Respiratory Biology Training GrantCommittee Member2009 - Present
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical ImmunologyBoard Member2008 - 2013
Association of American PhysiciansCouncil Member2008 - 2009
CT Academy of Science and EnginieeringMember2008 - Present
Yale Medical Group Board of GovernorsCommittee Member2007 - Present
Yale University School of MedicineCommittee Member2007 - Present
National Institutes of HealthLiaison2007 - Present
Yale School of NursingCommittee Member2007 - Present
Yale University School of MedicineCommittee Member2007 - Present
American Society of Allergy, Asthma and ImmunologyMember2007 - Present
Yale School of MedicineCommittee Member2006 - Present
Dept. of Internal Medicine/Yale New Haven HospitalCommittee Member2006 - Present
Yale University School of MedicineCommittee Member2006 - Present
Yale New Haven HospitalCommittee Member2006 - Present
Yale University School of MedicineCommittee Member2006 - Present
Association of American PhysiciansCouncil Member2003 - 2007
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesCommittee Member2002
Sandler Program for Asthma ResearchBoard Member1999 - 2007
The John B. Pierce Laboratory, Yale School of MedicineCommittee Member1999 - 2001
Interurban Cinical ClubMember1997 - Present
NHLBI/NIHMember1994 - 1998
American Society for Clinical InvestigationMember1992 - Present
American Thoracic SocietyPresident1990 - 1991
American Thoracic Society1989 - Present
American Thoracic SocietySecretary1988 - Present
American Lung Association/American Thoracic SocietyReviewer1987 - 1990
American Thoracic SocietyCommittee Member1987
American College of PhysiciansMember
American College of Chest PhysiciansMember
American Federation for Clinical ResearchMember
Federation of Societies for Experimental BiologyMember
American Association of ImmunologistsMember
American Thoracic Society/American Lung AssociationMember

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