Specialties: Autoimmune disease, including rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory arthritis states, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, ankylosing spondylitis and others
Professional Education: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1986
Internship: Baylor College of Medicine at The Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX, 1987
Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, 1989
Fellowship: Rheumatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, 1991 Allergy/Immunology, National Jewish Center/University of Colorado-Denver, Denver, CO, 1993 Clinical Laboratory Immunology, National ewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, CO, 1996
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, 1989; Rheumatology, 1992 and 2003; Allergy/Immunology, 1993
In October of 2007, I became the scientific director of the clinical research unit here at Denver Arthritis Clinic. Prior to this appointment, I was the administrative director of the clinical trials unit at Denver Arthritis Clinic for six years. As the scientific director, I am excited to institute new policies and programs that will promote more efficient clinical research, increase the types of diseases studied (RA, PSA, SLE, OP, OA) and improve customer service. I am currently on the Scientific Board for the CORRONA database registry. I have been co-chairman of the American College of Rheumatology Abstract Selection Committee for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, small molecules and biologic therapies. I was also a member of the ACR/EULAR Consensu Panel for revising international RA diagnostic criteria.
Prior to my clinical research responsibilities at Denver Arthritis Clinic, I held the position of research associate and staff physician at National Jewish Medical Center before joining the University of Colorado-Denver (UCD) in 1997. At UCD, I was an assistant professor of medicine and the director of clinical research for the Division of Rheumatology and Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. I was promoted to associate clinical professor of medicine in 2004.
I have published articles in a number of journals, including Critical Care Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Asthma & Immunology. Subjects of my writing include the molecular biology of cytokines in allergy and asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis diagnosis and management. I am committed to patient care and supporting investigations that achieve the highest quality of research and education.
Outside of clinic, my two adult children and my spouse, Dr. Marc Cohen, keep me on my toes. My personal interests include playing the piano and classical voice training. I sang with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus at the Aspen Music Festival in 2007. I love riding horses and was a former regional competitor in eventing. I now focus exclusively on dressage, competing at 4th level with my Dutch Warmblood mare, Sublina.