Dr. Karp is the 84th president of the American College of Rheumatology. He is chief of the Rheumatic Diseases Division at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, a role he has held for the past 18 years.
For the past 15 years, Dr. Karp’s research has focused on systemic lupus erythematosus, including the of use of genomics and proteomics to help understand disease progression. He joined the ACR during his fellowship and has been involved as a volunteer for the past 17 years, serving in various committee roles, leading the Rheumatology Research Foundation and serving on the ACR Board of Directors’ Executive Committee.
Dr David R. Karp, president of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), outlines some of the legislative and regulatory developments of last year that had significant impacts on rheumatology practices and provides a policy outlook for the year ahead.