Jason M. Springer, MD · Director, University of Kansas Vasculitis Clinic, Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Springer is the chair of the Vasculitis Foundation (VF) Research Committee and member of the VF Board of Directors. 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. He joined the University of Kansas Medical Center six years ago to start the Vasculitis Center, and partners with the Missouri/Kansas Vasculitis Foundation chapter to host quarterly educational meetings.