Kansas City, Kansas
Dr. Springer is an Assistant Professor in Rheumatology and director of the Kansas University Medical Center Vasculitis Clinic. Prior to starting medical school, his father was diagnosed with vasculitis after developing symptoms of numbness in his feet. Although treated aggressively, he passed away six months after the initial diagnosis and the family was left with many unanswered questions.
During Dr. Springer’s residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah, he met and worked with Dr. Curry Koening, the director of the Utah Vasculitis Center. Dr. Koening encouraged Dr. Springer to complete his general rheumatology and Vasculitis fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Vasculitis Care and Research.
In 2013 he joined the KU Medical Center and in 2015 officially opened the KU Vasculitis Clinic. The center provides patient care and also participates in multi-center research studies. Dr. Springer has compiled a team of specialists to care for patients with vasculitis. In July 2014 he hosted a one-day regional conference for patients and family members.