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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
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.
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

Morgan ND, Shah AA, Mayes MD, Domsic RT, Medsger TA, Steen VD, Varga J, Carns M, Ramos PS, Silver RM, SChiopu E, Khanna D, Hsu V, Gordon JK, Gladue H, Saketkoo LA, Criswell LA, Derk CT, TRojanowski MA, Shanmugam VK, Chung L, Valenzuela A, Jan R, Goldberg A, Remmers EF, Kastner DL, Wigley FM, Gourh P, Boin F: Clinical and serological features of systemic sclerosis in a multicenter African American cohort: Analysis of the genome research in African American scleroderma patients clinical database. Medicine 96(51): e8980, December 2017.

Poudel DR, Jayakumar D, Danve A, Sehra ST, Derk CT: Determinants of mortality in systemic sclerosis: a focused review. Rheumatol Int Page: 1-12, November 2017.

Chung L, Fairchild RM, Furst DE, Li S, Alkassab F, Bolster MB, Csuka ME, Derk CT, Domsick RT, Fischer A, Frech T, Gomberg-Maitland M, Gordon JK, Hitchcliff M, Hsu V, Hummers LK, Khanna D, Medsger TA, Molitor JA, Preston IR, Schiopu E, Shapiro L, Hant F, Silver R, Simms R, Varga J, Steen VD, Zamanian RT: Utility of B-type natriuretic peptides in the assessment of patients with systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary hypertension in the PHAROS registry. Clin Exp Rheumatol 35 Suppl; 106(4): 106-113, Sep-Oct 2017.

A. Schorpion, M. Shenin, R. Neubauer, C.T. Derk: An open-label study of ambrisentan with anti-fibrotic agent combination therapy in the treatment of diffuse systemic sclerosis. EULAR June 2017 Notes: Poster presentation.

Grewal SK, DErk CT, Rosenbach M: Ulcers of the ventral aspect of fingers. JAMA Dermatol 152(10): 1157-58, October 2016.

Sehra ST, Kelly A, Baker JF, Derk CT: Predictors of inpatient mortality in patients with systemic sclerosis: a case control study. Clinical Rheumatology 35(6): 1631-5, Jun 2016.

Khanna D, Denton CP, Merkel PA, Krieg T, Le Brun FO, Marr A, Papadakis K, Pope J, Mattuci-Cerinic M, Furst DE, DUAL-1 investigators, DUAL-2 investigators: Effect of Macitentan on the development of new ischemic digital ulcers in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis: DUAL-1 and DUAL-2 randomized clinical trials. JAMA 315(18): 1975-88, May 2016.

Hinchcliff M, Khanna S, Hsu VM, Lee J, Almagor O, Chang RW, Steen V, Chung L, PHAROS investigators: Survival in systemic sclerosis-pulmonary arterial hypertension by serum autoantibody status in the Pulmonary Hypertension Assessment and Recognition of Outcomes in Scleroderma (PHAROS) Registry. Seminar of Arthritis and Rheumatology 45(3): 309-14, Dec 2015.

Kelly, A; Derk CT: Anti-RNA polymerase III antibodies in Systemic Sclerosis. Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases 5: 81-86, 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 35(1): 27-33, Jan 2015.

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