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Kevin D. Deane, MD, PhD
Chair-Elect of the Western Region
Current Position: Dr. Kevin Deane is a Rheumatologist and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine.
Education: He received B.A. from the University of California, Davis, an M.D. from Loma Linda University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Denver.
Clinical Interest: Dr. Deane’s clinical interests span a wide variety of rheumatologic conditions. His research interests are in understanding the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) development, and in particular the period of time in RA prior to the development of the first clinical signs of disease. He focuses specifically on mucosal inflammation as a site of initial RA-related autoimmunity development, as well as preventive interventions for RA.
Current AFMR position: Chair-Elect of the Western Region
Dr. Goldkorn is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine and the University of Southern California. His laboratory-based research program focuses on developing the therapeutic and biomarker potential of circulating tumor cells, cancer stem cells, and telomerase. Graduate students, postdocs and medical students in the laboratory conduct experiments ranging from basic molecular research to translational medicine assays for clinical trials. These research activities synergize with our clinical activities and provide unique opportunities to translate our laboratory and clinical advances into better care for our patients.
Dr. Goldkorn earned his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his fellowship in hematology-oncology and post-doctoral research at University of California, San Francisco.
He was awarded the Outstanding Investigator for the Western Section of the American Federation for Medical Research in 2015. Currently, Dr. Goldkorn serves on the National Council of the AFMR as the President-Elect for the Western Section.