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Rheumatology


 Faculty Name and Title
University of Colorado Hospital

V. Michael Holers MD   

Head, Division of Rheumatology University of Colorado Denver, Professor of Medicine 

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Sterling G. West MD

Fellowship Program Director, Professor of Medicine 

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William P. Arend MD

Professor of Medicine

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Susan A. Boackle MD

Assistant Division Director, Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Boackle is interested in the etiology and pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with the long-term goal of developing new targeted therapies for this disease. She is currently investigating the role of complement receptor 2 as a lupus susceptibility gene in humans, and is studying the functional effects of gene variants that have been associated with disease.  She is also studying genetic and serologic biomarkers in patients with lupus as well as their first-degree relatives in order to identify new targets for therapy.

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Liron Caplan MD, PHD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Kevin Deane MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr Deane is currently working on a large-scale study to understand how genetic and environmental factors influence the development of rheumatoid arthritis, and how blood-based markers can be used to predict the future onset of rheumatoid arthritis. He is also investigating how specific areas of the body, such as the lung, contribute to the development of autoimmunity. Additionally, in cooperation with a Colorado-based non-profit health-fair organization, Dr. Deane is investigating approaches to screening the population for undiagnosed rheumatoid arthritis, and how such screening can be used to identify people that may be at risk for rheumatoid arthritis in the future.

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Chrisopher C. Striebich MD, PHD

Associate Professor of Medicine

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Jason Kolfenbach MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine 

Dr. Kolfenbach's primary research interest is in the natural history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) development, specifically the transition from early inflammatory arthritis to persistent disease.  By understanding which factors are involved in the persistence of joint inflammation, we may be able to identify those individuals with the highest risk for progression toward RA and offer earlier therapeutic intervention.  Dr. Kolfenbach also has an interest in scleroderma and works in the UCH Scleroderma Clinic.  He is currently involved in an observational study of patients with scleroderma with early pulmonary hypertension (PHAROS Study), as well as an interventional trial for the treatment of digiital ulcers.

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Taras Lyubchenko PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Linda Rodamaker NP

Instructor of Medicine

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Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center

Robert Janson MD

Associate Professor of Medicine 

Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center  

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Susan Mann NP 

Instructor of Medicine

Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center

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Leslie Rose MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center

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Victoria Seligman MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  Denver Health Medical Center

Dennis J. Boyle MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

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Joel Hirsh MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  National Jewish Health

JoAnn Gillis MD

 Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Aryeh Fishcher MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Richard Meehan MD

Professor of Medicine

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The Children's Hospital

Leonard Dragone MD    

 

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Roger Hollister MD

Position

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Jennifer Soep MD

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