K. P. Machold
Klaus Peter Machold was born in September 30, 1958 in Vienna, Austria. He holds an M.D. degree. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of medicine and the Deputy Head of the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna. After graduation from Medical School, he made basic research on T-cells and interleukins at the Rheumatology Laboratory of the 2nd Medical Department at the University of Vienna. From May 1986 to September 1991, he had a clinical training as a Resident in internal medicine, thereafter as a Resident in rheumatology until October 1995. During residency, he received a scientific postdoctoral fellowship at the Scripps Clinic and The University of California San Diego (1989 to 1991) with research on ommunoglobulin production in human B cells and human rheumatoid factor production in SCID mice. From 1995, he established the Clinical Research Group at the Division of Rheumatology (Head: Josef S. Smolen). Since then, his main interest is in clinical research, especially in rheumatoid arthritis, early arthritis, osteoarthritis, and scleroderma. Moreover, he is a Clinical Lead Investigator in multicenter and multinational clinical trials (SAVE, DINORA, PRERA). His current fields of activity (besides caring for patients in both outpatient and stationary settings) include standards of patient management, imaging (in particular, ultrasound) in rheumatic diseases, and conduct of clinical research projects. In addition, he is a Member of the Austrian Society for Internal Medicine, Austrian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine, Austrian Society for Rheumatology, EULAR Standing Committee on Clinical Affairs (ESCCA, formerly ESCISIT), European Board of Rheumatology of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), and American College of Rheumatology. Machold is a Treasurer at the Austrian Society for Rheumatology and a Member of the Ethics Committee of the Medical University of Vienna and the Vienna General Hospital.
Biography Updated on 28 September 2009