UAB rheumatologists serve in national leadership positions

Several UAB faculty members and trainees are in leadership positions in the American College of Rheumatology.

hand finger joints xray istockSeveral University of Alabama at BirminghamDivision of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatologyfaculty members and trainees have been named to leadership positions within the American College of Rheumatology, with terms ranging from two to three years. 

Appointed rheumatologists include: 

  • Kenneth Saag, M.D., MSc,Secretary, American College of Rheumatology (2018-2020)
  • S. Louis Bridges Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Vice President, Rheumatology Research Foundation (2017-2019)
  • Maria Danila, M.D., MSc, MSPH, Member, ACR Committee on Quality of Care (2018-2021)
  • Courtney Crayne, M.D., Fellow-in-Training Member, Government Affairs Committee (2018-2021)
  • Amanda Schnell, M.D., Fellow-in-Training Member, Committee on Corporate Relations (2018-2021)

The American College of Rheumatology is a professional membership organization committed to improving the care of patients with rheumatic disease and advancing the rheumatology subspecialty. 

“To have so many UAB faculty members and trainees appointed to leadership roles with ACR is a true testament to the impact that our division has in the field of rheumatology,” Bridges said. “On behalf of the division, we look forward to seeing the contributions that our team makes within the specialty, and are proud that they are representing UAB on a national level.” 

In 2018, UAB’s rheumatology division was ranked 10thin the nation by U.S. News & World Report.