Jesse E. Edwards

Jesse E. Edwards


Born: Hyde Park, Massachusetts

Academic Degrees

  • BS: Tufts College, Boston, Massachusetts, 1932
  • MD: Tufts College Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1935

Academic Positions

  • 1938 - 1939 Instructor in Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • 1939 - 1940 Instructor in Pathology, Bacteriology and Surgery, Tufts College Medical School
  • 1946 - 1960 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor then Professor of Pathology, Mayo Foundation, Graduate School, University of Minnesota, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 1960 - Professor of Pathology, Graduate School, University of Minnesota


  • Mallory Institute of Pathology, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Albany Hospital, Albany, New York
  • National Cancer Institute, U.S. Public Health Service, Bethesda, Maryland

Selected Career Highlights

  • Considered by many to be one the world's greatest cardiac pathologists ever, he also published in the fields of pyelonephritis and experimental cancer.

  • President of the American Heart Association (1967-1968), and the World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology (1980), and the Minnesota Heart Association (1962-1963).

  • Consultant for many Heart Institutes and Centers throughout the world.

  • The Jesse E. Edwards Registry of Cardiovascular Disease is named after him (St. Paul, Minnesota): Director (1960-1987; Senior Consultant (1987- ).

  • Editorial Board Member of Laboratory Investigation, Circulation, American Journal of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, Geriatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, and The American Journal of Cardiovascular Pathology

  • Gifted Teacher Award, American College of Cardiology; Gold Heart Award, American Heart Association.


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