Rory M. Marks, MD, was appointed Director of the Rheumatology Training Program in August 2004. Dr. Marks is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine. He received his undergraduate and graduate medical education at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia (1970-1976), trained in Internal Medicine, Clinical Immunology and Pathology from 1977-1986, and was a post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan from 1987-1990 before his appointment in the Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Marks is Board certified in Rheumatology, and maintains his original certification in Clinical Immunology and in Pathology. Dr. Marks maintains a strong interest in clinical care and fellow education, including an interest in the teaching and quantitative evaluation of the Core competencies.
David A. Fox, MD, has been Division Chief since 1990. He received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1970-1974) and his MD degree from Harvard Medical School (1974-1978). Following training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (1978-1982), he pursued a Research Fellowship with Drs. Stuart Schlossman and Ellis Reinherz at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center (1982-l985) in the area of human T cell activation. He was appointed Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Michigan in 1985, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1990 and Professor in 1995. He holds a joint appointment as a faculty member in the U-M Programs in Immunology and in Cellular and Molecular Biology, and supervises pre-doctoral PhD trainees in that capacity. He also serves as Director of the Hybridoma Core facility for the U-M Medical School. Dr. Fox has been involved in the training of research scientists in Rheumatology since 1986.
More than half of our faculty members have prominent roles in training our fellows, including didactic teaching, ambulatory clinic and inpatient mentoring/supervision, and research mentoring.