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Elliot Israel, MD
Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Pulmonary
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115




Research Narrative:

Dr. Elliot Israel is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He is Director of Clinical Research in the Pulmonary Division. He was honored with the Daniel D. Federman Outstanding Clinical Educator Award by Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Israel’s major research interests include mediators of airway reactivity, biomarkers of asthma, therapeutic interventions to improve asthma outcomes, pharmacogenomics, and approaches to understanding and minimizing disparities in asthma morbidity. He has several grants from the National Institutes of Health to study asthma, severe asthma,  and leads one of 8 sites throughout the country supported by the NIH to conduct research into better asthma treatments. He is interested in disparities in asthma outcomes among minority and disadvantaged populations. He has conducted, and is conducting, studies in African Americans with asthma. These studies have involved investigating genetic determinants of differentiated responses to medications and the effectiveness of individualized therapeutic approaches in this population.  He was named one of Boston’s best in Pulmonary Medicine by Boston Magazine. He has authored or coauthored more than 125 articles, reviews, and abstracts in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and The Lancet. Dr. Israel received his medical degree and completed his internship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. After completing his residency at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical College in New York City, he obtained clinical and research fellowships in both Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Allergy and Immunology from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.


Education:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1979, MD

Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Postma DS, Dekhuijzen R, van der Molen T, Martin RJ, van Aalderen W, Roche N, Guilbert TW, Israel E, van Eickels D, Khalid JM, Herings RM, Overbeek JA, Miglio C, Thomas V, Hutton C, Hillyer EV, Price DB. Asthma-Related Outcomes in Patients Initiating Extrafine Ciclesonide or Fine-Particle Inhaled Corticosteroids. Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2017 Mar; 9(2):116-125.

2. Denlinger LC, Phillips BR, Ramratnam S, Ross K, Bhakta NR, Cardet JC, Castro M, Peters SP, Phipatanakul W, Aujla S, Bacharier LB, Bleecker ER, Comhair SA, Coverstone A, DeBoer M, Erzurum SC, Fain SB, Fajt M, Fitzpatrick AM, Gaffin J, Gaston B, Hastie AT, Hawkins GA, Holguin F, Irani AM, Israel E, Levy BD, Ly N, Meyers DA, Moore WC, Myers R, Opina MT, Peters MC, Schiebler ML, Sorkness RL, Teague WG, Wenzel SE, Woodruff PG, Mauger DT, Fahy JV, Jarjour NN. Inflammatory and Comorbid Features of Patients with Severe Asthma and Frequent Exacerbations. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Feb 01; 195(3):302-313.

3. Chipps BE, Corren J, Israel E, Katial R, Lang DM, Panettieri RA, Peters SP, Farrar JR. Asthma Yardstick: Practical recommendations for a sustained step-up in asthma therapy for poorly controlled asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017 Feb; 118(2):133-142.e3.

4. Guilbert TW, Colice G, Grigg J, van Aalderen W, Martin RJ, Israel E, Postma DS, Roche N, Phipatanakul W, Hillyer EV, Evans JM, Dolovich MB, Price DB. Real-Life Outcomes for Patients with Asthma Prescribed Spacers for Use with Either Extrafine- or Fine-Particle Inhaled Corticosteroids. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 Jan 18.

5. Nyenhuis SM, Krishnan JA, Berry A, Calhoun WJ, Chinchilli VM, Engle L, Grossman N, Holguin F, Israel E, Kittles RA, Kraft M, Lazarus SC, Lehman EB, Mauger DT, Moy JN, Peters SP, Phipatanakul W, Smith LJ, Sumino K, Szefler SJ, Wechsler ME, Wenzel S, White SR, Ackerman SJ. Race is associated with differences in airway inflammation in patients with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Dec 31.

6. Phipatanakul W, Mauger DT, Sorkness RL, Gaffin JM, Holguin F, Woodruff PG, Ly NP, Bacharier LB, Bhakta NR, Moore WC, Bleecker ER, Hastie AT, Meyers DA, Castro M, Fahy J, Fitzpatrick A, Gaston BM, Jarjour NN, Levy BD, Peters SP, Teague WG, Fajt M, Wenzel SE, Erzurum SC, Israel E. Effects of Age and Disease Severity on Systemic Corticosteroid Responses in Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec 14.

7. Durack J, Lynch SV, Nariya S, Bhakta NR, Beigelman A, Castro M, Dyer AM, Israel E, Kraft M, Martin RJ, Mauger DT, Rosenberg SR, Sharp-King T, White SR, Woodruff PG, Avila PC, Denlinger LC, Holguin F, Lazarus SC, Lugogo N, Moore WC, Peters SP, Que L, Smith LJ, Sorkness CA, Wechsler ME, Wenzel SE, Boushey HA, Huang YJ. Features of the bronchial bacterial microbiome associated with atopy, asthma, and responsiveness to inhaled corticosteroid treatment. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Nov 10.

8. Fitzpatrick AM, Jackson DJ, Mauger DT, Boehmer SJ, Phipatanakul W, Sheehan WJ, Moy JN, Paul IM, Bacharier LB, Cabana MD, Covar R, Holguin F, Lemanske RF, Martinez FD, Pongracic JA, Beigelman A, Baxi SN, Benson M, Blake K, Chmiel JF, Daines CL, Daines MO, Gaffin JM, Gentile DA, Gower WA, Israel E, Kumar HV, Lang JE, Lazarus SC, Lima JJ, Ly N, Marbin J, Morgan W, Myers RE, Olin JT, Peters SP, Raissy HH, Robison RG, Ross K, Sorkness CA, Thyne SM, Szefler SJ. Individualized therapy for persistent asthma in young children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Dec; 138(6):1608-1618.e12.

9. Luyster FS, Strollo PJ, Holguin F, Castro M, Dunican EM, Fahy J, Gaston B, Israel E, Jarjour NN, Mauger DT, Moore WC, Wenzel SE. Association Between Insomnia and Asthma Burden in the Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP) III. Chest. 2016 Dec; 150(6):1242-1250.

10. Girodet PO, Nguyen D, Mancini JD, Hundal M, Zhou X, Israel E, Cernadas M. Alternative Macrophage Activation Is Increased in Asthma. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2016 Oct; 55(4):467-475.