Naomi M. Hamburg, MD, MS

Professor, Medicine

Naomi Hamburg
75 E. Newton St Collamore Building


Expertise and interests include:
Cardiovascular impact of tobacco products
Assessment of Vascular Function in Humans.
Vascular consequences of insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus.
Measurement of microvascular function.
Genetic determinants of vascular function.
Endothelial cell inflammatory activation.
Endothelial determinants of clinical outcomes in peripheral artery disease.
Effects of physical inactivity on vascular function.
Patient oriented research in vascular biology.
Comparative effectiveness in peripheral artery disease.
Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease.
Risk factors and cardiovascular disease.

Other Positions

  • Section Chief, Vascular Biology, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Interim Director, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University


  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Harvard University, AB


  • Published on 2/17/2022

    Pabon M, Cheng S, Altin SE, Sethi SS, Nelson MD, Moreau KL, Hamburg N, Hess CN. Sex Differences in Peripheral Artery Disease. Circ Res. 2022 02 18; 130(4):496-511. PMID: 35175843.

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  • Published on 1/28/2022

    Xie W, Tackett AP, Berlowitz JB, Harlow AF, Kathuria H, Galiatsatos P, Fetterman JL, Cho J, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Robertson RM, DeFilippis AP, Hall ME, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use with Respiratory Symptom Development among US Young Adults. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 Jan 28. PMID: 35089853.

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  • Published on 1/4/2022

    Arinze NV, Yin W, Lotfollahzadeh S, Napoleon MA, Richards S, Walker JA, Belghasem M, Ravid JD, Hassan Kamel M, Whelan SA, Lee N, Siracuse JJ, Anderson S, Farber A, Sherr D, Francis J, Hamburg NM, Rahimi N, Chitalia VC. Tryptophan metabolites suppress the Wnt pathway and promote adverse limb events in chronic kidney disease. J Clin Invest. 2022 01 04; 132(1). PMID: 34752422.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Creager MA, Hamburg NM. Smoking Cessation Improves Outcomes in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease. JAMA Cardiol. 2022 01 01; 7(1):15-16. PMID: 34613351.

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  • Published on 11/23/2021

    Malhotra R, Nicholson CJ, Wang D, Bhambhani V, Paniagua S, Slocum C, Sigurslid HH, Lino Cardenas CL, Li R, Boerboom SL, Chen YC, Hwang SJ, Yao C, Ichinose F, Bloch DB, Lindsay ME, Lewis GD, Aragam JR, Hoffmann U, Mitchell GF, Hamburg NM, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, Larson MG, Zapol WM, Cheng S, Roh JD, O'Donnell CJ, Nguyen C, Levy D, Ho JE. Matrix Gla Protein Levels Are Associated With Arterial Stiffness and Incident Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2022 02; 42(2):e61-e73. PMID: 34809448.

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  • Published on 11/16/2021

    Budoff MJ, Alpert B, Chirinos JA, Fernhall B, Hamburg N, Kario K, Kullo I, Matsushita K, Miyoshi T, Tanaka H, Townsend R, Valensi P. Clinical Applications Measuring Arterial Stiffness: An Expert Consensus for the Application of Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index (CAVI). Am J Hypertens. 2021 Nov 16. PMID: 34791038.

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  • Published on 10/21/2021

    Hamburg NM. The legs are a pathway to the heart: connections between chronic venous insufficiency and cardiovascular disease. Eur Heart J. 2021 10 21; 42(40):4166-4168. PMID: 34636885.

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  • Published on 9/28/2021

    Bubb KJ, Harmer JA, Finemore M, Aitken SJ, Ali ZS, Billot L, Chow C, Golledge J, Mister R, Gray MP, Grieve SM, Hamburg N, Keech AC, Patel S, Puttaswamy V, Figtree GA. Protocol for the Stimulating ß3-Adrenergic Receptors for Peripheral Artery Disease (STAR-PAD) trial: a double-blinded, randomised, placebo-controlled study evaluating the effects of mirabegron on functional performance in patients with peripheral arterial disease. BMJ Open. 2021 09 28; 11(9):e049858. PMID: 34588252.

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  • Published on 9/17/2021

    Zhou Y, Wan X, Seidel K, Zhang M, Goodman JB, Seta F, Hamburg N, Han J. Aging and Hypercholesterolemia Differentially Affect the Unfolded Protein Response in the Vasculature of ApoE-/- Mice. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 09 21; 10(18):e020441. PMID: 34533042.

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  • Published on 8/9/2021

    Cooper LL, Rong J, Larson MG, Benjamin EJ, Hamburg NM, Vasan RS, Mitchell GF. Discrepancies in Observed and Predicted Longitudinal Change in Central Hemodynamic Measures: The Framingham Heart Study. Hypertension. 2021 09; 78(4):973-982. PMID: 34365810.

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