Kevin Byram, MD, President

Director of Vanderbilt Vasculitis Clinic

Dr. Byram is the Director of the Vanderbilt Vasculitis Clinic and an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine. He has long held an interest in vasculitis, saying: “Vasculitis syndromes are really interesting, but the patients with these diseases are even more fascinating. I’m amazed by their resiliency.”

As the Director of the Vanderbilt Vasculitis Clinic, Dr. Byram and his team are establishing cohorts of patients with vasculitis so that they can study disease-related outcomes. In recent years, he has also been a member of the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) Vasculitis Guidelines Committee as part of the literature review team.

“The VF Board of Directors opportunity is exciting because it’s patient focused,” he says. “It’s another way to positively impact vasculitis patients on a policy and fundraising level.”

Additionally, Dr. Byram wants to use his position on the VF Board to ensure that there are opportunities available for trainees and investigators interested in vasculitis, having himself benefited from the VF’s support during his own training.