Notable Doctors

Stanford’s Vasculitis Clinic Expanding Access to Care in Northern and Central California

Early in her medical training, Audra Horomanski, MD, saw several healthy young adults’ lives turned upside down by life-threatening vasculitis—and then saw the dramatic difference that could be made with appropriate treatment. Later in rheumatology training, she met many patients who had long delays in diagnosis because their symptoms came…...

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Columbia University Irving Medical Center Creating Dedicated Vasculitis Center

Daniel DeMizio, MD, developed a passion for treating vasculitis early on in his career. He was taking care of a critically ill patient with vasculitis during the first month of his fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital when he recognized that this family of diseases encompassed all that had initially drawn…...

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Vasculitis Foundation’s Young Investigator Award Goes to Monash University Research Fellow

Dragana Odobasic, PhD, Research Fellow Monash University, Department of Medicine, Melbourne, Australia Study Title: “Tolerogenic Dendritic Cells for Antigen-Specific Immunosuppression in MPO-ANCA Vasculitis” Investigator: Dragana Odobasic, PhD Co-investigator: Stephen Holdsworth, MD, PhD, Professor, Monash University, Department of Medicine; Head, Clinical Immunology, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia Institution: Monash University, Department of Medicine, Centre…...

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Dr. Alicia Rodriguez-Pla’s New Role: Director of the Vasculitis Program at Mayo Clinic Arizona

Alicia Rodriguez-Pla, MD, PhD, MPH, has taken on the role of Director of Mayo Clinic Arizona’s new vasculitis program. Set to launch in fall/winter 2020, the program will include a team of physicians from different specialties with expertise in all types of vasculitic diseases, delivering comprehensive and coordinated care. The…...

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Dr. Eric Gapud: Giving Back by Furthering his Medical Training in Vasculitis

When Eric Gapud, MD, PhD, was in medical school, he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. As you might expect, he can empathize with the experiences of his patients, particularly those with vasculitis and anyone who has been diagnosed with a rare disease. A physician-scientist, Dr. Gapud is also an…...

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