Aram V. Chobanian, MD

Professor, Medicine

Aram Chobanian
72 E. Concord St Building A


Aram V. Chobanian served as president ad interim of Boston University from 2003 until June 9, 2005, when, in recognition of Chobanian’s work, the Board of Trustees voted to remove “ad interim” from his title and designate him the ninth president of Boston University. He had succeeded John Silber, who had reassumed the presidency on an interim basis after Jon Westling resigned to return to teaching. In September 2005, Chobanian was succeeded by Robert A. Brown as president of Boston University. Dr. Chobanian is the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Hypertension of the American Heart Association.

A cardiologist, Chobanian holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Before accepting the interim position in 2003, he was the Dean of the Boston University School of Medicine.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Boston University School of Medicine


  • Harvard University, MD
  • Brown University, BA


  • Published on 2/14/2017

    Chobanian AV. Hypertension in 2017-What Is the Right Target? JAMA. 2017 Feb 14; 317(6):579-580. PMID: 28135357.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Chobanian AV. Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension. Med Clin North Am. 2017 Jan; 101(1):219-227. PMID: 27884231.

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  • Published on 6/28/2016

    Chobanian AV. SPRINT Results in Older Patients: How Low to Go? JAMA. 2016 Jun 28; 315(24):2669-70. PMID: 27195462.

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  • Published on 11/9/2015

    Chobanian AV. Time to Reassess Blood-Pressure Goals. N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 26; 373(22):2093-5. PMID: 26550920.

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  • Published on 3/24/2015

    Chobanian AV. New guidelines for hypertension control in cardiac patients - lower may not be better. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2015 Jun; 9(6):417-9. PMID: 25840694.

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  • Published on 5/16/2011

    Chobanian AV. Major improvements in the control of hypertension in Canada. CMAJ. 2011 Jun 14; 183(9):996-7. PMID: 21576301.

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  • Published on 5/9/2011

    Chobanian AV. Mixed messages on blood pressure goals. Hypertension. 2011 Jun; 57(6):1039-40. PMID: 21555679.

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  • Published on 5/26/2010

    Chobanian AV. Improved hypertension control: cause for some celebration. JAMA. 2010 May 26; 303(20):2082-3. PMID: 20501932.

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  • Published on 10/5/2009

    Chobanian AV. Impact of nonadherence to antihypertensive therapy. Circulation. 2009 Oct 20; 120(16):1558-60. PMID: 19805645.

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  • Published on 8/27/2009

    Chobanian AV. Shattuck Lecture. The hypertension paradox--more uncontrolled disease despite improved therapy. N Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 27; 361(9):878-87. PMID: 19710486.

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