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John Atkinson, MD - Washington University

Dr. John Atkinson M.D. is currently the Samuel Grant Professor of Medicine and holds a joint Professorship in Molecular Microbiology in the Rheumatology Division at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he has practiced medicine and conducted research since 1976. He has trained at prestigious institutions such as Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institute of Health (NIH) and was an investigator at the very selective Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1976-1992. He also serves as the director of the RVCL Research Center where the goal of his research effort is to increase our understanding of the origins of autoimmunity and to discover a treatment for RVCL. His clinical activities center on the care of patients with RVCL, complement deficiencies and immune mediated inflammatory disorders, especially SLE and vasculitic syndromes. Dr. Atkinson has a passion for people, a love of science, and a desire to promote medical advancements.