Anna E. Patrick, MD, PhD

Anna E. Patrick, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Rheumatology
2141 Blakemore Ave
Room / Suite
1506
Nashville
Tennessee
37212
(615) 322-4397

Specialty
Pediatric Rheumatology
MS
University of Pennsylvania, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Residency
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Pediatrics
Fellowship
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Clinical Interests

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Autoimmune Disease, Autoinflammatory Disease, Immunology, Genetics

Research Information

Dr. Patrick's work focuses on identifying and characterizing pathogenic molecular pathways in juvenile idiopathic arthritis and pediatric autoimmune disease.  Her research program employs the study of rare monogenetic mutations associated with disease manifestations to discover novel pathways involved in autoimmunity.  This strategy defines the relationship of these pathways to the broader disease population.  She has elucidated the role of GATA3, a gene critical for T cell differentiation and function, in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.  Her research program involves studies in primary human cells using molecular biology, immunology, and next generation sequencing techniques. 

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