Naomi M. Hamburg MD, MS

Section Chief, Vascular Biology

Joseph A. Vita, MD Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine

75 E. Newton St | (617) 638-7260
Naomi Hamburg

Vascular Biology

Cardiovascular Medicine


Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute

Framingham Heart Study

Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


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.


MD, Harvard Medical School

AB, Harvard University


Published on 4/8/2024

Wang X, Zhang Y, Pathiravasan CH, Ukonu NC, Rong J, Benjamin EJ, McManus DD, Larson MG, Vasan RS, Hamburg NM, Murabito JM, Liu C, Mitchell GF. Association of Arterial Stiffness With Mid- to Long-Term Home Blood Pressure Variability in the Electronic Framingham Heart Study: Cohort Study. JMIR Cardio. 2024 Apr 08; 8:e54801. PMID: 38587880.

Published on 4/2/2024

Honigberg MC, Economy KE, Pabón MA, Wang X, Castro C, Brown JM, Divakaran S, Weber BN, Barrett L, Perillo A, Sun AY, Antoine T, Farrohi F, Docktor B, Lau ES, DeFaria Yeh D, Natarajan P, Sarma AA, Weisbrod RM, Hamburg NM, Ho JE, Roh JD, Wood MJ, Scott NS, Di Carli MF. Coronary Microvascular Function Following Severe Preeclampsia. Hypertension. 2024 Jun; 81(6):1272-1284. PMID: 38563161.

Published on 3/5/2024

Honigberg MC, Economy KE, Pabón MA, Wang X, Castro C, Brown JM, Divakaran S, Weber BN, Barrett L, Perillo A, Sun AY, Antoine T, Farrohi F, Docktor B, Lau ES, Yeh DD, Natarajan P, Sarma AA, Weisbrod RM, Hamburg NM, Ho JE, Roh JD, Wood MJ, Scott NS, Carli MFD. Coronary Microvascular Function Following Severe Preeclampsia. medRxiv. 2024 Mar 05. PMID: 38496439.

Published on 2/29/2024

Chen J, Jamaiyar A, Wu W, Hu Y, Zhuang R, Sausen G, Cheng HS, de Oliveira Vaz C, Pérez-Cremades D, Tzani A, McCoy MG, Assa C, Eley S, Randhawa V, Lee K, Plutzky J, Hamburg NM, Sabatine MS, Feinberg MW. Deficiency of lncRNA MERRICAL abrogates macrophage chemotaxis and diabetes-associated atherosclerosis. Cell Rep. 2024 Mar 26; 43(3):113815. PMID: 38428421.

Published on 2/20/2024

Altin SE, Kwong M, Hamburg NM, Creager MA, Banerjee S, Oladini L, Schneider MD, Ruddy JM. Addressing Barriers to Entry and Retention of Women in Interventional Vascular Specialties With Proposed Solutions: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2024 Mar 19; 149(12):e986-e995. PMID: 38375663.

Published on 1/19/2024

Behrooz L, Xie W, Goghari A, Robertson R, Bhatnagar A, Stokes A, Hamburg NM. Electronic cigarette use and chest pain in US adults: Evidence from the PATH study. Tob Induc Dis. 2024; 22. PMID: 38250630.

Published on 12/12/2023

McDermott MM, Ho KJ, Alabi O, Criqui MH, Goodney P, Hamburg N, McNeal DM, Pollak A, Smolderen KG, Bonaca M. Disparities in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes of Peripheral Artery Disease: JACC Scientific Statement. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2023 Dec 12; 82(24):2312-2328. PMID: 38057074.

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.

Published on 10/30/2023

Mitchell GF, Rong J, Larson MG, Korzinski TJ, Xanthakis V, Sigurdsson S, Gudnason V, Launer LJ, Aspelund T, Hamburg NM, Gotal JD, Vasan RS. Vascular Age Assessed From an Uncalibrated, Noninvasive Pressure Waveform by Using a Deep Learning Approach: The AI-VascularAge Model. Hypertension. 2024 Jan; 81(1):193-201. PMID: 37901957.

Published on 10/25/2023

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 Oct 25; 12(10):711-713. PMID: 37549064.

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