• Rheumatology

    Kenneth Saag, MD, MSc, is Jane Knight Lowe Professor of Medicine, Division of

    Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

    (UAB) in Birmingham, Alabama and Professor of Epidemiology, at the UAB School of

    Public Health.


    Dr. Saag is a native of Chicago, following studies in engineering at the University of

    Michigan, he returned to Chicago for medical school and Internal Medicine Residency at

    Northwestern University. He then traveled to the University of Iowa for his

    rheumatology and epidemiology training and remained on the faculty there until moving

    to UAB in 1998.


    Dr. Saag’s is the founding Director of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

    Deep South Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, the UAB Center of

    Research Translation in Gout and Hyperuricemia, and the UAB Outcomes Research

    Center. He also serves as a Vice Chair for the UAB Department of Medicine. He has

    published over 300 peer reviewed manuscripts; has also authored more than 100

    reviews, editorials, and book chapters. Recently he published the first edition of the

    clinical handbook Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis.


    Dr. Saag is on the Finance Committee of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

    and the Gout and Uric Acid Society Board of Directors and he also serves as President

    on the Board of Trustees of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

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