Symposium 2013: Longterm Medical Side Effects of Vasculitis: Dr. Phil Seo

Dr. Philip Seo, Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center, will address some of the long term side effects of vasculitis during a presentation on Saturday morning during the 2013 Symposium.

Although people diagnosed with vasculitis now have an almost normal life-span if diagnosed and treated effectively, they often face side effects from disease damage such as high/low blood pressure, neuropathy, diabetes, headaches, breathing issues, bone loss and others. Patients must be proactive in managing the disease. Dr. Seo will explore some of these issues and discuss disease damage and side effects.

Dr. Seo is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology.  A graduate of Harvard College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, Dr. Seo completed his Internal Medicine training as a member of the Osler Medical Service at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Since then, he has worked at Johns Hopkins in several capacities, including as a hospitalist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and as an Assistant Chief of Service of the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, before joining the Division of Rheumatology.

His research interests include the use of 2-dimensional electrophoresis and 2-dimensional liquid chromatography to identify novel biomarkers of activity in Wegener’s granulomatosis, and the development of a new index of damage for patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis.

The 2013 Vasculitis Symposium will be held at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 12-14.  Click here to learn more.