Dr. W. Winn Chatham

February 22, 2018 6:36 am Published by

Dr. Winn Chatham is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he is the Louis W. Heck Clinical Scholar in Rheumatology. He obtained his medical degree from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee), trained in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), and in rheumatology at UAB. Since 1998, he has directed the Lupus Clinic, coordinating translational studies with investigators in genetics, basic immunology, and SLE outcomes.

Winn has research experience in basic neutrophil biology, having studied mechanisms of neutrophil-mediated tissue and vascular injury. He has served as a rheumatology fellowship program director, developed and co-directs the musculoskeletal module for UAB medical students, and remains committed to training the next generation of clinicians who will care and manage patients with lupus and related disorders.

His current research interests are focused on the development of autoimmunity in the setting of immunodeficiency, and the genetic basis and management of macrophage activation syndromes in the setting of lupus and other rheumatic disorders.

Dr. Chatham has been a member of SLICC since 2016. He has served as a local principal investigator for over 24 clinical trials in lupus and in the past ten years has been a first, contributing, or senior author on over 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts related to lupus; he has authored over fifteen book chapters. In 2017 he received the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Clinical Scholar Award.

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