Gary S. Firestein, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences
Director, Altman Clinical & Translational Research Institute
UC San Diego Health Sciences

Chair of the Executive Committee, UC BRAID (Biomedical Research, Acceleration, Integration & Development) Consortium

For Scholarly Journals
Editor-in-Chief, Kelley Textbook of Rheumatology

Advisory Positions
Board of Directors, Veterans Medical Research Foundation
Advisory Council, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Chair, American College of Rheumatology Committee on Journal Publications

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Honors and Awards

1996                  Elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

1998                  Carol-Nachman Prize for Rheumatology

2000                  Ruitinga van Swieten Visiting Professor, University of Amsterdam

2002                  Elected to Association of American Physicians

2002                  Visiting Professor, and Physician-in-Chief Pro-Tempore, Hospital for Special
Surgery, New York

2003                   Visiting Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

2004                   Weichselbaum-Landsteiner Lecture, University of Vienna

2006                    Simon Dworkin Lecture, McGill University

2006                    Lee C. Howley, Sr. Prize for Arthritis Research

2007                    Elected to the Henry Kunkel Society

2007                    Walter Bauer Visiting Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital

2009                    American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Basic Investigator Award

2009                    Boland Lecture, Mayo Clinic

2010                    Visiting Professor, Feinstein Institute, New York

2010                    Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award, Arthritis Foundation

2012                    Edward Harris, Jr Memorial Lecture, American College of Rheumatology

2012                    Johns Hopkins Distinguished Alumnus Award

2013                    Knowles Lecture, Arthritis Foundation

2013                    Arthur DeGraff Lecture, NYU


Dr. Gary Firestein

Distinguished Alumnus Award for scientific achievement from the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, 2012:

Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award from the Arthritis Foundation, 2010, and
American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Investigator Award, 2009: Mentioned in ACTRI bio.