Dr. Springer is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Department of Medicine, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His clinical interests are centered on rheumatology and he is specifically interested in treatment of vasculitis. Dr. Springer’s research focus has been in the field of systemic vasculitis with the goal of advancing the care and research of vasculitis on a local, national and international level. He has been involved in multiple large multi-center trials, and site principal investigator for multiple pharmaceutical clinical trials. He serves on the Vasculitis Foundation (VF) Research Committee. Dr. Springer’s family member was diagnosed with vasculitis before he started medical school. He subsequently completed his residency with Dr. Curry Koening at the University of Utah, which led to his clinical interest in vasculitis. Dr. Springer completed a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in general rheumatology, as well as a vasculitis fellowship.