Naomi M. Hamburg, MD, MS

Joseph A. Vita, MD Professor, Medicine

Naomi Hamburg
75 E. Newton St Collamore Building


Dr. Hamburg is the inaugural Joseph A. Vita Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Vascular Biology Section, interim Director of the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute at Boston University School of Medicine and an Attending in the Cardiovascular Medicine Section at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Hamburg is a recognized expert in the field of Vascular Medicine and the clinical translation of Vascular Biology. Her research work seeks to understand approaches to restore vascular health in patients with cardiometabolic disorders, peripheral artery disease, and to evaluate the impact of novel tobacco products and long COVID. Her work has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and foundations since 2006. Dr. Hamburg has held multiple leadership positions in the field of Vascular Medicine including as the Chair of the Peripheral Vascular Disease Council of the American Heart Association, and as a member of the Board of the Society of Vascular Medicine, the American Society of Echocardiography and the Vascular Testing Division of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. She co-Chaired the Advanced Training Statement for Vascular Medicine from the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Vascular Medicine. Dr. Hamburg has authored more than 150 scientific papers in the peer reviewed literature and has served on guideline writing committees. She is a past Associate Editor of the journal Vascular Medicine, and current Associate Editor for Circulation Research. She is passionate about improving the care of vascular diseases and reducing the burden of PAD through education. When not working, she enjoys spending time in the mountains hiking and skiing with her husband and two teenage sons.

Other Positions

  • Section Chief, Vascular Biology, Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian 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 12/1/2023

    Cunha J, Chan MV, Nkambule BB, Thibord F, Lachapelle A, Pashek RE, Vasan RS, Rong J, Benjamin EJ, Hamburg NM, Chen MH, Mitchell GF, Johnson AD. Trends among platelet function, arterial calcium, and vascular function measures. Platelets. 2023 Dec; 34(1):2238835. PMID: 37609998.

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  • Published on 9/25/2023

    Okazaki R, Hamburg NM. PCSK9-Inhibition to Quench Vascular Injury in Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2023 Sep; 8(9):1078-1080. PMID: 37791306.

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  • Published on 8/25/2023

    Maier JA, Andrés V, Castiglioni S, Giudici A, Lau ES, Nemcsik J, Seta F, Zaninotto P, Catalano M, Hamburg NM. Aging and Vascular Disease: A Multidisciplinary Overview. J Clin Med. 2023 Aug 25; 12(17). PMID: 37685580.

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  • Published on 8/15/2023

    Chandy M, Nishiga M, Wei TT, Hamburg NM, Nadeau K, Wu JC. Adverse Impact of Cannabis on Human Health. Annu Rev Med. 2023 Aug 15. PMID: 37582489.

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  • Published on 8/7/2023

    Abumoawad A, Shatla I, Behrooz L, Eberhardt RT, Hamburg N, Sedhom R, Elgendy IY, Kumbhani DJ, Cameron SJ, Elbadawi A. Temporal Trends in the Utilization of Advanced Therapies Among Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Insights from a National Database. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2023 Aug 07. PMID: 37549064.

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  • Published on 7/17/2023

    Rose JJ, Krishnan-Sarin S, Exil VJ, Hamburg NM, Fetterman JL, Ichinose F, Perez-Pinzon MA, Rezk-Hanna M, Williamson E. Cardiopulmonary Impact of Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Products: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2023 Aug 22; 148(8):703-728. PMID: 37458106.

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  • Published on 7/8/2023

    Sahni S, Dufour AB, Wang N, Kiel DP, Hannan MT, Jacques PF, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Murabito JM, Newman AB, Fielding RA, Mitchell GF, Hamburg NM. Association of Vascular Health Measures and Physical Function: A Prospective Analysis in the Framingham Heart Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2023 Jul 08; 78(7):1189-1197. PMID: 37183502.

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  • Published on 6/15/2023

    Mitchell GF, Rong J, Larson MG, Cooper LL, Xanthakis V, Benjamin EJ, Hamburg NM, Vasan RS. Longitudinal Hemodynamic Correlates of and Sex Differences in the Evolution of Blood Pressure Across the Adult Lifespan: The Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2023 Jun 20; 12(12):e027329. PMID: 37318016.

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  • Published on 6/15/2023

    Allison MA, Armstrong DG, Goodney PP, Hamburg NM, Kirksey L, Lancaster KJ, Mena-Hurtado CI, Misra S, Treat-Jacobson DJ, White Solaru KT. Health Disparities in Peripheral Artery Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2023 Jul 18; 148(3):286-296. PMID: 37317860.

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  • Published on 5/11/2023

    Booras A, Wiener RS, Maccarone J, Stokes AC, Fetterman JL, Hamburg NM, Singh J, Bulekova K, Kathuria H. A Longitudinal Study of Perceptions of the Massachusetts Menthol Ban and Its Impact on Smoking Behaviors among Marginalized Individuals. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 May 11; 20(10). PMID: 37239518.

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