Penn Rheumatology

Penn Rheumatology Faculty Members

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Chris T Derk, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Fellowship Program Director, Division of Rheumatology
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Rheumatology
8th Floor Penn Tower
One Convention Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-4306
Fax: 215-662-4500
Harrisburg Area Community College, 1988.
BS (Pre-Medicine)
Pennsylvania State University, 1990.
Thomas Jefferson University, 1994.
MSc (Pharmacology)
Thomas Jefferson University, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Medicine, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA, 1994-1995.
Resident, Medicine, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA, 1995-1997.
NIH Research Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Rheumatology and Orthopedic Research, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2001-2003.
Fellow, Rheumatology, , Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2001-2003.
K30 Clinical Research Pharmacology MS degree, Thomas Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, Philadelphia, PA, 2002-2006.
Rheumatology, 2003.
Rheumatology, 2013.
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Selected Publications

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.

Chung L, Domsic RT, Lingala B, Alkassab F, Bolster M, Csuka ME, Derk C, et al: Survival and predictors of mortality in systemic sclerosis associated pulmonary arterial hypertension; outcomes from the PHAROS registry. Arthritis Care Research 2013.

Mecoli C, Purohit S, Sandorfi N, Derk CT: Mortality, Recurrence and Hospital course of patients with systemic sclerosis related acute intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Annual Scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology 2013.

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 2013.

Gnrenassia E, Avouac J, Khanna D, Derk CT, et al: Prevalence, correlates and outcomes of gastric antral vascular ectasiain systemic sclerosis: A EUSTAR case-control study. Journal of Rheumatology 2013.

Daniel Schneeberger, Alan Tyndall, Jonathan Kay, Klaus H. Sondergaard, Patricia E. Carreira, Ewa Morgiel, Katrin Deuschle, Chris T. Derk, Malgorzata Widuchowska, Ulrich Walker: Systemic Sclerosis without antinuclear antibodies or Raynaud's phenomenon: a multicentre study in the prospective EULAR Scleroderma trials and research (EUSTAR) database. Rheumatology 52: 560-567, December 2012.

Schulz SW, Shenin M, Mehta A, Kebede A, Fluerant M, Derk CT.: Initial presentation of acute transverse myelitis in systemic lupus erythematosus: demographics, diagnosis, management and comparison to idiopathic cases. Rheumatol Int. 32(9): 2623-7, Sep 2012 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s00296-011-2053-1. Epub 2011 Jul 22.

Chris T. Derk: Management of the patient with systemic sclerosis. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Measures (JCOM) 19(8), August 2012.

Ba S, Saggar R, Bolster MB, Chung L, Csuka ME, Derk C, Domsic R, Fischer A, Frech T, Goldberg A, Hinchcliff M, Hsu V, Hummer L, Schiopu E, Mayes D, Mclaughlin V, Molitor J, Naz N, Furst DE, Maranian P, Sten V, Khanna D.: Baseline characteristics and follow-up in patients with normal haemodynamic versus borderline mean pulmonary arterial pressure in systemi sclerosis: results from the PHAROS registry. Ann Rheum Dis. 71(8): 1335-42, Aug 2012 Notes: Epub 2012 Feb 2.

Jain S, Shahane A, Derk CT.: Interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis; pathophysiology, current and new advances in therapy. Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets. 11(4): 266-77, Aug 2012.

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Last updated: 12/31/2013
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