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 Curriculum Vitae     July 9, 2020  

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Academic Title: Professor Emeritus of Medicine,

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine,

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Citizenship:   U.S.A.

E-mail:       m.asimkhan@gmail.com

Phone No:  (440-289-6628)   Fax No:  (216) 778-8376

Mailing Address: 1722 Coe’s Post Run, Westlake, Ohio 44145 USA


Board Certification:

♦ American Board of Internal Medicine, June 1972
♦ Royal College of Physicians, London, England (MRCP), January 1973
♦ American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Rheumatology, October 1974

Licensure: State Medical Board, State of Ohio (FLEX), August 1973


Faculty Appointments:

All at CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH:

o Senior Instructor in Medicine July 1, 1973 June 30, 1974​
o Assistant Professor of Medicine July 1, 1974 June 30, 1981
o Associate Professor of Medicine July 1, 1981 June 30, 1989
o Awarded Tenure on July 1, 1983
o Professor of Medicine since July 1, 1989
o Professor Emeritus of Medicine since July 1, 2012​​​​

Awards and Honors:

• 2002: Distinguished Rheumatologist Award from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
• 2003: Elected Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP)
• 2009: Elected Master of the ACR (MACR)
• 2012: Professor Emeritus of Medicine award by the CWRU.
• 2014: Inducted into Medical Hall of Honor of MetroHealth Medical Center 
▪ 1988: Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) 
▪ 1978: Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)
▪ Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) Awards:
- 1998: Lifetime of Dedication and Devotion to People with Spondylitis Award
- 2005: The first recipient of the SAA’s Greg Field Award “Given to individuals with ankylosing spondylitis who have persevered and gone on to be of service to others”
• 2013: Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network(SPARTAN): Lifetime Achievement Award “For a lifetime of commitment and success in advancing spondyloarthritis treatment and research”
▪ 2015: Ohio Association of Rheumatology (OAR): Lifetime Achievement Award
▪ 1998: Distinguished Alumnus Award of Academic Excellencefrom the King Edward Medical College (KEMC) Alumni Association of North America
▪ Awards from KEMC, Lahore, Pakistan: 

         1962 - Neil Memorial Silver Medal for 1st position in Anatomy  

         1962 - Burton Brown Silver Medal for 1st position in Physiology

         1964 - Raghbir Sahai Memorial Prize: 1st position, Surgery Minor

• 1966: Pakistan Army Medical Corps Service Medal 
▪ Other Awards: Teaching Excellence Awards from MetroHealth Medical Center in 2006 and 2011, and nationally listed as the “Best Doctors in America” from 2005 to 2012


Graduate Education:

1960: Premedical degree (FSc): Government College, Punjab University,      Lahore, Pakistan

1965:?Medical degree (MBBS), King Edward Medical College, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan 



Postgraduate Training;


Pakistan Army Medical Corps; 1965 – 1966; Rank: Captain

Senior House Officer, Medicine: Mayo Hospital, Lahore, November 1966 June 1967

United Kingdom:

Senior House Officer, Orthopedics and Trauma: Highlands General Hospital, Winchmore Hill, London; August 1967 January 1968

House Officer, Internal Medicine: Rush Green Hospital, Romford, Essex, February 1968 August 1968

Senior House Officer, Internal Medicine: St. Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight, August 1968 June 1969

United States of America:

1st Year: Internal Medicine Residency, 1969 – 1970; Lakewood Hospital, Lakewood, OH 

2nd Year: Internal Medicine Residency, 1970 – 1971, VA Hospital/CWRU, Cleveland, OH

3rd Year: Resident in Internal Medicine; Subspecialty Rheumatology, 1971 – 1972, at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital (CMGH) / CWRU, Cleveland. [CMGH is now renamed MetroHealth Medical Center (MHMC)]. 

4th Year: Robert M. Stecher Fellow in Rheumatology, 1972 – 1973, CMGH / CWRU, Cleveland, 


Research Interests: 

• Clinical and genetic studies of ankylosing spondylitis and related spondyloarthritis
• Clinical and genetic studies of rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases
• Early diagnosis and effective management of rheumatic diseases
• HLA-B*27 and its subtypes
• Clinical rheumatology

    [Most of the research was funded primarily by the

     Irma Bender Arthritis Research Fund]


Membership in professional organizations:

o American College of Rheumatology; Master 
o Royal College of Physicians, London; Fellow 
o Cleveland Rheumatism Society 
o Honorary Life Member of: Pakistan Society for Rheumatology
o British Society for Rheumatology (from 1996 to 2006)
o Founding Member of:

           ASAS (Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society), 

        SPARTAN (Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network), and 

        GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis) 


Advisory board membership and other advisory rules:

• National Advisory Board for National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders (NIAMS): Member from 1992 to 1995
• Spondylitis Association of America (SAA): Medical and Scientific Advisory Board since 1986, Chairman 199193​
• Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS); formerly called “Assessment of Ankylosing Spondylitis”: Founding Member since its inception in1995; and Member Advisory Board from 2002 to 2010.
• Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN): Member of the Steering Committee from 2003 to 2011. Member Education Committee since 2014. Member Board of Directors from 2015 to 2018.
• International Congress of Spondyloarthritis Meetings (Ghent, Belgium): Member of the Scientific Committee from 2000-2014.
• Pharmaceutical Companies: Various roles, such as member of Medical Advisory Boards, speaker, consultant, clinical studies, member Safety Monitoring Committee, etc.


Editorial board membership:

• Current Rheumatology Reports: Section Editor, Spondyloarthritis (Previously was named as “Seronegative Arthritis”)
• International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.. Associate Editor
• SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine: Editorial Board Member
• UpToDate: Peer Reviewer in 2003, and since 2016
• Rheumatology Editorial has Consultant to “ACP Smart Medicine” (formerly called Physician Information and Education Resource or “PIER”), from June 2002 till 2015 when this on-line education resource of the American College of Physicians was discontinued.
• Rheumatology Editorial Consultant to InPractice, an on-line education resource for internists and rheumatologists, from its inception in 2013 till 2016 when it was discontinued.
• Medscape Editorial Board: Advisor
• Value-Based Care in Rheumatology: Member Advisory Editorial Board since 2012
• Revista Latinoamericana de Psoriasis y Artritis: Member of the Editorial Board 
• Previous Editorial Board memberships:  

Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology: 1988

Autoimmunity Forum, Rheumatology Edition: 1989

​Current Opinion in Rheumatology: Section Editor for 9 years (from 1993 to 2001)

      Joint Bone Spine till 2010

      Clinical Rheumatology till 2010

​International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Future Rheumatology) till 2015


Editorial Reviewer:

      Arthritis and Rheumatism​

Journal of Rheumatology

Annals of Rheumatic Diseases

Nature Reviews Rheumatology


Arthritis Research & Therapy

Joint Bone Spine 


International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology

Clinical Rheumatology 

Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology

Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology 

Journal of Clinical Rheumatology

Annals of Internal Medicine

American Journal of Medicine

Archives of Internal Medicine


Service for the ACR (formerly ARA):

♦ Awarded the ACR’s Distinguished Rheumatologist Award in 2000.
♦ Elected a Master (MACR) by the ACR in 2009.
♦ ACR Annual Meeting Planning Committee Member: From 2001 to 2004.
♦ ACR Clinical Review Course Organizer and Moderator, from 2002 to 2004.
♦ ACR/ARA Annual Scientific Meetings Abstract Selection Committee Member (Subsection Spondyloarthropathies) for 20 years (from 1984 to 1995; and in 1999, 2001, 2006 and, 2008).
♦ ARA Annual Scientific Meetings Program Committee, 1984-1986.
♦ “Meet the Professor" sessions at the ACR Annual Scientific Meetings for 7 years (in Boston 1991; Atlanta 1992; San Antonio 1993; Minneapolis 1994; Washington, DC 2006; Boston 2007 and San Francisco  2008).
♦ "Meet the Professor" session and Speaker, Annual State-of-the-Art (SOTA) ACRClinical Symposium, Chicago, IL, April 26 – 27, 2014.
♦ Started the Spondyloarthropathy Study Group at the ACR Annual Meetings in 1992and chaired the first two meetings (1992 and 1993).
♦ Council Member, ACR Central Region: from 1993 to 1996.   


Service for the American College of Physicians:

• Elected a Master of the American College of Physician (MACP) in 2003; MACP is the highest category of membership in the ACP, the second largest physician group in USA.
• Editorial Consultant since June 2002 to American College of Physicians’ on-line ACP Smart Medicine (formerly called Physician Information and Education Resource or“PIER”). Author of the chapter “Ankylosing Spondylitis” and its updates since 2002till 2015 when this on-line education resource was discontinued.
• Assisted in preparation of Rheumatology MKSAP (Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program), 2nd Edition 1997, and wrote the chapters on ‘Spondyloarthropathies’, and ‘Axial Pain Syndromes: Back and Neck Pain’.


Service for the NIH), NIAMS, FDA:


• Invited speaker, Spondyloarthritis 2006: The Unmet Needs Conference, sponsored by NIAMS and the Spondylitis Association of America, held at the NIH campus, Bethesda, Maryland on March 30-31, 2006.
• Faculty Member, Development of a Guidance Document on Ankylosing Spondylitis Meeting (request from the FDA); Bethesda, Maryland, October 29-31, 2002.
• Member, NIH Study Section Review of R01 R21 RFA AR-00-008 (Spondyloarthropathies: New Approach to Pathogenesis), July 18, 2001.
• Invited participant, “Ankylosing Spondylitis Research: HLA-B27 and Beyond”, sponsored by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders (NIAMS) and the Spondylitis Association of America, held at the NIH campus, Bethesda, Maryland on September 1-2, 1998.
• Member, National Advisory Board for NIAMS from 1992 to 1995.
• Invited participant in the Workshop on Clinical Investigations/Trials in Rheumatology, held at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland on February 4, 1992.
• Invited participant (by NIAMS), in the Symposium and Workshop on Spondyloarthropathies and HLAB27, organized by the Institute of Rheumatology of the Russian Academy of Medicine, held at St. Petersburg, Russia, October 2731, 1992. Consultant, Institute of Rheumatology, Moscow, Russia, November 25, 1992 (under U.S.Russia Cooperative Program on Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Diseases).
• Advisor to the NIAMS project "US/USSR Epidemiological Studies of the Spondyloarthropathies in Circumpolar Populations," Seward, Alaska, June 3-5, 1991.
• Invited participant in the NIAMS Workshop on Studies of the Rheumatic Diseases in Pima Indians, Phoenix, Arizona on October 31, 1991.
• Invited participant in the NIAMS Meeting of the "US/USSR Epidemiological Studies of the Spondyloarthropathies in Circumpolar Populations," Boston, Massachusetts, November 2122, 1991.
• Member of the Planning Committee for the Workshop on Immunogenetics of the Rheumatic Diseases, June 2122, 1988; NIH, Bethesda, MD. Chairperson of the session on Spondyloarthropathies. Proceedings published in Am J Med (Suppl. 6A):161, 1988.
• Chairperson of the Workgroup on Spondylitic Disorders at Prevention Conference on Arthritis, sponsored by National Arthritis Advisory Board (cosponsoring agencies = NIADDK & Dept. of Defense).  Held at Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia, July 1922, 1983.


Service for the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA)

• The first recipient of the Spondylitis Association of America’s Greg Field Awardin 2005. This award is given to “individuals with ankylosing spondylitis who have persevered and gone on to be of service to others”.
• Received an award from SAA in 1998 for “A lifetime of dedication and devotion to people with spondylitis.”
• Chairman of the SAA Medical and Scientific Advisory Board from 1991 to`1993
▪ Member of the SAA Medical and Scientific Advisory Board since 1986. 


Service for the spondyloarthritis research organizations:

Founding Member of all of these three professional research organizations for spondyloarthritis: 

ASAS: Assessment in SpondyloArthritis international Society

SPARTAN: SpondyloArthritis Research and Treatment Network 

GRAPPA: Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis 


International Congress on Spondyloarthritis:

Member of the Scientific Committee from 1998 till 2014


Arthritis Foundation:

▪ Wrote the chapters on Ankylosing Spondylitis in the Primer on Rheumatic Diseases;10th Edition (1993) and 11th Editions (1997). 
▪ Helped revise Medical Information Series booklet on Ankylosing Spondylitis (2nd Edition, 1987).


Scientific publications:


•  Mease P, Khan MA (Eds). AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS.  Elsevier.. 2019, pp. 1-305. ISBN: 9780323568005. eBook: 978-0-323-56801-2Paperback: 978-0-323-56800-5


• Khan MA: ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS-AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS.  Professional Communications, Inc. (PCI). West Islip, NY. November 2016, pp. 1-333. ISBN: 978-1-943236-08-4


• Khan MA: ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. 2009, pp. 1-147. 


• Khan MA: ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS: THE FACTS. Oxford University Press, Oxford,       UK, 2002; pp.1-193. 
o Portuguese translation was published in 2004 
o Japanese translation was published in 2008
o Persian (Farsi) translation was published in 2008 
o Spanish translation was published in 2012


• Khan MA (Ed): Ankylosing spondylitis and related spondyloarthropathies. Spine: State of the Art Reviews. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. September 1990.


•  Khan MA: (Guest Editor):. Ankylosing Spondylitis: Burden of Illness; Diagnosis, and Effective Treatment.  J Rheumatol Suppl 2006; Sep;78:1-33


• Khan MA: (Guest Editor). Spondyloarthropathies.  Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. February 1992


Section Editor:

• Current Opinion in Rheumatology: Section Spondyloarthropathies. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. From 1993 to 2001:                                                                                               
• Since 2006: Current Rheumatology Reports, Section Spondyloarthropathies Springer-Nature 


Editorial consultant for on-line physician education sources:

• UpToDate: Peer Reviewer in 2003, and since 2016
• American College of Physicians’ on-line “ACP Smart Medicine” (formerly called Physician Information and Education Resource or“PIER”): Authored the chapter “Ankylosing Spondylitis” and its updates since from 2002 to 2015. 
• InPractice Rheumatology: It was an on-line knowledge source. Co-author of the chapter on “Spondyloarthritis” 2013 – 2016.                                                                     


Other Publications:

    (Not included in this brief CV)

o 50 Book chapters  
o >240 Scientific articles
o 149 Scientific abstracts 
o 37 Letters-to-editor



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