William Elliott, MD, PhD
Dr. William Elliott is a Professor of Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pharmacology, Chief of the Division of Pharmacology, and Chair of The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Washington. After receiving the B.S. (summa cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame, he earned an M.D. and Ph.D. (in Bio-Organic Chemistry) from the University of Chicago in Illinois. He trained in Internal Medicine and Pharmacology at Barnes Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Elliott served as a faculty member at the University of Chicago from 1985-92. During the next 17 years at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, he practiced, taught, and researched cardiovascular clinical pharmacology. His focus was on epidemiologic studies of risk factors (including diagonal earlobe creases), laboratory investigations, federally-funded cooperative clinical trials, and many industry-supported endeavors, serving as principal investigator for about 200 clinical trials of new drugs. Dr. Elliott is board certified in Clinical Pharmacology and Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine.
One of the inaugural "Specialists in Clinical Hypertension" and Fellows of the American Society of Hypertension, he contributed on five topics to JNC VI and the "long version" of JNC 7. Some of his recent publications include meta-analyses of clinical trial results, putative risk factors for cardiovascular disease, cost-containment, pharmacoeconomics, and the assessment and enhancement of medication adherence. Dr. Elliott belongs to many professional societies interested in clinical pharmacology and hypertension, including a fellowship in the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Council. He has lectured on five continents, participated in the review process for many journals, societies, study sections, and funding agencies, and served as editor or co-editor for many books, monographs, and symposia. Among his honors are 29 awards for teaching excellence.
Dr. William Elliott discloses that he has author and editor relationships with Elsevier and Wolters Kluwer, for which he received royalties. He also discloses that he is on the advisory board of Janssen. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.