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Peter A. Merkel, M.D., M.P.H.

Peter A. Merkel, M.D., M.P.H.

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Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Assistant:
Ms. Kathleen Ryan
ryankath@upenn.edu
ryankath@uphs.upenn.edu
215-614-4405

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Rheumatology Division, 8th Floor-Penn Tower
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-614-4401
Fax: 215-614-4402
Education:
B.A.
Wesleyan University, 1983.
M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine, 1988.
M.P.H.
Harvard School of Public Health, 1995.
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Selected Publications

Tomasson G, Davis JC, Hoffman GS, McCune WJ, Specks U, Spiera R, St Clair EW, Stone JH, Merkel PA. : Brief report: the value of a patient global assessment of disease activity in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's). Arthritis & Rheumatology 66: 428-32, 2014.

Tomasson G, Peloquin C, Mohammad A, Love TJ, Zhang Y, Choi HK, Merkel PA.: Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Early and Late After a Diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis. Annals of Internal Medicine 160: 73-80, 2014.

Johnson SR, Naden RP, Fransen J, van den Hoogen F, Pope JE, Baron M, Tyndall A, Matucci-Cerinic M, Denton CP, Distler O, Gabrielli A, van Laar JM, Mayes M, Steen V, Seibold JR, Clements P, Medsger TA Jr, Carreira PE, Riemekasten G, Chung L, Fessler BJ, Merkel PA, Silver R, Varga J, Allanore Y, Mueller-Ladner U, Vonk MC, Walker UA, Cappelli S, Khanna D. : Multicriteria decision analysis methods with 1000Minds for developing systemic sclerosis classification criteria. J Clin Epidemiol. 67: 706-14, 2014.

Xie G, Roshandel D, Sherva R, Monach PA, Lu Y, Kung T, Carrington K, Zhang SS, Pulit SL, Ripke S, Carette S, Dellaripa PF, Edberg JC, Hoffman GS, Khalidi N, Langford CA, Mahr AD, St. Clair EW, Seo P, Specks U, Spiera RF, Stone JH, Ytterberg SR, Raychaudhuri S, de Bakker PIW, Farrer LA, Amos CI, Merkel PA, Siminovitch1 KA.: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s) is associated with HLA-DPB1*04 and SEMA6A gene variants: Evidence from genome-wide analysis. Arthritis & Rheumatism 65: 2457-68, 2013.

Lieberthal JG, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, Seo P, Specks U, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA, Monach PA;: Urinary biomarkers in relapsing antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis. Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. J Rheumatol. 40: 674-83, 2013.

Rhee RL, Von Feldt JM, Schumacher HR, Merkel PA: Readability and Suitability Assessment of Patient Education Materials in Rheumatic Diseases. 2013; 65:1702-6. Arthritis Care Res 65: 1702-06, 2013.

Jennette JC, Falk RJ, Bacon PA, Basu N, Cid MC, Ferrario F, Flores-Suarez LF, Gross WL, Guillevin L, Hagen EC, Hoffman GS, Jayne DR, Kallenberg CGM, Lamprecht P, Langford CA, Luqmani RA, Mahr AD, Matteson EL, Merkel PA, Ozen S, Pusey CD, Rasmussen N, Rees AJ, Scott DGI, Specks U, Stone JH, Takahashi K, Watts RA.: 2012 Revised International Chapel Hill Consensus Conference Nomenclature of Vasculitides. Arthritis & Rheumatism 65: 1-11, 2013.

Saruhan-Direskeneli G, Hughes T, Aksu K, Keser G, Coit P, Aydin SZ, Alibaz-Oner F, Kamalı S, Inanc M, Carette S, Hoffman GS, Akar S, Onen F, Akkoc N, Khalidi NA, Koening C, Karadag O, Kiraz S, Langford CA, McAlear CA, Ozbalkan Z, Ates A, Karaaslan Y, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, Monach PA, Ozer HT, Seyahi E, Fresko I, Cefle A, Seo P, Warrington KJ, Ozturk MA, Ytterberg SR, Cobankara V, Onat AM, Guthridge JM, James JA, Tunc E, Duzgun N, Bıcakcıgil M, Yentür SP, Merkel PA, Direskeneli H, Sawalha AH.: Identification of Multiple Genetic Susceptibility Loci in Takayasu Arteritis. Am J Hum Genet 93: 298-305, 2013.

Cozmuta C, Merkel, PA, Fraenkel L.: Variability in Experts’ Opinions Regarding Risks and Treatment Choices in Patients with ANCA Associated Vacuities. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology 19: 426-31, 2013.

Komarla A, Schumacher HR, Merkel PA.: Spinal Gout Presenting as Acute Low Back Pain. Arthritis & Rheumatism. Arthritis & Rheumatism 65: 2660, 2013.

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