Uri Elkayam, MD

Dr. Elkayam’s clinical and research interests include congestive heart failure, vascular biology, renal vasoregulation, cardiovascular pharmacology, and heart disease in pregnancy.  He has been involved in more than 100 self-initiated NIH and industry funded research projects, and has been on the steering committees of multiple multicenter studies.

Dr. Elkayam’s publications include over 180 peer review articles and 80 book chapters.  He also co-edited three editions of the books, Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy and Principle and Practice of Medical Therapy in Pregnancy.

For the past 18 years, Dr. Elkayam has been the program director of an annual symposium on “Heart Failure – An Update on Therapy.” He served as chairman of a biannual “International Congress on Cardiac problems in Pregnancy (CPP)” and was chairman of the first “Pan American Heart Failure Congress” held in Panama City, Panama, in 2012. Dr. Elkayam is a past member of the executive council of the Heart Failure Society of America and the past chairman of the corporate affairs committee. He is a member of many national and international committees and advisory boards, and is a member of the editorial boards of the American Journal of Cardiology, JACC Heart Failure, Cardiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Cardiology in Review. He is a past member of the editorial lectures extensively locally, nationally and internationally.

A recipient of numerous honors, Dr. Elkayam was awarded the Melvin L. Marcus Memorial Award for Distinguish Contribution as a Gifted Teacher – 8th World Congress of Heart Failure in 2002; the Richard H. Paul MD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Distinguish Teaching Award at the University of Southern California in 2002; and the Distinguished Fellowship Award from the International Academy of Cardiology in 2007. Dr. Elkayam has the distinction of being listed in Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Doctors for the years 2001 through 2013.

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