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Neil A. Braunstein, M.D.
Education and Training:
- 7/00-6/02 Fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- 6/97-6/00 Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- 8/93-5/97 M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- 9/89-12/92 B.A. Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- 2006-Present Southwest Medical Associates, Las Vegas, NV Rheumatologist. Chief, Divisions of Rheumatology and Neurology
- 2002-2006 Westmoreland Primary Health Center, Greensburg, PA Rheumatologist.
- Lionel Schachna, Thomas A. Medsger Jr., James H. Dauber, Fredrick M. Wigley, Neil A. Braunstein, Barbara White, Virginia D. Steen, John V. Conte, Stephen C. Yang, Kenneth R. McCurry, Marvin C. Boria, David E. Plaskon, Jonathan B. Orens, Allan C. Gelber. "Lung transplantation in scleroderma compared with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension." Arthritis & Rheumatism - 01-DEC-2006; 54(12): 3954-61.
- Lionel Schachna, Allan C. Gelber, Neil A. Braunstein, Thomas A. Medsger, Jr., Fredrick M. Wigley, Barbara White, Virginia D. Steen, John V. Conte, Steven C. Yang, Kenneth R. McCurry, David E. Plaskon, Marvin C. Borja, James H. Dauber, Jonathan B. Orens. "Survival Following Lung Transplantation in Systemic Sclerosis Compared With Other Transplant Indications." ACR poster presentation, October 2003.
- Lionel Schachna, Neil A. Braunstein, James H. Dauber, Frederick M. Wigley, Thomas A. Medsger, Jr., Barbara White, Virginia D. Steen, John V. Conte, Steven C. Yang, Kenneth R. McCurry, Judith Vensak, Marvin C. Borja, Allen C. Gelber, Jonathan B. Orens. "Lung Transplantation for Systemic Sclerosis Compared with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Increased Early Mortality but Comparable Survival at one Year." ACR poster presentation, October 2002.
Certifications and Memberships:
- Fellow Member - American College of Rheumatology
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Rheumatology - 2002
- American Board of Internal Medicine - 2000, 2010
- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine -- Awarded the Bernhard A. Goldmann Prize in Dermatology
Dr. John S. Adams, M.D.
Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery
(Vice Chair for Research, UCLA-Orthopaedic Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Director, Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center Associated Director, UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medicine And Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology UCLA)
Dr. Adams is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Adams has focused his research on sterol synthesis and metabolism, vitamin D and steroid hormone action, and osteoporosis. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Science, Cell, Endocrinology, Molecular Endocrinology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of of Clinical Investigation, Annals of Internal Medicine and The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Adams serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Adams is an active member of several professional committees on the national scene. He currently serves on the Skeletal Biology Development and Disease, the Orthopedic Study Section for grant review at the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Adams received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in endocrinology and internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
José Luis Millán, Ph.D.
Sanford Children's Health Research Center
Dr. Millán joined the Institute as a Rotary International fellow on August 4, 1977; just 10 months after the Institute had started operations (on October 1, 1976) as the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation housed in an old Scripps Clinic Building on 417 S. Coast Blvd, downtown La Jolla. What was initially a 9-month training stint turned into a lifetime of fascination with, and commitment to, basic and translational research. Dr. Millán, after obtaining his Ph. D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Umeĺ, Sweden, returned to and developed his entire career at the (now) Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.
Dr. Millán's current research in elucidating the basic mechanisms that control the initiation of skeletal mineralization has led to significant translational applications, such as the development and implementation of the first successful treatment for Infantile Hypophosphatasia (a genetic form of rickets) and current efforts to prevent and treat vascular calcification, a condition common in end-stage renal disease, obesity, diabetes and aging. His research also focuses on understanding what factors determine the composition of the gut microbiota and control fatty acid absorption, a subject of relevance to understanding obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, all major afflictions of our modern, often sedentary, way of life.
José Luis Millán received his early training in clinical chemistry/biochemistry at the University Of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and joined the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation, the predecessor of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, in 1977 as a trainee in Clinical enzymology. Dr. Millán completed his Ph.D. studies at the University of Umeĺ, Sweden in 1983 and after a period of postdoctoral training at the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation he was appointed Assistant Professor in 1986, promoted to Associate Professor in 1989 and to Full Professor in 1994 at the same institution. He also held the Chair of Medical Genetics at the Department of Medical Biosciences, School of Medicine, Umeĺ University, Umeĺ, Sweden from 1995 to 2000. Dr. Millán is currently Professor at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and maintains an adjunct affiliation with the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery, Murcia, Spain.
Matthew T. Drake, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
Dr. Matthew T. Drake is a Consultant in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Drake received his AB degree from Harvard College and completed his MD and PhD degrees at Washington University in St. Louis. His clinical training in Internal Medicine was performed at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Drake completed his Endocrinology fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic, where he subsequently joined the staff in 2007. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Dr. Drake has received numerous awards, including the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Young Investigator Award and the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine New Investigator Award. He currently serves on the ASBMR Professional Practice Committee. In his clinical practice, Dr. Drake is involved in providing care to patients with a variety of metabolic bone diseases including hypophosphatasia. In addition, he performs translational research with areas of interest including understanding the mechanisms underlying age-associated bone loss, as well as the basis by which monoclonal gammopathies induce bone loss and fractures.