- M.D.: Karls-Ruprecht University Heidelberg, Germany 1997
- Internship and Residency: University of Massachusetts, Worcester MA 2003
- Post-doctoral Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University, Rheumatology
Dr. Thomas Grader-Beck received his M.D. degree from Karls Ruprecht University in Heidelberg (Germany). He completed his Internship and Residency at the University of Massachusetts (Worcester), and finished his post-doctoral Fellowship in Rheumatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2003. His clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory joint disease with a focus on rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and inflammatory spondylarthropathies. He has a special interest in secondary Sjogren’s syndrome, a systemic autoimmune disease that leads to dryness of the eyes and mouth that is frequently associated with inflammatory arthritis.
Dr. Grader-Beck’s research interests are focused on the pathogenesis of systemic autoimmune diseases as well as on the use of information technology to improve patient outcomes in systemic autoimmune diseases.