Faculty
Rheumatology Faculty group photo

Front Row (Left to right): Tina Mahajan, MD; Michelene Hearth-Holmes, MD, FACP; Amy Cannella, MD.
Back Row (Left to right): Alan Erickson, MD; Geoffrey Thiele, MD; Lynell Klassen, MD; Kaleb Michaud, PhD;
James O'Dell, MD; Michael Feely, MD; Marcus Snow, MD; Ted Mikuls, MD; Gerald Moore, MD

Division of Rheumatology & Immunology

James O'Dell, MD

Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Larson Professor of Medicine
Vice-Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine
Professor of Internal Medicine with tenure
Research Interests: Investigator-initiated clinical trials in RA, Treatment of Gout, Clinical Trial Design, Predicting response to therapy in RA
  
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Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Education, musculoskeletal ultrasound and rheumatoid arthritis
Michael J. Duryee
Instructor, Internal Medicine
Research Interests: The evaluation of post-translational protein modifications in autoimmune diseases and how these proteins work to break/initiate immune tolerance.  
Bryant England, MD
Bryant England, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Clinical and epidemiologic research in rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis-associated lung disease. epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology of rheumatic diseases. Comorbidities and multimorbidity in rheumatoid arthritis.
Alan Erickson, MD
Alan Erickson, MD
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Clinical research in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Michael Feely, MD
Michael Feely, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Inflammatory myopathies, rheumatoid arthritis
Michelene Hearth-Holmes, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Medical Education, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Lynell W. Klassen, M.D.
Robert L. Grissom Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Pathogenesis of autoimmunity and immunodeficiency
Tina Mahajan, MD
Tina Mahajan, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune lung disease
Jennifer Medlin, MD
Jennifer Medlin, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Lupus Skin Disease
Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Outcomes research in rheumatic diseases using modern epidemiological, econometric and biostatistical methods
Ted Mikuls, MD
Umbach Professor of Rheumatology
Vice-Chair Research, Department of Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Outcomes, epidemiology, and pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis
Health outcomes and quality of care in gout
 
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Gerald Moore, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UNMC College of Medicine
Research Interests: Educational research related to student performance and assessment
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Marcus Snow, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Scleroderma and Raynaud's Phenomenon
 Geoffrey Thiele, Ph.D. Geoffrey Thiele, PhD
Professor, Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Evaluation of the pathogenesis autoimmune disease