Dr. John D. Reveille, professor and division director for the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics at McGovern Medical School, received a pair of major accolades from The Pan-American League of Associations for Rheumatology (PANLAR) in Argentina earlier this year.
At the PANLAR Congress, held April 7 to 10 in Buenos Aires, Reveille received the PANLAR Anibal Ruiz Moreno Gold Medal for his service to PANLAR as well as being awarded the title of “Master of Pan-American Rheumatology” for his professional and academic career in the interest of Rheumatology in the Americas. Dr. Anibal Ruiz Moreno was the Founding President of PANLAR in 1944, and Reveille served as PANLAR President from 2012 to 2014 and oversaw its incorporation as a 501c3 tax exempt entity incorporated in the United States.
Reveille received his rheumatology training at Johns Hopkins University in the 1980s and served as assistant professor at the University of Alabama for four years before he was recruited to McGovern Medical School in 1987. In 1997, Reveille was promoted to professor and received the Alfred and Anna Brohn Memorial Award for Service to the Lupus Foundation of America. He was the director of the North American Spondylitis Consortium from 1999 to 2004, and since 2006 has served as the P.I. of the NIH-funded Program Project on the Genetics of Spondyloarthritis and co-founder and member of the Executive Committee of the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network. In 2002, Reveille became the director of the Division of Rheumatology and he is a standing member of the Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin Diseases NIH Study Section and was chairman from 2008 to 2010.
Reveille is involved in Phase III studies of biologic therapies for ankylosing spondylitis and has been named as a “Super Doc” in Texas Monthly magazine every year since 2005 and Best Doctors in America since 2008.