Extraordinary Doctors

Dr. Rebecca Manno: Bringing Rheumatology Expertise to the US Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands (USVI) have always been a special place for rheumatologist Rebecca Manno, MD, MHS, because she and her husband, Nick Hoyt, have vacationed in the territory for the past 20 years. But after the two devastating Category 5 hurricanes in 2017 (Irma and Maria), Dr. Manno began…...

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Creating Vasculitis Awareness in a Remote Corner of Ontario

A personal and professional mission for Dr. Michael Fernando and his wife, Patti Kemp. Michael Fernando, MD, is a family practice and emergency physician who lives and practices medicine in rural southwestern Ontario, Canada. Following medical school in the UK (Bart’s and the London School of Medicine), Dr. Fernando trained…...

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Baylor Physician Dr. Mark Gorelik: Kawasaki Disease Study Shows Protein Not Linked to Heart Damage

Kawasaki disease (KD) affects children between six months and six years of age. One of 5 patients develop aneurysms, or damaged and scarred blood vessel walls, in the heart. A Vasculitis Foundation-funded study looked at the molecule Follistatin-like-1 (FSTL-1) that has been shown to play a major role in producing…...

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Daniel Watson, MD, FACS – Minnesota Physician Honored With 2018 V-RED Honorable Mention Award for Early Diagnosis

Daniel Watson, MD, FACS and Nicole Shankey Daniel Watson, MD, FACS, an otolaryngologist at the Park Nicollet Clinic in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Diagnosis (V-RED) Award from the Vasculitis Foundation, the world’s leading vasculitis support, education and research organization. The…...

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Keith Goldstein, MD – New Jersey Physician Awarded V-RED Recognition for Early Diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis

Maureen Howard knew something was physically off-kilter when she began experiencing extreme fatigue, weight loss, difficulty breathing, rashes, and other symptoms. After visiting numerous specialists, Maureen went to Dr. Keith Goldstein at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, New Jersey. What Dr. Goldstein discovered when examining Maureen was alarming. “He found…...

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