My clinical research interests include systemic vasculitis (Wegener's granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis, giant cell arteritis, Takayasu arteritis) and multi-disciplinary efforts in the areas of systemic lupus erythematosus and anti-phospholipid syndrome. Dr. E. William St. Clair and I represented Duke in both the RAVE trial, a multi-center, double-blind, controlled trial comparing rituximab with cyclophosphamide in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis and previously the Wegener's granulomatosis etanercept trial (WGET), a multi-center effort to assess the addition of etanercept to traditional therapy in limited and severe forms of this type of vasculitis.
My area of clinical expertise is in the care of patients with all types of vasculitis, particularly Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (formerly called Wegener's granulomatosis), Micropscopic Polyangiitis, other ANCA-associated vasculitides, giant cell arteritis, and Takayasu's arteritis. I also care for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, anti-phospholipid syndrome, and women's health-related rheumatologic diseases. In addition I see all patients and educate trainees about all types of rheumatologic and arthritis conditions. Key words: vasculitis, systemic vasculitis, Wegener's granulomatosis, giant cell (temporal) arteritis, Takayasu arteritis, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome.
Education and Training
- Rheumatology Fellow, Medicine, Duke University, 1981 - 1983
- Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1978 - 1979
- M.D., Tufts University, 1978