Dr. Edelman received his B.S. and M.D. in 1982 as part of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/ Albany Medical College 6 year program and performed his residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He joined the faculty at the University of California, Davis in 1990, where he was co-leader of the thoracic oncology program. In 1999 he went to the University of Maryland where he was Director of Solid Tumor Oncology. In 2017, he moved to Fox Chase Cancer Center to become the G. Morris Dorrance Professor and Chair of the Department of Hematology/Oncology and Deputy Director for Clinical Research. He completed Naval service with the rank of Captain in 2004.
He is medical oncology co-chair for the Lung Cancer Committee of NRG and a member of the ECOG Lung Cancer Committee and a member of the NCI Thoracic Malignancies Steering Committee. He has served as the Chair of the Integration Panel for the DOD Congressionally Mandated Research Program (lung cancer), and on the ASCO program, education and governmental affairs committees. He been a member and/or chair of several IASLC committees and a Deputy Editor of “Lung Cancer” and is the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Lung Cancer Foundation of America.