The Vasculitis Foundation is fortunate to partner with vasculitis experts around the world to improve patient care and support critical research.  The VF Medical Consultants are recognized as the leading medical professionals in our vasculitis community.

The VF is committed to encouraging members of the medical and research community to choose vasculitis as a career path. We are pleased to introduce the following up-and-coming medical professionals to our vasculitis community.



Introducing Dr. Cailin Sibley

January 2014: The Oregon Health & Science University Vasculitis Center, OHSU Physician’s Pavilion, Portland, Oregon Cailin Sibley is the director of the new Oregon Health & Science University Vasculitis Center, the only dedicated vasculitis center in the Pacific Northwest. The center will take a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing, treating and researching vasculitis. “We provide comprehensive more »



Introducing Dr. Eric Hoy

Neonates.  Phagocytosis. Myeloperoxidase. Ask Dr. Eric Hoy the meaning of these terms and you may be amazed that when he’s done explaining them you actually understand. At least he hopes so—especially if you were one of his students wanting to pass his course in basic immunology. Dr. Hoy might also display a sense of humor more »



Introducing Dr. Kathy McKinnon

June 2013: Infection is the leading cause of death in patients with vasculitis. That’s why Kathy McKinnon’s research is so important. “Our work focuses on evaluating the immunologic mechanisms of disease and treatment and monitoring immunosuppressive therapy with the goal of preventing infectious complications of treatment,” explains McKinnon, Director of the Vasculitis Center at the more »



Introducing Eamonn Molloy, MD, MS, MRCPI

June 2013: There are numerous reasons for me to be very pleased to re-introduce Dr. Eamonn Molloy to the VF readership. First, Eamonn is among a still small group of doctors world-wide who are dedicated to the care of patients with vasculitis. Indeed, he is the only formally trained vasculitis specialist in all of Ireland. more »



Introducing Dr. Kim Carroll, the new PAN Support Network Moderator

June 2013: After 13 years as moderator of the PAN Support Network (PSN) Forum, Ed Becker is stepping down to refocus on other critical priorities for the organization in his continuing role as its executive director. His appointment to the VF Board of Directors and his busy work as a web content writer led to more »



Introducing Dr. Larry Moreland and Dr. Kim Liang

June 2013: The Pittsburgh Center for Vasculitis: Caring for Patients and Conducting Research By Ed Becker Since 2007, the University of Pittsburgh Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology has consistently been named one of the top programs for rheumatology in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Larry Moreland, the chief of more »



Introducing Dr. Antoine Sreih

June 2013: The Vasculitis Foundation is pleased to introduce Dr. Antoine G. Sreih, MD, University of Pennsylvania, to our community. For Tony Sreih, curiosity about the most challenging and interesting medical conditions led to a career in rheumatology. “Some of the most difficult cases in which nobody knew what was going on ended up being more »



Peter Grayson, MD, PhD

June 2013: Lawrence Shulman Scholar in Translational Medicine, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Bethesda, Maryland “Too often research in the lab is isolated from what’s happening in the clinic, and it can take a very long time for discoveries to get translated into practical use,” notes Peter Grayson, the newly appointed more »



Introducing Dr. Christian Pagnoux

March 2013: I am delighted to introduce Dr. Christian Pagnoux who joined us in July as a VCRC fellow. Christian is well known to our group as he has already made impressive contributions to the field of vasculitis with more than 100 peer-reviewed publications to his credit! Christian recently completed a Masters in Public Health more »



Introducing Dr. Rebecca Manno

March 2013: The challenge of working with multi-system diseases appeals to Rebecca Manno, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. This systemic approach to medicine is what helped her decide on her specialty. “There are many gaps in our knowledge regarding the cause of autoimmune diseases, such as vasculitis more »



Introducing Dr. Tanaz Kermani

July 2011: For as long as she can remember, Tanaz Kermani was drawn to the medical field. “The ability to positively impact people’s lives and my love for biology were the primary factors that influenced my decision to pursue this career,” she says. The Mumbai native moved to the U.S. for undergraduate college and received more »



Introducing Dr. Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba

September 2012: It is my distinct pleasure to introduce Dr. Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba to the readership of the Vasculitis Foundation Newsletter. As a testimony to this outstanding clinical dedication and acumen he was awarded  “best resident or fellow of the year” awards at every station of his training from Costa Rica to Mayo Clinic, consistently every more »



Introducing Dr. Atul Khasnis

November 2011: Introduction for Dr. Atul Khasnis Carol A. Langford, MD MHS It gives me great pleasure to introduce Dr. Atul Khasnis, a recent graduate of the vasculitis fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Khasnis received his initial medical training in Mumbai, India before moving to the United States in 2002 where he did a more »



Introducing Dr. Amr Sawalha

May 2011: Even in medical school at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Amr Sawalha was interested in rheumatology. “The etiology and pathogenesis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases are not completely understood, and I felt that I would like to contribute towards a better understanding of these diseases by being actively involved more »



Introducing Dr. Felipe Andrade

March 2011: If we can confirm or discard a role of proteinase 3 in Wegener’s, that would be a big step in understanding this disease. –Felipe Andrade, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology Even as a child, Felipe Andrade wanted to be a doctor. “I knew I would be a doctor from more »



Introducing Dr. Jianguo Liu

My contact with medicine began after I enrolled in medical school. Like most medical students following graduation, I decided to stay in a medical school hospital to start my internship and residency. During that period of time I discovered my interest in basic science, especially in autoimmune diseases and cancers. I often wondered why our more »