UT Houston rheumatologist now member of the prestigious Association of American Physicians
HOUSTON – (April 27, 2009) – John D. Reveille, M.D., professor and director of the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, is now a member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
The AAP is a nonprofit professional organization founded in 1885 for the advancement of scientific and practical medicine. Each year, 60 individuals are recognized by nomination for membership by the council of the association. When chosen, new members are given the opportunity to share their scientific discoveries and contributions with colleagues during the AAP’s annual meeting.
Reveille, the George S. Bruce, Jr., Professor in Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases, was nominated for membership by colleague Frank C. Arnett, Jr., M.D., professor of internal medicine and the Elizabeth Bidgood Chair in Rheumatology at the UT Medical School at Houston.
“I can think of no other investigator more worthy of acceptance into the Association of American Physicians than Dr. John Reveille,” Arnett said. “His research into the genetics of rheumatic diseases has been seminal and broad-based, including such diseases as systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV-associated diseases and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). His most recent work has definitively identified all, or at least the majority, of genes causing AS, and stands as a milestone in translational medical research.”
Arnett added that Reveille’s findings are leading to a new understanding of the causes of AS and areas where physicians can intervene medically to better treat or even prevent this type of arthritis. AS affects at least 1 in every 500 adults.
Reveille, who sees patients at the UT Rheumatology Clinic, was formally accepted into the AAP during a banquet on April 25 in Chicago.
Reveille has been on the UT Medical School faculty since 1987. He received his rheumatology training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
For more information on the UT Rheumatology Clinic or for an appointment with Reveille, call 832-325-7191.
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