Scher, JoseUSA

    For over a decade, I have trained in the fields of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology and have pursued a patient-oriented, physician-scientist career. I have focused my research on the pathogenesis of Psoriatic and Rheumatoid arthritis. As a physician-scientist working between the bench and the bedside, I help translate basic findings into daily patient care and have devoted my research focus to understanding clinical and mechanistic factors implicated in the development of PsA and RA. I have founded and now direct the Psoriatic Arthritis Center (PAC) at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Microbiome Center for Rheumatology and Autoimmunity (MiCRA), mostly clinical and translational research-oriented facilities to study the early environmental and immunologic events in psoriatic diseases and related disorders. My responsibilities include clinical study design, supervision of patient screening and enrollment, organization of biosample handling, de-identification and storage, the analyses of immunologic assays and microbiome sequencing, and the integration of all data and meta-data generated. Pertinent to my interest in therapeutics and interventional studies, I am also serving as an expert member for the development of the ACR guidelines for psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and as one of seven members of the FDAs Arthritis Advisory Committee (2016-2020). I am also the PI of an NIH-R03 to study pharmacomicrobiomics in PsA and the site PI for two other NIH-R01-funded, multi-center clinical trials (PARC: Ogdie PI; and TARGET: Bathon/Solomon MPIs).

    1. Scher JU. The 2018 landscape of RA, PsA, and SpA pathogenesis. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2017 Oct 13. doi: 10.1097/BOR.0000000000000461. [Epub ahead of print]
    2. Manasson J, Shen N, Garcia Ferrer HR, Ubeda C, Iraheta I, Heguy A, Von Feldt JM, Espinoza LR, Kutzbach AG, Segal LN, Ogdie A, Clemente JC, Scher JU. Gut Microbiota Perturbations in Reactive Arthritis and Post-Infectious Spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Oct 26. doi: 10.1002/art.40359. [Epub ahead of print]
    3. Okhovat JP, Ogdie A, Reddy SM, Rosen CF, Scher JU, Merola JF. Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Clinics Multicenter Advancement Network Consortium (PPACMAN) Survey: Benefits and Challenges of Combined Rheumatology-dermatology Clinics. J Rheumatol. 2017;44(5):693-694
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