CLIFTON O. BINGHAM III, MD OMERACT Executive Committee & Technical Advisory Group Member Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Johns Hopkins University Director, Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center Baltimore, Maryland, USA Appointments Associate Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Rheumatology and Allergy, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Director, Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center Director, Rheumatology Clinics Director, Johns Hopkins Arthritis Website Research Interests Dr. Bingham's research interests are focused on identifying pathophysiologic mechanism-based disease phenotypes, which will accelerate the development of targeted therapeutics for inflammatory arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and osteoarthritis (OA). His initial research was focused on laboratory-based studies evaluating mechanisms of cytokine regulation of eicosanoid biosynthetic pathway enzymes. He then transitioned to a clinical- translational research focus with extensive experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials of new therapies for RA, OA, and other autoimmune diseases. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the international Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials (OMERACT) group. He was a member of the recent international group that has revised the classification criteria for RA, permitting the diagnosis of earlier disease to facilitate treatment with disease modifying agents. His current research focuses on oral health in inflammatory arthritis, defining clinical and biochemical disease phenotypes related to therapeutic responses in RA and OA, and developing rational clinical trial designs and outcomes. He was recently awarded an American College of Rheumatology "Within Our Reach" grant to study Periodontal Disease in patients with RA. Clinical Interests Therapeutic agents for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spondlyoarthritis, and Osteoarthritis Patient reported outcomes in arthritis Patient and health care provider education Selected Publications He has authored more than 55 original articles, reviews, and editorials, 12 book chapters, several topics in UpToDate in Medicine, and more than 80 abstracts. A listing of some of these publications can be found by clicking here. Education MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Internship and Residency (Internal Medicine): Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center Post-doctoral Fellowships (Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology): Brigham and Women's Hospital Societies American College of Rheumatology (ACR) American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Other Positions Co-Editor, Arthritis and Rheumatism Associate Editor, Clinical Care in the Rheumatic Diseases (3rd Edition) He has been active in American College of Rheumatology and Arthritis Foundation committees and has chaired meetings, study groups, and grant review sections.