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 (Multi-PI)
PI: Naomi M. Hamburg, MD, MS
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc NIH NHLBI

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

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

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

ACTIV-4 Inpatient Platform
11/09/2020 - 05/31/2023 (PI)
Versiti Wisconsin, Inc. National Heart, Lung

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

ACTIV-4C Post-Hospital Platform
03/23/2021 - 05/31/2022 (PI)
Versiti Wisconsin, Inc. National Heart, Lung

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


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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
2014 Endothelial Insulin Resistance, Inflammation and Vascular Function in Diabetes 5R01HL102299-05 33
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  1. 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
  2. Okazaki R, Hamburg NM. PCSK9-Inhibition to Quench Vascular Injury in Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2023 Sep; 8(9):1078-1080. PMID: 37791306; PMCID: PMC10544103; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2023.08.003;
  3. Maier JA, Andrés V, Castiglioni S, Giudici A, Lau ES, Nemcsik J, Seta F, Zaninotto P, Catalano M, Hamburg NM. Aging and Vascular Disease: A Multidisciplinary Overview. J Clin Med. 2023 Aug 25; 12(17).View Related Profiles. PMID: 37685580; PMCID: PMC10488447; DOI: 10.3390/jcm12175512;
  4. Chandy M, Nishiga M, Wei TT, Hamburg NM, Nadeau K, Wu JC. Adverse Impact of Cannabis on Human Health. Annu Rev Med. 2023 Aug 15. PMID: 37582489
  5. 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 Aug 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37549064
  6. Rose JJ, Krishnan-Sarin S, Exil VJ, Hamburg NM, Fetterman JL, Ichinose F, Perez-Pinzon MA, Rezk-Hanna M, Williamson E. Cardiopulmonary Impact of Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Products: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2023 Aug 22; 148(8):703-728.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37458106
  7. 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 Jul 08; 78(7):1189-1197.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37183502; PMCID: PMC10329234; DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glad097;
  8. Mitchell GF, Rong J, Larson MG, Cooper LL, Xanthakis V, Benjamin EJ, Hamburg NM, Vasan RS. Longitudinal Hemodynamic Correlates of and Sex Differences in the Evolution of Blood Pressure Across the Adult Lifespan: The Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2023 Jun 20; 12(12):e027329.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37318016; PMCID: PMC10356050; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.122.027329;
  9. Allison MA, Armstrong DG, Goodney PP, Hamburg NM, Kirksey L, Lancaster KJ, Mena-Hurtado CI, Misra S, Treat-Jacobson DJ, White Solaru KT. Health Disparities in Peripheral Artery Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2023 Jul 18; 148(3):286-296. PMID: 37317860
  10. Booras A, Wiener RS, Maccarone J, Stokes AC, Fetterman JL, Hamburg NM, Singh J, Bulekova K, Kathuria H. A Longitudinal Study of Perceptions of the Massachusetts Menthol Ban and Its Impact on Smoking Behaviors among Marginalized Individuals. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 May 11; 20(10).View Related Profiles. PMID: 37239518; PMCID: PMC10218059; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20105790;
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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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