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.


Michael H. Weisman, MD, FACP

Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Emeritus

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

1545 Calmar Court
Los Angeles, CA 90024


Ruben Burgos-Vargas

Circunvalacion 31 A

Fracc CD Satelite

Naucalpan 53100 Mexico

Liron Caplan, MD, PhD

Division of Rheumatology

University of Colorado Denver

Division of Rheumatology, Mail Stop B-115
Aurora, CO 80045

Daniel Clegg, MD

Division of Rheumatology

University of Utah Medical Center

50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Robert Colbert, MD, PhD


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

Robert D. Inman, MD

Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Department of Medicine/Rheumatology

Toronto Western Hospital

399 Bathurst St. RM 2E412a
Toronto, ON M5T 2S8 Canada

Muhammad Asim Khan, MD

Professor of Medicine Emeritus

Case Western Reserve University

1722 Coe’s Post Run
Westlake, OH 44145

Steve Lee, DO, FACR


Kaiser Permanente

9661 Sierra Ave.
Fontana, CA 92335

Andrew Lui, PT DPT

University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94143

Robert Overbaugh, MD

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Philidelphia, PA

John D. Reveille, MD

Dir. Div. of Rheum. & Clin. Immunology

U of Texas, Health Sci Ctr at Houston

6431 Fannin St. Rm. 5.270
Houston, TX 77030

James Rosenbaum, MD

Casey Eye Institute

Oregon Health & Science University

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

Judith A. Smith, MD, PhD

American Family Children’s Hospital

University of Wisconsin

1675 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792

Joel Taurog, MD

Rheumatic Diseases Division: Department of Internal Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390-8884

Jessica Walsh, MD

School of Medicine, Rheumatology

University of Utah

Room 4B200
50 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Pamela Weiss, MD MSCE

Chief of Rheumatology

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

3535 Market St. 15th Fl. #1526
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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