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2015 ACR Masters


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Recognition as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology is one of the highest honors the ACR bestows on a member. This distinction is given to members age 65 or older who have made outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through scholarly achievement and/or service to their patients, students, and profession. Since 1987, the ACR has honored more than 300 exceptional leaders in the field of rheumatology as Masters.

Masters_Amigo Mary-Carmen Amigo, MD
Head, Rheumatology Service
The American British Cowdray (ABC) Medical Center
Mexico City, Mexico
Masters_Breedveld Ferdinand Breedveld, MD
Professor of Rheumatology
Head, Department of Rheumatology
Head, Division of Internal Medicine
Head, Leiden University Medical Centre
Leiden University
Leiden, The Netherlands
Masters_Calabreese Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
RJ Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
RJ Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Masters_Cohen Stanley Cohen, MD
Medical Director
Rheumatology Division
Presbyterian Hospital
Clinical Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Southwestern Medical School
Co-Medical Director
Metroplex Clinical Research Center
Masters_Curran James Curran, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Chicago
Masters_Dore Robin K. Dore, MD
Robin K. Dore MD, Inc.
Tustin, Calif.
Masters_Edwards N. Lawrence Edwards, MD
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chairman
Department of Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, Fla.
Masters_Gay Prof. Dr. Med. Steffen Gay
Professor of Experimental Rheumatology
University of Zurich
University Hospital, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland
Masters_Helliwell Philip Helliwell, MD, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology
Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom
Masters_Higgins Gloria Higgins, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus
The Ohio State University Department of Pediatrics
Division of Rheumatology
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, Ohio
Masters_Hoffman Bruce Hoffman, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Aria Health System
Masters_Inman Robert Inman, MD
Professor of Medicine and Immunology
University of Toronto
Deputy Physician in Chief, Research
University Health Network
Director, Spondylitis Program
Toronto Western Hospital
Senior Scientist
Toronto Western Research Institute
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Masters_Kvien Tore Kvien, MD, PhD
Head, Department of Rheumatology
Diakonhjemmet Hospital
Professor, University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway
Masters_Lundberg Ingrid Lundberg, MD, PhD
Full Professor of Rheumatology, Senior Consultant
Rheumatology Unit
Department of Medicine
Karolinska University Hospital, Solna
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden
Masters_Moldanodo Jose Maldonado-Cocco, MD
Consulting Professor of Rheumatology
University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Masters_Mody Girish M. Mody, MD
Aaron Beare Family Professor of Rheumatology
School of Clinical Medicine
College of Health Sciences
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Durban, South Africa
Masters_Oen Kiem Oen, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Masters_Passo Murray H. Passo, MD, MEd
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, S.C.
Masters_Prete Pamela E. Prete, MD, FACP
Section Chief of Rheumatology
Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital
Professor Emerita of Medicine, Recalled
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, Calif.
Masters_Romain Paul Romain, MD
Deputy Editor
Waltham, Mass.
Division of Rheumatology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Masters_Rosenberg Alan Rosenberg, MD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Masters_Schimmer Barry Schimmer, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Chief, Section on Rheumatology
Pennsylvania Hospital
Masters_Schned Eric Schned, MD
Park Nicollet Clinic
Masters_Smolen Josef Smolen, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chairman, Department of Medicine 3
Division of Rheumatology
Medical University of Vienna
Chairman, 2nd Department of Medicine
Hietzing Hospital
Vienna, Austria
Masters_Strand Vibeke Strand, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Division of Immunology/Rheumatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Biopharmaceutical Consultant
Stanford, Calif.
Masters_vanderLinden Sjef van der Linden, MD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Masters_Wallace Daniel Wallace, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of Rheumatology Fellowship Program
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Masters_Weinblatt Michael E. Weinblatt, MD
R. Bruce and Joan M. Mickey Distinguished Chair in Rheumatology
Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
John R. and Eileen K. Riedman Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Masters_West Sterling West, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colo.
Masters_Yood Robert A. Yood, MD
Chief of Rheumatology
Reliant Medical Group and Saint Vincent Hospital
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Mass.
Masters_Youinou Pierre Youinou, MD, DSc
Professor Emeritus
Department of Immunopathology
European University of Brittany
Brest, France