Blue Ribbon Panel 2022

We are thrilled to introduce the Blue Ribbon Panel for RheumMadness 2022.  This panel of distinguished rheumatologists will vote to determine which teams advance in the tournament.  The more your predictions match those of the panel, the more points you will get in the tournament!  Learn more about our panelists below.

Belinda Birnbaum, MD, is a rheumatologist at the Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists Association in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Follow her at @BelindaBirnbaum

Ashira Blazer, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Follow her at @ashira_md.

Kevin Byram, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Co-director of The Vanderbilt Vasculitis Clinic, and Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Rheumatology Fellowship Program. Follow him at @kwbyram.

Anisha Dua, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Director of the Northwestern Rheumatology Fellowship Program and Director of the Vasculitis Center. Follow her at @anisha_dua.

Al Kim, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSTL), Co-director of the WUSTL Lupus Clinic. Follow him at @alhkim.

Laura Lewandowski, MS, MD, is an Assistant Clinical Investigator at the National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), and Head of the Lupus Genomics and Global Health Disparities Unit. Follow her at @LauraLewMad11.

Iman Qaiser, MD, is a first-year rheumatology fellow at LSU Health Shreveport. Follow her at @imanqwho.

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