Dinesh Khanna, MD, MS, Marvin & Betty Danto Research Professor of Connective Tissue Research and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, is the director of the University of Michigan Scleroderma Program effective July 1, 2011.
Originally from New Delhi, India, Dr. Khanna received his medical degree from the University College of Medical Sciences. He completed postdoctoral training as an intern and resident in internal medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, and a clinical and research fellowship in rheumatology and a master’s in clinical research at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine. Dr. Khanna most recently was Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He was also Clinical Director of UCLA’s Scleroderma Clinic.
Dr. Khanna is the author of over 110 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He has won numerous awards, including the 2007 Spirit of Leadership Award and the 2011 “Best Doctor of the Year” award from the Scleroderma Foundation. He is board certified in rheumatology. Dr. Khanna is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and is particularly interested in the design of clinical trials and assessing patient reported outcomes in patients with scleroderma.
Dr. Khanna is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians. He was elected by his peers to the 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America, which recognizes the area’s top clinicians.
See a listing of Dr. Khanna’s publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
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Kristine Phillips, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.
Dr. Phillips joined the University of Michigan in 2005 following a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital. She completed medical school and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and trained in Rheumatology at Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School.
In addition to her work with the Scleroderma Program, Dr. Phillips’ research interests include examining outcomes of patients with arthritis. She is Prinicipal Investigator and co-investigator for a number of rheumatology clinical trials at the University of Michigan.
See a listing of Dr. Phillips’ publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
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Elena Schiopu, M.D., is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology and active faculty in the University of Michigan Scleroderma Program. She joined the faculty in August of 2005 after she finished rheumatology fellowship training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She is board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology.
Her interest in scleroderma started during her general medicine internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ., where she received clinical and research training in their Scleroderma Program.
Dr. Schiopu is a member of the Board of Directors of the Scleroderma Foundation - Michigan Chapter and is a very involved presence in the education of patients.
Her roles in the University of Michigan Scleroderma Program include patient care and education of medical students and postgraduate trainees. She is active in numerous research projects focused currently on treatment strategies, measures of outcome and translational studies of potential laboratory markers of disease activity.
See a listing of Dr. Schiopu’s publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
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Mona Trivedi, M.D., is Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Rheumatology. She joined the University of Michigan faculty in 2011. Dr. Trivedi completed a Rheumatology fellowship at the University of Michigan, during which time she participated in scleroderma research in the Scleroderma Program.
Dr. Trivedi received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University in Chicago. She received both her medical degree and postdoctoral training in internal medicine at Wayne State University. She is board certified in internal medicine and a member of the American College of Rheumatology.
Dr. Trivedi’s research interests during her Rheumatology fellowship focused on the role of therapeutic drug level monitoring of mycophenolate mofetil in scleroderma patients. Her current research is funded by her grant award from the Arthritis Foundation and focuses on innovative treatments for scleroderma related interstitial lung disease. She has initiated a pilot study examining interstitial lung disease treatment in scleroderma and other connective tissue diseases; enrollment will begin in Fall 2011.
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