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Elliot L. Chaikof, M.D., Ph.D.

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Biography
1976
Ann Shepard Biology Award, University College, University of Toronto
1977
Ann Shepard Zoology Award, University College, University of Toronto
1979
Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University
1982
Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
1988
Sigma Xi, MIT
1996
E.J. Wylie Fellowship, Society for Vascular Surgery
1999
Distinguished Fellow, Society for Vascular Surgery
2002
Woodruff Fund Teaching Award, Emory University
2003
Harvard-Longwood Visiting Professor
2004
Member, Southern Surgical Association
2005
Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
2006
Member, American Surgical Association
2008
John Mannick Visiting Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital
2008 - 2010
President, International Society of Applied Cardiovascular Biology
2010
Milton F. Bryant Lecture, University of Michigan
2011
Inaugural Brandi Rutherford Lecture, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
2011
Emile Holman Lecture, Stanford University
2012
Charles B. Huggins Lecture, University of Chicago
2012
Robert B. Smith, III Lecture, Emory University
2013
Robert O. Gregg Lecture, SUNY-Upstate
2013
Paul D. Abramson Lecture, Louisiana State University
2013
Clemson Award for Applied Research, Society for Biomaterials
2014
Wiliam H. Baker Lecture, Loyola University
2014
Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Medicine
2014
Ori Rotstein Lecture, University of Toronto
2014
Visiting Professor, Chinese PLA Medical School, Beijing, China
2016
John Mannick Visiting Professor in Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2016
Edelstone-Bendix Visiting Professor, Northwestern University
2017
Fraser Gurd Visiting Professor, McGill University
2018
Inaugural JJ Karmacharya Visiting Professor, University of Miami
2018
TRB Distinguished Biomaterials Lecture, Boston University
2019
Hunter Sweaney Lecture, Duke University
2019
Flance-Karl Award, American Surgical Association
2019 - 2021
Chair Section 1 (Engineering Sciences), National Academy of Medicine
2020
Ramon Berguer Lecture on Ethics, University of Michigan
2020
Robert M. Zollinger Lecture, Ohio State University
2020
Class of 2020 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, Harvard Medical School
2020
Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Award, Harvard Medical School
2020
2019 JVS Most Highly Cited Article Award, Journal of Vascular Surgery
2020
2020 CVET Most Cited Article Award, Biomedical Engineering Society and Springer Nature
2021
2020 JVS Most Highly Cited Article Award, Journal of Vascular Surgery
2022
Robert W. Buxton Lecture, University of Maryland
2024
Dr. Eli and Joanne Curi Endowed Lecture, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2024
Syde A. Taheri Lectureship, SUNY – Buffalo
2024
John H. Daane Memorial Lectureship, University of South Florida
2024
NIH TARGETED Challenge Award

Overview
Dr. Chaikof was born and raised in Toronto and earned BA and MD degrees at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He completed a residency in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and while a surgical resident, received a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a focus on artificial organs and the design of biomaterials for reconstructive surgery. Following his surgical training in Boston, he completed additional training in Vascular Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine where he joined the surgical faculty, most recently holding the John E. Skandalakis Chair of Surgery at Emory University, serving as Chief of Vascular Surgery and Director of the Residency in Vascular Surgery. While at Emory University, Dr. Chaikof held secondary appointments as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and was a member of the faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

In 2010, Dr. Chaikof was appointed as the Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A surgeon and biomedical engineer, he is a member of the Wyss Institute of Biological Inspired Engineering, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and the Broad Institute. He is internationally recognized for his many original and innovative contributions to vascular surgery through his basic science, clinical, and translational studies. He has changed the way in which patient with aortic aneurysms are evaluated and treated. His work in biomedical engineering and materials science has lead to the development of an advance generation of cardiovascular materials, devices, cell based therapies and pharmacotherapeutics based upon the principles of biomimetics, molecular and tissue engineering, as well as micro- and nanofabrication technologies. In 2013, he received the Clemson Award for Applied Research from the Society for Biomaterials and in 2019, the Flance-Karl Award for seminal contributions in basic and translational research from the American Surgical Association. Dr. Chaikof received the Harvard Medical School Class of 2020 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. Dr. Chaikof is the Editor of the Atlas of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy: Anatomy and Technique, published by Elsevier in English, Portuguese, and Mandarin editions. In 2014, Dr. Chaikof was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Within the National Academies, Dr. Chaikof has served as Chair of Section 1 (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computational Sciences, Engineering Sciences), founding Co-Chair of the Health and Technology Interest Group (IG18), and served as a member of the Committee on Emerging Science, Technology, and Innovation (CESTI) of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). He also served as a member of the Standing Committee of Biotechnology and National Security Needs and Co-Chair of the Committee on Biomedical Engineering Materials and Applications (BEMA) of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Dr. Chaikof currently serves as a member of the NASEM National Materials and Manufacturing Board (NMMB) of the National Research Council and the NASEM Standing Committee on Advances and National Security Implications of Transdisciplinary Biotechnology in support of the National Security Commission on Emerging Biotechnology of the U.S. Government. He has also served on multiple classified panels for the National Academy Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences and the Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board (ARLTAB).

Lab web site: http://chaikoflab.org/

Mentoring
Engineering collagen-based arterial substitutes that recapitulate native vessel structural and functional properties
Soma Weiss, 04/01/22 - 12/28/18

Research
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  1. R01HL171101 (CHAIKOF, ELLIOT) Jan 1, 2024 - Dec 31, 2028
    NIH
    Rechargeable Anti-thrombogenic Films for Blood Contacting Applications
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01EB032824 (CHAIKOF, ELLIOT) Aug 5, 2022 - Apr 30, 2026
    NIH
    Immunoevasive Engineered Living Blood Vessels
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01HL164650 (GRINSTAFF, MARK W.) Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2026
    NIH
    Sulfated Poly-Amido-Saccharide (sulPAS) Biomaterials as Anticoagulants
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  4. R01DK132284 (CHAIKOF, ELLIOT) Jun 1, 2022 - Mar 31, 2026
    NIH
    Structure-Guided Design of Intestine-Selective AHR Agonists for Restoration of Gut Barrier Integrity in IBD
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. GRANT13194137 (CHAIKOF, ELLIOT) Jun 1, 2021 - Dec 30, 2025
    DOD/CDMRP TTDA
    Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Innate Immune Modulators for Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Role: Principal Investigator

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