Naomi M. Hamburg, MD, MS
Joseph A. Vita, MD Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine

MD, Harvard Medical School
AB, Harvard University

Pronouns: she/her/hers



Dr. Hamburg is the inaugural Joseph A. Vita Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Vascular Biology Section, interim Director of the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute at Boston University School of Medicine and an Attending in the Cardiovascular Medicine Section at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Hamburg is a recognized expert in the field of Vascular Medicine and the clinical translation of Vascular Biology. Her research work seeks to understand approaches to restore vascular health in patients with cardiometabolic disorders, peripheral artery disease, and to evaluate the impact of novel tobacco products and long COVID. Her work has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and foundations since 2006. Dr. Hamburg has held multiple leadership positions in the field of Vascular Medicine including as the Chair of the Peripheral Vascular Disease Council of the American Heart Association, and as a member of the Board of the Society of Vascular Medicine, the American Society of Echocardiography and the Vascular Testing Division of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. She co-Chaired the Advanced Training Statement for Vascular Medicine from the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Vascular Medicine. Dr. Hamburg has authored more than 150 scientific papers in the peer reviewed literature and has served on guideline writing committees. She is a past Associate Editor of the journal Vascular Medicine, and current Associate Editor for Circulation Research. She is passionate about improving the care of vascular diseases and reducing the burden of PAD through education. When not working, she enjoys spending time in the mountains hiking and skiing with her husband and two teenage sons.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

My father and his parents immigrated to this country after being deported from Eastern Europe during WWII. My grandfather had been an ophthalmologist in a prominent Jewish hospital before the war. After losing much of his family, he had to start anew retaking medical examinations in a foreign language. My family’s journey and history in medicine informs me as a doctor, scientist, and mentor. When I chose to become a cardiologist, I was motivated by the dearth of women in this specialty and the lack of science about women and heart disease. As a scientist, my focus has been on understanding blood vessel health in people with or at risk for cardiovascular diseases. As a clinician and researcher, I have been acutely aware of the disparities in the burden of vascular diseases and actively involved in thinking about solutions to promote health equity. I have participated in creating a national action plan to reduce disparities in peripheral artery disease. In my clinical research studies, we strive to include diverse study participants and think about how to build inclusive research programs. We have studied how drivers of cardiovascular injury that are more prevalent in underrepresented groups including diabetes, tobacco use, and COVID-19 infection impact endothelial function. My mentoring philosophy is to nurture the talents and growth of each person to help them succeed on their personal academic journey. A partnership with Tougaloo College and the AHA SURE and BU STARS programs enhances the inclusion of undergraduates from groups underrepresented in medicine to ongoing research projects. I have also mentored many physicians and scientists making the transition from other countries to training in the US. Together with my entire research team, we strive to develop an inclusive and supportive environment dedicated to promoting scientific curiosity and professional development. Our personal stories and our patients’ stories are the foundation of building a healthier future through discovery.

Section Chief
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Medicine
Vascular Biology

Investigator
Framingham Heart Study


Interim Director
Boston University
Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research




Long-Term Endothelial Effects of COVID-19
03/15/2022 - 02/28/2026 (Multi-PI)
PI: Naomi M. Hamburg, MD, MS
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc NIH NHLBI
1R01HL160003-01A1

Rapidly Advancing Discovery to Arrest the Outbreak of Youth Vaping (VAPERACE)
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
American Heart Association


Restoring Vascular and Endothelial Health in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2023 (PI)
American Heart Association


Restoring Vascular and Endothelial Health in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. American Heart Assoc


Cardiovascular injury due to tobacco product use
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
American Heart Association NIH NHLBI
5U54HL120163-10

Cardiovascular toxicity of tobacco products
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
American Heart Association NIH NHLBI
5U54HL120163-10

Arterial Inflammation and Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction among Women with HIV: Missing Pieces to the MI Risk Puzzle
08/09/2019 - 07/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
The General Hospital Corporation d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NHLBI
5R01HL146267-04

The Association of Metabolic Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension
08/01/2022 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc NIH NHLBI
7R01HL134893-06

Multidisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Research
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2023 (Multi-PI)
PI: Naomi M. Hamburg, MD, MS
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5T32HL007224-45

Investigating pathways related to diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease risk: SFRN CM Cooperative Project - supplement
04/01/2021 - 03/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. American Heart Assoc


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ACTIV-4C Post-Hospital Platform
03/23/2021 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
Versiti Wisconsin, Inc. National Heart, Lung
1OT2HL156812-01

ACTIV-4 Inpatient Platform
11/09/2020 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
Versiti Wisconsin, Inc. National Heart, Lung

Vascular Medicine Fellowship Program at Boston Medical Center Corporation
07/01/2022 - 09/30/2023 (PI)
Anticoagulation Forum

Vascular Medicine Fellowship Program
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Anticoagulation Forum

Vascular Medicine Fellowship Program
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Anticoagulation Forum

Servier Research Agreement-Amendment 5
11/01/2002 - 09/01/2016 (PI)
Servier


Title


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2024 Long-Term Endothelial Effects of COVID-19 in Obesity 5R01HL160003-03
2023 Endothelial Cell Health Across the Spectrum of Cardiometabolic Disease 1R01HL168889-01
2023 Long-Term Endothelial Effects of COVID-19 in Obesity 5R01HL160003-02
2022 Long-Term Endothelial Effects of COVID-19 in Obesity 1R01HL160003-01A1
2020 Multidisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Research 5T32HL007224-45 195
2019 Multidisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Research 5T32HL007224-44 195
2017 Mitochondrial Dynamics and UCP2 - Endothelial Dysfunction in Human Obesity 5R01HL115391-05 22
2016 Mitochondrial Dynamics and UCP2 - Endothelial Dysfunction in Human Obesity 4R01HL115391-04 22
2015 Mitochondrial Dynamics and UCP2 - Endothelial Dysfunction in Human Obesity 5R01HL115391-03 22
2015 MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION IN THE DIABETIC ENDOTHELIUM 5P01HL081587-10-7349 177
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  1. Wang X, Zhang Y, Pathiravasan CH, Ukonu NC, Rong J, Benjamin EJ, McManus DD, Larson MG, Vasan RS, Hamburg NM, Murabito JM, Liu C, Mitchell GF. Association of Arterial Stiffness With Mid- to Long-Term Home Blood Pressure Variability in the Electronic Framingham Heart Study: Cohort Study. JMIR Cardio. 2024 Apr 08; 8:e54801.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38587880; PMCID: PMC11036191; DOI: 10.2196/54801;
     
  2. Honigberg MC, Economy KE, Pabón MA, Wang X, Castro C, Brown JM, Divakaran S, Weber BN, Barrett L, Perillo A, Sun AY, Antoine T, Farrohi F, Docktor B, Lau ES, DeFaria Yeh D, Natarajan P, Sarma AA, Weisbrod RM, Hamburg NM, Ho JE, Roh JD, Wood MJ, Scott NS, Di Carli MF. Coronary Microvascular Function Following Severe Preeclampsia. Hypertension. 2024 Jun; 81(6):1272-1284. PMID: 38563161
     
  3. Honigberg MC, Economy KE, Pabón MA, Wang X, Castro C, Brown JM, Divakaran S, Weber BN, Barrett L, Perillo A, Sun AY, Antoine T, Farrohi F, Docktor B, Lau ES, Yeh DD, Natarajan P, Sarma AA, Weisbrod RM, Hamburg NM, Ho JE, Roh JD, Wood MJ, Scott NS, Carli MFD. Coronary Microvascular Function Following Severe Preeclampsia. medRxiv. 2024 Mar 05. PMID: 38496439; PMCID: PMC10942503; DOI: 10.1101/2024.03.04.24303728;
     
  4. Chen J, Jamaiyar A, Wu W, Hu Y, Zhuang R, Sausen G, Cheng HS, de Oliveira Vaz C, Pérez-Cremades D, Tzani A, McCoy MG, Assa C, Eley S, Randhawa V, Lee K, Plutzky J, Hamburg NM, Sabatine MS, Feinberg MW. Deficiency of lncRNA MERRICAL abrogates macrophage chemotaxis and diabetes-associated atherosclerosis. Cell Rep. 2024 Mar 26; 43(3):113815. PMID: 38428421; PMCID: PMC11006532; DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2024.113815;
     
  5. Altin SE, Kwong M, Hamburg NM, Creager MA, Banerjee S, Oladini L, Schneider MD, Ruddy JM. Addressing Barriers to Entry and Retention of Women in Interventional Vascular Specialties With Proposed Solutions: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2024 Mar 19; 149(12):e986-e995. PMID: 38375663
     
  6. Behrooz L, Xie W, Goghari A, Robertson R, Bhatnagar A, Stokes A, Hamburg NM. Electronic cigarette use and chest pain in US adults: Evidence from the PATH study. Tob Induc Dis. 2024; 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38250630; PMCID: PMC10798225; DOI: 10.18332/tid/175732;
     
  7. McDermott MM, Ho KJ, Alabi O, Criqui MH, Goodney P, Hamburg N, McNeal DM, Pollak A, Smolderen KG, Bonaca M. Disparities in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes of Peripheral Artery Disease: JACC Scientific Statement. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2023 Dec 12; 82(24):2312-2328. PMID: 38057074
     
  8. Cunha J, Chan MV, Nkambule BB, Thibord F, Lachapelle A, Pashek RE, Vasan RS, Rong J, Benjamin EJ, Hamburg NM, Chen MH, Mitchell GF, Johnson AD. Trends among platelet function, arterial calcium, and vascular function measures. Platelets. 2023 Dec; 34(1):2238835.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37609998; PMCID: PMC10947606; DOI: 10.1080/09537104.2023.2238835;
     
  9. Mitchell GF, Rong J, Larson MG, Korzinski TJ, Xanthakis V, Sigurdsson S, Gudnason V, Launer LJ, Aspelund T, Hamburg NM, Gotal JD, Vasan RS. Vascular Age Assessed From an Uncalibrated, Noninvasive Pressure Waveform by Using a Deep Learning Approach: The AI-VascularAge Model. Hypertension. 2024 Jan; 81(1):193-201.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37901957; PMCID: PMC10842456; DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.123.21638;
     
  10. Abumoawad A, Shatla I, Behrooz L, Eberhardt RT, Hamburg N, Sedhom R, Elgendy IY, Kumbhani DJ, Cameron SJ, Elbadawi A. Temporal trends in the utilization of advanced therapies among patients with acute pulmonary embolism: insights from a national database. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2023 Oct 25; 12(10):711-713.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37549064
     
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Bar chart showing 215 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 26 publications in 2016

YearPublications
20001
20042
20051
20074
20084
20094
20107
20119
20129
201310
201413
201512
201626
201722
201811
20198
202011
202123
202215
202317
20246

2010-2010 Department of Medicine: Dawson Junior Faculty Development Award
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Endothelium
Epidemiology
Insulin Resistance
Peripheral vascular diseases
Risk factors

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