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

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Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

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

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Rheumatology Division
3400 Spruce St
5 White
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

Rhee RL, Gabler NB, Sangani S, Praestgaard A, Merkel PA, Kawut SM. : "Comparison of Treatment Response in Idiopathic and Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension" Am J Respir Crit Care Med 192(9): 1111-7, Nov 2015.

Grayson PC, Monach PA, Pagnoux C, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, Seo P, Specks U, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA: "Value of commonly measured laboratory tests as biomarkers of disease activity and predictors of relapse in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis" Rheumatology (Oxford). 54(8): 1351-9, aug 2015.

Wallace B, Kafaja S, Furst DE, Berrocal VJ, Merkel PA, Seibold JR, Mayes MD, Khanna D.: "Reliability, validity and responsiveness to change of the Saint George's Respiratory Questionnaire in early diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis." Rheumatology (Oxford) 54(8): 1369-79, Aug 2015.

McGeoch L, Carette S, Cuthbertson D, Hoffman GS, Khalidi N, Koening CL, Langford CA, McAlear CA, Moreland L, Monach PA, Seo P, Specks U, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA, Pagnoux C.: "Cardiac Involvement in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis." J Rheumatol 42(7): 1209-12, July 2015.

Grayson PC, Carmona-Rivera C, Xu L, Lim N, Gao Z, Asare AL, Specks U, Stone JH, Seo P, Spiera RF, Langford CA, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CG, St Clair EW, Tchao NK, Ytterberg SR, Phippard DJ, Merkel PA, Kaplan MJ, Monach PA;: "Neutrophil-related gene expression and low-density granulocytes associated with disease activity and response to treatment in ANCA-associated vasculitis" Arthritis Rheumatol 67(7): 1922-32, July 2015.

Kermani TA, Warrington KJ, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, McAlear CA, Monach PA, Seo P, Merkel PA, Ytterberg SR: "Disease Relapses among Patients with Giant Cell Arteritis: A Prospective, Longitudinal Cohort Study." J Rheumatol 42(7): 1213-7, July 2015.

Hinkofer LC, Hummel AM, Stone JH, Hoffman GS, Merkel PA, Spiera ER, St Clair W, McCune JW, Davis JC, Specks U, Jenne DE.: "Allosteric modulation of proteinase 3 activity by anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies in granulomatosis with polyangiitis" J Autoimmun 59: 43-52, May 2015.

Pagnoux C, Carette S, Khalidi NA, Walsh M, Hiemstra TF, Cuthbertson D, Langford C, Hoffman G, Koening CL, Monach PA, Moreland L, Mouthon L, Seo P, Specks U, Ytterberg S, Westman K, Hoglund P, Harper L, Flossman O, Luqmani R, Savage CO, Rasmussen N, de Groot K, Tesar V, Jayne D, Merkel PA, Guillevin L: "Comparability of patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis enrolled in clinical trials or in observational cohorts" Clin Exp Rheumatol. 33: 77-83, May 2015.

Renauer P, Saruhan-Direskeneli G, Coit P, Adler A, Aksu K, Keser G, Alibaz-Oner F, Aydin SZ, Kamali S, Inanc M, Carette S, Cuthbertson D, Hoffman GS, Akar S, Onen F, Akkoc N, Khalidi NA, Koening C, Karadag O, Kiraz S, Langford CA, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, McAlear CA, Ozbalkan Z, Ates A, Karaaslan Y, Duzgun N, Monach PA, Ozer HT, Erken E, Ozturk MA, Yazici A, Cefle A, Onat AM, Kisacik B, Pagnoux C, Kasifoglu T, Seyahi E, Fresko I, Seo P, 1000 A, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Cobankara V, Cunninghame-Graham DS, Vyse TJ, Pamuk ON, Tunc E, Dalkilic E, Bicakcigil M, Yentur SP, Wren JD, Merkel PA, Direskeneli H, Sawalha AH: "Genome-wide association study identifies susceptibility loci in IL6, RPS9/LILRB3, and an intergenic locus on chromosome 21q22 in Takayasu's arteritis" Arthritis Rheumatol 67(5): 1361-8, May 2015.

Hatemi G1, Melikoglu M, Tunc R, Korkmaz C, Turgut Ozturk B, Mat C, Merkel PA, Calamia KT, Liu Z, Pineda L, Stevens RM, Yazici H, Yazici Y: "Apremilast for Beh├žet's Syndrome - A Phase 2, Placebo-Controlled Study" N Engl J Med. 372(16): 1510-8, Apr 2015.

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