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

Framingham Heart Study

Interim Director
Boston University
Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Long-Term Endothelial Effects of COVID-19
03/15/2022 - 02/28/2026 (Subcontract PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc NIH NHLBI

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rapidly Advancing Discovery to Arrest the Outbreak of Youth Vaping (VAPERACE)
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
American Heart Association

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

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

ACTIV-4 Inpatient Platform
11/09/2020 - 05/31/2022 (PI)
Versiti Wisconsin, Inc. National Heart, Lung

ACTIV-4C Post-Hospital Platform
03/23/2021 - 03/22/2022 (PI)
Versiti Wisconsin, Inc. National Heart, Lung

Vascular Medicine Fellowship Program
07/01/2020 - 09/30/2021 (PI)
Anticoagulation Forum

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


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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
2014 Endothelial Insulin Resistance, Inflammation and Vascular Function in Diabetes 5R01HL102299-05 33
2013 MicroRNA Profile in Peripheral Artery Disease 5R21HL109790-02 12
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  1. Sahni S, Dufour AB, Wang N, Kiel DP, Hannan MT, Jacques PF, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Murabito JM, Newman AB, Fielding RA, Mitchell GF, Hamburg NM. Association of Vascular Health Measures and Physical Function: A Prospective Analysis in the Framingham Heart Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2023 May 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37183502
  2. Behrooz L, Abumoawad A, Rizvi SHM, Hamburg NM. A modern day perspective on smoking in peripheral artery disease. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2023; 10:1154708.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37187787; PMCID: PMC10175606; DOI: 10.3389/fcvm.2023.1154708;
  3. Siddiqi TJ, Rashid AM, Siddiqi AK, Anwer A, Usman MS, Sakhi H, Bhatnagar A, Hamburg NM, Hirsch GA, Rodriguez CJ, Blaha MJ, DeFilippis AP, Benjamin EJ, Hall ME. Association of Electronic Cigarette Exposure on Cardiovascular Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2023 Apr 21; 101748.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37088177
  4. Majid S, Weisbrod RM, Fetterman JL, Keith RJ, Rizvi SHM, Zhou Y, Behrooz L, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Conklin DJ, Hamburg NM. Pod-based e-liquids impair human vascular endothelial cell function. PLoS One. 2023; 18(1):e0280674.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36701344; PMCID: PMC9879485; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0280674;
  5. Sarma AA, Paniagua SM, Lau ES, Wang D, Liu EE, Larson MG, Hamburg NM, Mitchell GF, Kizer J, Psaty BM, Allen NB, Lely AT, Gansevoort RT, Rosenberg E, Mukamal K, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Cheng S, Levy D, Boer RA, Gottdiener JS, Shah SJ, Ho JE. Multiple Prior Live Births Are Associated With Cardiac Remodeling and Heart Failure Risk in Women. J Card Fail. 2023 Jan 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36638956
  6. Amraotkar AR, Owolabi US, Malovichko MV, Majid S, Weisbrod RM, Benjamin EJ, Fetterman JL, Hirsch GA, Srivastava S, Poudel R, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Hamburg NM, Keith RJ. Association of electronic cigarette use with circulating angiogenic cell levels in healthy young adults: Evidence for chronic systemic injury. Vasc Med. 2023 Feb; 28(1):18-27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36503365
  7. Cooper LL, Rong J, Maillard P, Beiser A, Hamburg NM, Larson MG, DeCarli C, Vasan RS, Seshadri S, Mitchell GF. Relations of postural change in blood pressure with hypertension-mediated organ damage in middle-aged adults of the Framingham heart study: A cross-sectional study. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2022; 9:1013876.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36386360; PMCID: PMC9663798; DOI: 10.3389/fcvm.2022.1013876;
  8. Mohammadi L, Han DD, Xu F, Huang A, Derakhshandeh R, Rao P, Whitlatch A, Cheng J, Keith RJ, Hamburg NM, Ganz P, Hellman J, Schick SF, Springer ML. Chronic E-Cigarette Use Impairs Endothelial Function on the Physiological and Cellular Levels. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2022 Nov; 42(11):1333-1350. PMID: 36288290; PMCID: PMC9625085; DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.121.317749;
  9. Poudel R, Daniels LB, DeFilippis AP, Hamburg NM, Khan Y, Keith RJ, Kumar RS, Strokes AC, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A. Smoking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events, disease severity, and mortality among patients hospitalized for SARS-CoV-2 infections. PLoS One. 2022; 17(7):e0270763. PMID: 35839264; PMCID: PMC9286231; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0270763;
  10. Cooper LL, O'Donnell A, Beiser AS, Thibault EG, Sanchez JS, Benjamin EJ, Hamburg NM, Vasan RS, Larson MG, Johnson KA, Mitchell GF, Seshadri S. Association of Aortic Stiffness and Pressure Pulsatility With Global Amyloid-ß and Regional Tau Burden Among Framingham Heart Study Participants Without Dementia. JAMA Neurol. 2022 Jul 01; 79(7):710-719.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35666520; PMCID: PMC9171656; DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2022.1261;
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2010-2010 Department of Medicine: Dawson Junior Faculty Development Award
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Insulin Resistance
Peripheral vascular diseases
Risk factors

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