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

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Ann Shepard Biology Award, University College, University of Toronto
Ann Shepard Zoology Award, University College, University of Toronto
Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University
Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Sigma Xi, MIT
E.J. Wylie Fellowship, Society for Vascular Surgery
Distinguished Fellow, Society for Vascular Surgery
Woodruff Fund Teaching Award, Emory University
Harvard-Longwood Visiting Professor
Member, Southern Surgical Association
Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
Member, American Surgical Association
John Mannick Visiting Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital
2008 - 2010
President, International Society of Applied Cardiovascular Biology
Milton F. Bryant Lecture, University of Michigan
Inaugural Brandi Rutherford Lecture, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Emile Holman Lecture, Stanford University
Charles B. Huggins Lecture, University of Chicago
Robert B. Smith, III Lecture, Emory University
Robert O. Gregg Lecture, SUNY-Upstate
Paul D. Abramson Lecture, Louisiana State University
Clemson Award for Applied Research, Society for Biomaterials
Wiliam H. Baker Lecture, Loyola University
Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Medicine
Ori Rotstein Lecture, University of Toronto
Visiting Professor, Chinese PLA Medical School, Beijing, China
John Mannick Visiting Professor in Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Edelstone-Bendix Visiting Professor, Northwestern University
Fraser Gurd Visiting Professor, McGill University

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 and the Harvard Stem Cell 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 was the recipient of the Clemson Award for Applied Research from the Society for Biomaterials. 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 Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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

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

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  1. UG3AI150551 (CHAIKOF, ELLIOT) Aug 22, 2019 - Jul 31, 2022
    Delivery Technologies for In Vivo Genome Editing
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01HL147855 (CHAIKOF, ELLIOT) Aug 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2023
    Clot-Targeted Antithrombotics for Venous Thromboprophylaxis
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. U01HL143365 (ZWICKER, JEFFREY) Aug 1, 2018 - Jul 31, 2023
    Biomarkers and mechanisms in cancer associated thrombosis
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  4. K12HL141953 (SACKSTEIN, ROBERT) Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    Forging Translational Glycobiologists: Intermeshing Glycoscience Training and Clinical Education
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  5. R01DK107405 (CHAIKOF, ELLIOT) Mar 1, 2016 - Feb 28, 2021
    A PSGL-1 Glycopeptide Mimetic for Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Rokosh RS, Chaikof EL. Reply. J Vasc Surg. 2022 Apr; 75(4):1497-1498. PMID: 35314045.
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  2. Wong DJ, Park DD, Park SS, Haller CA, Chen J, Dai E, Liu L, Mandhapati AR, Eradi P, Dhakal B, Wever WJ, Hanes M, Sun L, Cummings RD, Chaikof EL. A PSGL-1 glycomimetic reduces thrombus burden without affecting hemostasis. Blood. 2021 09 30; 138(13):1182-1193. PMID: 33945603.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  3. Wong DJ, Miranda-Nieves D, Nandivada P, Patel MS, Hashimoto DA, Kent DO, Gómez-Márquez J, Lin SJ, Feldman HJ, Chaikof EL. The Surgical Program in Innovation (SPIN): A Design and Prototyping Curriculum for Surgical Trainees. Acad Med. 2021 09 01; 96(9):1306-1310. PMID: 33538475.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Varghese M, Rokosh RS, Haller CA, Chin SL, Chen J, Dai E, Xiao R, Chaikof EL, Grinstaff MW. Sulfated poly-amido-saccharides (sulPASs) are anticoagulants in vitro and in vivo. Chem Sci. 2021 Oct 06; 12(38):12719-12725. PMID: 34703558.
  5. Ham HO, Haller CA, Su G, Dai E, Patel MS, Liu DR, Liu J, Chaikof EL. A rechargeable anti-thrombotic coating for blood-contacting devices. Biomaterials. 2021 09; 276:121011. PMID: 34303154.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
  6. Rokosh RS, Lewis WC, Chaikof EL, Kavraki LE. How Should We Prepare for the Post-Pandemic World of Telehealth and Digital Medicine? NAM Perspect. 2021; 2021. PMID: 34532695.
    Citations: 1     
  7. Rokosh RS, Wu WW, Schermerhorn M, Chaikof EL. Society for Vascular Surgery implementation of clinical practice guidelines for patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm: Postoperative surveillance after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2021 11; 74(5):1438-1439. PMID: 34022379.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Rokosh RS, Wu WW, Dalman RL, Chaikof EL. Society for Vascular Surgery implementation of clinical practice guidelines for patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm: Endoleak management. J Vasc Surg. 2021 12; 74(6):1792-1794. PMID: 34022378.
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  9. Rokosh RS, Wu WW, Eskandari MK, Chaikof EL. Society for Vascular Surgery implementation of guidelines in abdominal aortic aneurysms: Preoperative surveillance and threshold for repair. J Vasc Surg. 2021 10; 74(4):1053-1054. PMID: 34022377.
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  10. Panthofer AM, Olson SL, Rademacher BL, Grudzinski JK, Chaikof EL, Matsumura JS. Anatomic eligibility for endovascular aneurysm repair preserved over 2 years of surveillance. J Vasc Surg. 2021 11; 74(5):1527-1536.e1. PMID: 33957227.
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  11. Saha K, Sontheimer EJ, Brooks PJ, Dwinell MR, Gersbach CA, Liu DR, Murray SA, Tsai SQ, Wilson RC, Anderson DG, Asokan A, Banfield JF, Bankiewicz KS, Bao G, Bulte JWM, Bursac N, Campbell JM, Carlson DF, Chaikof EL, Chen ZY, Cheng RH, Clark KJ, Curiel DT, Dahlman JE, Deverman BE, Dickinson ME, Doudna JA, Ekker SC, Emborg ME, Feng G, Freedman BS, Gamm DM, Gao G, Ghiran IC, Glazer PM, Gong S, Heaney JD, Hennebold JD, Hinson JT, Khvorova A, Kiani S, Lagor WR, Lam KS, Leong KW, Levine JE, Lewis JA, Lutz CM, Ly DH, Maragh S, McCray PB, McDevitt TC, Mirochnitchenko O, Morizane R, Murthy N, Prather RS, Ronald JA, Roy S, Roy S, Sabbisetti V, Saltzman WM, Santangelo PJ, Segal DJ, Shimoyama M, Skala MC, Tarantal AF, Tilton JC, Truskey GA, Vandsburger M, Watts JK, Wells KD, Wolfe SA, Xu Q, Xue W, Yi G, Zhou J. The NIH Somatic Cell Genome Editing program. Nature. 2021 04; 592(7853):195-204. PMID: 33828315.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  12. Tarabanis C, Miranda-Nieves D, Ferrante T, Haller CA, Chaikof EL. Standardized User-Independent Confocal Microscopy Image Acquisition and Analysis for Thickness Measurements of Microscale Collagen Scaffolds. Microsc Microanal. 2021 Mar 31; 1-6. PMID: 33785078.
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