Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD
Adjunct Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine Section

MD, Harvard Medical School

Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D., joined the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) as editor-in-chief in July of 2000. At NEJM, Dr. Drazen’s responsibilities include oversight of all editorial content and policies. His editorial background includes service as an associate editor or editorial board member for the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, and the American Journal of Medicine.

A specialist in pulmonology, Dr. Drazen maintains an active research program. Dr. Drazen has published hundreds of articles on topics such as lung physiology and the mechanisms involved in asthma. In 1999, he delivered the Amberson Lecture, the major research address at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society. In 2000, he received the Chadwick Medal from the Massachusetts Thoracic Society for his contributions to the study of lung disease.

Dr. Drazen is the Distinguished Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, professor of physiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, senior physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and adjunct professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. In 2003, he was elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Drazen has served on numerous committees for the National Institutes of Health, including the Respiratory and Applied Physiology Study Section; the Lung Biology and Pathology Study Section; the Pulmonary Disease Advisory Council; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Advisory Council; the Public Access Working Group; and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Division of Lung Disease Executive Planning Committee. He has also served on the Veterans’ Administration National Research Advisory Committee. He currently serves on the Global Initiative for Asthma Science Committee, the World Health Organization’s Scientific Advisory Group on Clinical Trials Registration, and co-chairs the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation.

Dr. Drazen earned his bachelor’s degree and graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his internship and residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. Dr. Drazen has received honorary degrees from the University of Ferrara, Italy, and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

A native of Missouri, Dr. Drazen lives with his wife in Winchester, Massachusetts. They are the parents of two grown sons.
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  1. Xiao RP, Wong GW, Prince JM, Gartside M, Zhao J, Wang J, Zhaori G, Drazen JM. Making An Impact on Clinical Practice and Research in China. N Engl J Med. 2016 12 15; 375(24):2391-2392. PMID: 27959705.
  2. Drazen JM. Hearing without Listening. N Engl J Med. 2016 Oct 13; 375(15):1412-1413. PMID: 27732809.
  3. Drazen JM, Morrissey S, Malina D, Hamel MB, Campion EW. The Importance - and the Complexities - of Data Sharing. N Engl J Med. 2016 09 22; 375(12):1182-3. PMID: 27653569; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1611027;.
  4. Campion EW, Scott L, Graham A, Prince JM, Morrissey S, Drazen JM. - 20 Years on the Web. N Engl J Med. 2016 Sep 8; 375(10):993-4. PMID: 27602672; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1610607;.
  5. Merrill A, Djuricich AM, Drazen JM, Buckley K. NEJM Resident 360. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jun 30; 374(26):2595-6. PMID: 27355539; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1602547;.
  6. Sacks CA, Malina D, Morrissey S, Campion EW, Hamel MB, Drazen JM. In the Wake of Orlando - Taking Steps against Gun Violence. N Engl J Med. 2016 Sep 1; 375(9):e19. PMID: 27376581; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1608173;.
  7. Greene MF, Drazen JM. A New Label for Mifepristone. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jun 9; 374(23):2281-2. PMID: 27276566; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1604462;.
  8. Longo DL, Drazen JM. More on Data Sharing. N Engl J Med. 2016 May 12; 374(19):1896-7. PMID: 27168443; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1602586;.
  9. Park JA, Mitchel JA, Qazvini NT, Kim JH, Park CY, Butler JP, Israel E, Randell SH, Shore SA, Drazen JM, Fredberg JJ. Compressive Stress Causes an Unjamming Transition and an Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in the Airway Epithelium in Asthma. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Mar; 13 Suppl 1:S102. PMID: 27027941; DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201506-382MG;.
  10. Taichman DB, Backus J, Baethge C, Bauchner H, de Leeuw PW, Drazen JM, Fletcher J, Frizelle FA, Groves T, Haileamlak A, James A, Laine C, Peiperl L, Pinborg A, Sahni P, Wu S. Sharing Clinical Trial Data: A Proposal From the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. JAMA. 2016 Feb 2; 315(5):467-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26792562; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2015.18164;.
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