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Chris T Derk, MD, MS

Chris T Derk, MD, MS

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Rheumatology
300 S Atrium
3400 Spruce street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2792
Fax: 215-662-4500
Harrisburg Area Community College, 1988.
BS (Pre-Medicine)
Pennsylvania State University, 1990.
Thomas Jefferson University, 1994.
MS (Pharmacology)
Thomas Jefferson University, 2006.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma) and other fibrotic autoimmune connective tissue disorders ( Eosinophilic Faciitis, Scleromyxedema, Scleredema, Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis). Raynaud's phenomenon. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Description of Other Expertise

Rheumatology based educational models.

Description of Research Expertise

Scleroderma and related diseases clinical outcomes, therapeutic interventions and disease pathogenesis. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus clinical outcomes.

Selected Publications

Kelly, A; Derk CT: Anti-RNA polymerase II antibodies in Systemic Sclerosis. Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases Aug 2015.

Abraham M, Derk CT: Anti-Ribosomal- P antibodies in lupus nephritis, neuropsychiatric lupus, lupus hepatitis and Chaga's disease: promising yet limited in clinical utility. Rheumatol Int Jan 2015.

Sehra, S; Kelly, A, Baker J, Derk CT: Predictors of inpatient mortality in patient with systemic sclerosis: a case control study. American College of Rheumatology, Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston Nov 2014.

Mecoli C, Purohit S, Sandorfi N, Derk CT: Mortality, Recurrence, and hospital course of patients with systemic sclerosis-related acute intestinal pseudo-obstruction. J Rheumatol Oct 2014.

Hsu VM et al. : Development of pulmonary hypertension in a high-risk population with systemic sclerosis in the Pulmonary Hypertension Assessment and Recognition of Outcomes in Scleroderma (PHAROS) cohort study. Semin Arthritis Rheum S0049-0172(14)00042-0, Aug 2014.

Saketkoo LA et al. : Connective tissue disease related interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: provisional core sets of domains and instruments for use in clinical trials. Thorax May 2014.

Saketkoo lA et al. : Reconciling Healthcare Professional and Patient Perspectives in the Development of Disease Activity and Response Criteria in Connective Tissue Disease-related Interstitial Lung Diseases. J Rheumatol 41(4): 792-8, April 2014.

Gnrenassia E, Avouac J, Khanna D, Derk CT, et al: Prevalence, correlates and outcomes of gastric antral vascular ectasia in systemic sclerosis: A EUSTAR case-control study. Journal of Rheumatology Jan 2014.

Perel-Winkler AC, Derk CT: Diffuse cutaneous mucinosis in dermatomyositis: a case report and review of the literature. Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine 2014.

Sehra ST, Derk CT: Disease modification in systemic sclerosis; the search for the Holy Grail. International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology 8(6): 611-613, December 2013.

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Last updated: 10/21/2015
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