Jack Elias, MD
Dean of Medicine & Biology and Frank L. Day Professor of Biology - Brown University
Dr. Jack Elias, former chair of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, is Brown University’s seventh dean of medicine and biological sciences.
In a professional career spanning more than 30 years since earning his bachelor’s degree and MD at the University of Pennsylvania, Elias has cared for patients with a wide variety of lung ailments and injuries and has conducted research on conditions including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, and the effects of smoking.
With consistent support from the National Institutes of Health, Elias has trained scores of young researchers and published more than 200 original peer-reviewed research papers. He has also frequently earned funding from industry and private foundations and holds several patents with many more pending.
Elias brings to Brown extensive administrative experience in academic medicine. He has directed outpatient clinics and intensive care programs and other clinical services and has served on many key administrative and academic committees at the Yale School of Medicine. He has served as chair of medicine and physician-in-chief at Yale-New Haven hospital since 2006.