Meet Our Medical and Scientific Advisory Board

The SAA Medical and Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of recognized authorities in the field of spondyloarthritis. At leading academic facilities, clinical hospitals, and research institutions, all have devoted their time and medical expertise to improving the lives of people affected by ankylosing spondylitis and its family of related diseases.

SAA receives no government funding and relies on the generous donations from individuals to create and maintain the programs and services aimed at improving the futures of the 2.7 million Americans affected by spondylitis.


John D. Reveille, MD

UT Physicians Rheumatology
6410 Fannin St #450
Houston, TX 77030

Dr. Reveille received his rheumatology training at Johns Hopkins University in the 1980s. After fellowship, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for four years before being recruited by Dr. Arnett to join the faculty at UT in 1987. He was promoted to Associate Professor three years later and became Professor in 1997. Dr. Reveille was principal investigator at the UT site for the Lupus in Minorities – Nature vs Nurture study (1993-2003), and serves the same role for the COGNITION study in Lupus and for the UAB Program Project grant on the genetics of SLE. In 1997, he received the Alfred and Anna Brohn Memorial Award for Service to the Lupus Foundation of America. He was the Director of the North American Spondylitis Consortium (1999-2004) and since 2006, has served as the P.I. of the NIH-funded program Project on the Genetics of Spondyloarthritis and co-founder and member of the Executive Committee of the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN). Dr. Reveille has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Spondylitis Association of America in 2003, and has served on our Board of Directors since 2007. Since January, 1991 he has served as the Director of the HIV Rheumatology Clinic at the Thomas Street Clinic. In 2002, Dr. Reveille became Director of the Division of Rheumatology and was also Fellowship Program Director (2003-2005.) He is President of the Pan American League of Associations of Rheumatology (PANLAR). He is also a standing member of the Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin Diseases (ACTS) NIH Study Section and was Chairman from 2008-2010. Dr. Reveille is involved in Phase III studies of biologic therapies for ankylosing spondylitis and has been named as a “Super Doc” in Texas Monthly magazine every year since 2005 and Best Doctors in America since 2008.


Daniel Clegg, MD

Division of Rheumatology

University of Utah Medical Center

50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Robert A. Colbert, MD, PhD

Chief, Pediatric Translational Research Branch


Bldg. 10, CRC,Rm 1-5142
10 Center Dr., MSC 1102
Bethesda, MD 20892

Atul Deodhar, MD

Division of Arthritis & Rheumatism

Oregon Health Sciences University

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

Lianne Gensler, MD

Asst. Clinical Prof of Medicine

University of California at San Francisco

400 Parnassus Ave, Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143

Nortin Hadler, MD

Department of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine

3330 Thurston Bldg
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7280

Robert D. Inman, MD,

Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Department of Medicine/Rheumatology

Toronto Western Hospital

399 Bathurst St. FP 1-221
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5T 2S8

Muhammad Asim Khan, MD

Professor of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

MetroHealth Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998

David H. Neustadt, MD

234 East Gray Street, Suite 328
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

James Rosenbaum, MD

Casey Eye Institute

Oregon Health Sciences University

3375 SW Terwilliger Boulevard
Portland, OR 97201

Joel Taurog, MD

HC Simmons Arthritis Research Center

University of Texas SW Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390-8884

Ruben Burgos-Vargas, MD

Rheumatology Unit

Hospital General de Mexico

Dr Balmis 148
Mexico City
Mexico 06726

Robert W. Warren, MD, PhD, MPH

Medical University of South Carolina

Pediatric Rheumatology and Immunology

261 Calhoun Street, #316
Charleston, SC 29425

Michael H. Weisman, MD

Chief of Rheumatology

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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