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What are some diseases that mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Mark Genovese, MD
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Date Added: 11/19/13

Well, I think there are a lot of inflammatory types of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a prototypic one that we use when we think about inflammatory arthritis. But the reality, there's also disorders, such as psoriatic arthritis, which is quite prevalent; ankylosing spondylitis; and of course the...
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Dr. Genovese is a professor of medicine within the immunology and rheumatology department at Stanford University Medical Center. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed an internship, residency, and chief residency in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. He remained at Stanford as a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology and subsequently joined the faculty in the same division. He is the clinic chief and directs the immunology and rheumatology fellowship program. Dr. Genovese has established a clinical research program that is focused on bench-to-bedside translational medicine in autoimmune diseases. He has designed and participated in many investigator-initiated studies and multi-center trials investigating novel therapies and therapeutic strategies for the treatment of autoimmune disease and arthritis. In addition, he collaborates with several other investigators on studies of biomarkers, chemokines, cytokines, and cell surface markers associated with disease progression and response to therapy. Dr. Genovese is also the director of the Center for Clinical Investigation in the Stanford Department of Medicine. Since joining the faculty at Stanford, Dr. Genovese has served as an editor for the textbook primary care rheumatology and as an associate editor for Kelley's Essentials of Internal Medicine. He is also an editor on the 7th edition of Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology. Dr. Genovese is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous medical journals, a board member of the Stanford General Clinical Research Center, the recipient of a Center of Immunology at Stanford clinical scholars' award, and the 2008 recipient of the American College of Rheumatology Henry Kunkel award.
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