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Brief Bio-Sketch:

Dated August 28, 2017

Muhammad Asim Khan  MD, FRCP, MACP, MACR
Professor Emeritus of Medicine,
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Khan obtained his medical degree in 1965, and after 2 years of Army Service, he obtained his postgraduate training in the UK and the US. He completed his rheumatology fellowship in Cleveland, OH in 1973 and joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University in that city. He served till 2012 as a fully tenured Professor of Medicine when he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus of Medicine. Three years later he was inducted into the Medical Hall of Honor at MetroHealth Medical Center, the hospital he has served since 1971. 

His research interests focus on clinical, genetic, and therapeutic aspects of rheumatic diseases, with special interest in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and related forms of spondyloarthritis (SpA). He has authored and/or edited 5 books, 46 book chapters, and more than 230 scholarly articles.

He serves as the Section Editor (Spondyloarthritis) for Current Rheumatology Reports, and a peer reviewer for UpToDate. He has served on the editorial board  and as peer reviewer of many scientific journals, and is one of the founding members of ASAS, SPARTAN, and GRAPPA, the three premier international organizations interested in research in AS/SpA. He has served as a member of various committees in these organizations, as well as the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA). He is a frequent invited speaker at national and international scientific meetings. 

Dr. Khan was elected as a Master of both the ACP (MACP) and the ACR (MACR), and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of UK (FRCP). He had served as a member of the National Advisory Board for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders (NIAMS). He is a recipient of the ACR’s Distinguished Rheumatologist Award, and SPARTAN’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been suffering from severe AS since age 12, and was bestowed an award from the SAA for his "lifetime of dedication and devotion to people with spondylitis,"and also their Greg Field Award that is given to "individuals with AS who have persevered and gone on to be of service to others”.

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