Elazer R. Edelman is a clinician-scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School. At MIT he is Cabot Professor of Health Sciences and Director of the Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Research Centers. At Harvard he is Professor of Medicine and Senior Physician in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In that latter capacity he is an Attending Cardiologist in the hospital coronary care. He completed full clinical training is board certified in Internal Medicine and Adult Cardiovascular Medicine. His research interests combine his scientific and medical training. His work integrates multiple disciplines including polymer based controlled and modulated drug delivery; growth factor biology and biochemistry; tissue engineering; biomaterials-tissue interactions and the vascular response to injury. He uses elements of continuum mechanics, digital signal processing and polymeric controlled release technology to examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern complex diseases in vascular and cancer biology.