JointHealth™ express   November 20, 2012

Vancouver rheumatologist wins American award in his field

At last week’s American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, our very own Dr. John Esdaile is only the second Canadian to win the 2012 ACR Masters award. Recognition as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is one of the highest honours the College grants. It is given to ACR members, age 65 or older, who “have made outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through scholarly achievement and/or service to their patients, students, and profession.”

Dr. John Esdaile is an internationally respected rheumatologist who spearheaded the creation of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC), of which he is now the Scientific Director. ARC co-leads the National Arthritis Awareness Program with Arthritis Consumer Experts.

His areas of research interest include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. His publication of the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in systemic lupus erythematosus is considered a landmark paper that has altered the treatment of this disease for many patients.

Dr. Esdaile has written more than 180 publications in refereed journals, as well as more than two dozen books and book chapters. His writing includes Rheumatoid Arthritis: Plan to Win, along with co-authors Cheryl Koehn (president and founder of ACE) and Taysha Palmer.

His other achievements include:
  • The Distinguished Investigator Award at the 2005 Canadian Rheumatology Association meetings in Quebec
  • Being named a Kirkland Scholar by the Kirkland Foundation in New York, 2006
  • Being elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, 2007.
To learn more about Dr. Esdaile, click here.

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