Penn Rheumatology

Penn Rheumatology Faculty Members

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

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1988-1989.
Resident in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1989-1991.
Clinical Research Fellow in Medicine, Rheumatology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 1992-1994.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1991.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, 1994.
American Board of Internal Medicine, (recertification), 2000.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology (recertification, valid through 2014), 2000.
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Selected Publications

Grayson PC, Maksimowicz-McKinnon K, Clark TM, Tomasson G, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Khalidi NA, Langford CA, Monach PA, Seo P, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Hoffman GS, Merkel PA; for the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium.: Distribution of arterial lesions in Takayasu's arteritis and giant cell arteritis. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases 71(8): 1329-1334, Aug 2012 Notes: Epub 2012 Feb 10.

Chung SA, Xie G, Roshandel D, Sherva R, Edberg JC, Kravitz M, Dellaripa PF, Hoffman GS, Mahr AD, Seo P, Specks U, Spiera RF, William St Clair E, Stone JH, Plenge RM, Siminovitch KA, Merkel PA, Monach PA.: Meta-analysis in granulomatosis with polyangiitis reveals shared susceptibility loci with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatism Page: doi: 10.1002/art.34496. Apr 2012 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Fransen J, Johnson SR, van den Hoogen F, Baron M, Allanore Y, Carreira P, Czirjak L, Denton C, Distler O, Furst DE, Gabrielli A, Herrick A, Inanc M, Kahaleh B, Kowal-Bielecka O, Medsger T, Mueller-Ladner U, Riemekasten G, Sierakowski S, Valentini G, Velae D, Vonk M, Walker U, Chung L, Clements P, Collier D, Csuka ME, Jimenez S, Merkel PA, Seibold J, Silver R, Steen V, Tyndall A, Matucci-Cerinic M, Pope JE, Khanna D: Items for revised classification criteria in systemic sclerosis: results of a consensus exercise with the EULAR/ACR working group for classification criteria in system sclerosis. Arthritis Care & Research 64(3): 351-7, Mar 2012.

Chung L, Denton CP, Distler O, Furst DE, Khanna D, Merkel PA; Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium.: Clinical trial design in scleroderma: where are we and where do we go next? Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 30(S2 Suppl 71): S97-102, Mar-Apr 2012 Notes: Epub 2012 May 30.

Grayson Peter C, Tomasson Gunnar, Cuthbertson David, Carette Simon, Hoffman Gary S, Khalidi Nader A, Langford Carol A, McAlear Carol A, Monach Paul A, Seo Philip, Warrington Kenneth J, Ytterberg Steven R, Merkel Peter A: Association of Vascular Physical Examination Findings and Arteriographic Lesions in Large Vessel Vasculitis. The Journal of Rheumatology 39(2): 303-9, Feb 2012 Notes: Epub 2011 Dec 15.

Merkel PA, Silliman NP, Clements PJ, Denton CP, Furst DE, Mayes MD, Pope JE, Polisson RP, Streisand JB, Seibold JR, for the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium. : Patterns and Predictors of Change in Outcome Measures in Clinical Trials in Scleroderma. Arthritis & Rheumatism Feb 2012 Notes: Feb 10. doi: 10.1002/art.34427. [Epub ahead of print]

Tomasson Gunnar, Grayson Peter C, Mahr Alfred D, Lavalley Michael, Merkel Peter A: Value of ANCA measurements during remission to predict a relapse of ANCA-associated vasculitis--a meta-analysis. Rheumatology (Oxford, England) 51(1): 100-9, Jan 2012 Notes: Epub 2011 Oct 29.

Tomasson G, Grayson PC, Mahr A, LaVallet MP, Merkel PA: The Value of Rise in Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA) Measurements for Predicting Relapsed Among Patients with ANCA-Associated Vaculitis - Meta -Analysis. Rheumatology (Oxford) 51: 100-9, 2012.

Specks U, Seyfert-Margolis V, Merkel PA, Hoffman GS, Langford CA, Spiera R, Seo P, Kallenberg CGM, St. Clair EW, Webber L, Mokhtarani M, Tchao NK, Sayre P, Ikle D, Brunetta PD: Design of the Rituximab in ANCA=Associated Vasculitis (RAVE) Trial: Testing a novel agent against an entrenched standard of care using a non-inferiority design. Open Arthritis Journal 2012.

Monach PA, Tomasson G. Specks U, Stone JH, Cutbertson D, Krischer J, Ding L, Fervenza FC, Fessler BK, Hoffman GS, Ikle D, Kallenberg CGM, Langford CA, Mueller M, Seo P, St. Clair EW, Spiera R, Tchao N, Ytterberg SR, Gu YZ, Snyder RD, Merkel PA.: Circulating Markers of Vascular Injury and Angiogenesis on ANCA-Associated Vasculitis. Arthritis & Rheumastism 63(12): 3988-97, Dec 2011.

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