Physician Profile

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScD

Director, Vascular Testing and Echocardiography, The Framingham Heart Study

Academic Appointment:

Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Medical School:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland OH (1983)


  • Boston Medical Center, Boston MA (1986)

Post Residency:

  • Fellowship in Cardiology, Boston Medical Center, Boston MA (1988)
  • Fellowship in Echocardiography, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA (1990)
  • Research Fellowship in Cardiology, Framingham Heart Study, Framingham MA (1990)

Additional Education:

  • Master of Science in Epidemiology, Harvard University, Boston MA (1990)

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Special Interest(s):

  • Preventive medicine
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Cardiac risk factors for stroke


A professor of medicine, she conducts her research at the Framingham Heart Study, where she serves as Director of the Echocardiography and Vascular Function Laboratories. She has done research at the Framingham Study since 1988 on the epidemiology of atrial fibrillation, cardiac risk factors for stroke, and echocardiography. She is Principal Investigator on 3 RO1 grants investigating the relation of vascular function and inflammation to cardiovascular disease. She also serves as PI of the Framingham component of the Program on Genomic Applications Cardiogenomics Study examining the genetics of cardiac structure and function in collaboration with the MIT Whitehead Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She received the Wendy Kline Award from the Boston chapter of the AHA for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership. She also received the Great Communicator Award from the New England affiliate.

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Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScD

Primary Address:

88 East Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 638-8968
Fax: (617) 638-8969

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