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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
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.