Alexandra Falconer

Registered Nutritional Therapist

Expertise: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

Education: Oregon Health and Science University

Highlights

I’m so excited to be part of Verywell and its mission of bringing reliable, practical, and up-to-date health information to the public. My work for Verywell and Dotdash is independent from my duties at the University of Washington.

— GRANT HUGHES, MD

Experience

Grant Hughes, MD, provides rheumatology care at Harborview Medical Center and UW Medical Center. His current academic interests include medical education and clinical immunology research. He has written on the topic of reproductive hormones and autoimmune rheumatic diseases in journals such as Nature Reviews RheumatologyAutoimmunity Reviews, and The Journal of Immunology. Dr. Hughes’s research and teaching efforts have been supported by the National Institutes of HealthLeap for Lupus, the Society of Family Planning, the Arthritis Foundation, and the Lupus Foundation of America.

Education

Dr. Hughes earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Oregon State University (1990) and his medical degree from the Oregon Health and Science University (2001, magna cum laude), where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed internal medicine (2003) and rheumatology training (2006) at the UW. Dr. Hughes did his post-doctoral research training in the laboratory of Edward A. Clark, PhD, UW Departments of Immunology and Microbiology and Division of Rheumatology.

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