Rennie Rhee, MD, MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Dept. of Medicine/Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street
5th Floor, White Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Yale University, 2004.
New York University School of Medicine, 2008.
University of Pennsylvania, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise


Description of Research Expertise

vasculitis, connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary hypertension, , clinical and translational research, microbiome, epidemiology

Selected Publications

Rhee RL, Sreih A, Najem CE, Grayson PC, Zhao C, Bittinger K, Collman RG, Merkel PA: "Characterisation of the Nasal Microbiota in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis" Ann Rheum Dis 77(10): 1448-53, Oct 2018.

Rhee RL, Davis JC, Ding L, Fervenza FC, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CGM, Langford CA, McCune WJ, Monach PA, Seo P, Spiera R, St Clair EW, Specks U, Stone JH, Merkel PA: “The Utility of Urinalysis in Determining the Risk of Renal Relapse in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 13(2): 251-7, Feb 2018.

Rennie L. Rhee, Cecile TJ Holweg, David Cuthbertson, Simon Carette, Gary S. Hoffman, Nader A. Khalidi, Curry L. Koening, Jeffrey Krischer, Carol A. Langford, Carol A. McAlear, Paul A. Monach, Larry Moreland, Christian Pagnoux, Philip Seo, Ulrich Specks, Antoine Sreih, Steven R. Ytterberg, and Peter A. Merkel for the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium: "Serum Periostin as a Biomarker in Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis." PLOS ONE 2018 Notes: accepted for publication.

Rhee RL, Grayson PC, Merkel PA, Tomasson G: “Infections and the Risk of Incident Giant Cell Arteritis: a Population-Based, Case-Control Study" Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 76(6): 1031-5, Jun 2017.

Sanges S, Launay D, Rhee RL, Sitbon O, Hachulla E, Mouthon L, Guillevin L, Rottat L, Clerson P, Cordier JF, Kawut SM, Simonneau G, Humbert M.: “A Prospective Study of the 6-Minute Walk Test as a Surrogate Marker for Hemodynamics in Two Independent Cohorts of Treatment-Naïve Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.” Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 75(8): 1457-65, Aug 2016.

Rhee RL, Hogan SL, Poulton CJ, McGregor JG, Landis JR, Falk RJ, Merkel PA: “Trends in Long-Term Outcomes Among Patients with ANCA-Associated Vasculitis with Renal Disease.” Arthritis & Rheumatology 68(7): 1711-20, Jan 2016.

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.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 192(9): 1111-7, Nov 2015.

Rhee RL, Gabler NB, Praestgaard A, Merkel PA, Kawut SM: "Adverse Events in Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension." Arthritis & Rheumatology 67(9): 2457-65, Sep 2015.

Rhee RL, Von Feldt JM, Schumacher HR, Merkel PA: "Readability and Suitability Assessment of Patient Education Materials in Rheumatic Diseases.” Arthritis Care & Research 65(10): 1702-06, Oct 2013.

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