September 1, 2014

Howard A. Eder

MBL Corporation Member Dr. Howard Abram Eder, a leader in heart disease research, died on January 15th in Raleigh, NC. He was 86.

Dr. Eder’s pioneering theories on the benefits of high levels of H.D.L. (also known as “good cholesterol”) in protecting against coronary disease made him an international leader in the field. Dr. Eder was born in Milwaukee and studied Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin. He received his M.D. from Harvard in 1942. Much of his groundbreaking heart research was done at Cornell in the 1950s. Dr. Eder continued his work at the National Heart Institute before joining the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in 1957. He retired in 1988, but remained affiliated as professor emeritus.

Dr. Eder is survived by two daughters, a son, and five grandchildren.