Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Clinical Director of Rheumatology
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Scientific Director
Director, Scientific Services
Associate Director, Scientific Services
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This program is intended for rheumatologists, dermatologists, and other healthcare professionals caring for patients with psoriatic arthritis.
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