Familial Mediterranean Fever Laboratory

Key investigators

  • Terri Getzug, MD - Director, Familial Mediterranean Fever Clinic
  • Wayne Grody, MD, PhD - Director,UCLA Genetics Laboratory

Co-investigator

  • Ariella Sarkissian, BA

Current/future research projects

The UCLA Familial Mediterranean Fever Clinic was founded in the early 1960s and is one of the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 700 registered patients. It offers comprehensive interdisciplinary expertise with specialists ranging from medical geneticists and rheumatologists to nephrologists and immunologists.  

We are currently collaborating to build a FMF registry and biobank database to correlate clinical outcomes and patient characteristics to biological data. Since there has not been much research in FMF, this database will provide a large variety of opportunities for clinical and translational research for residents and fellows who are interested.


Funding

  • Donors

Publications (peer-reviewed)

  1. Zadeh N, Getzug T, Grod, W. Diagnosis and management of familial mediterranean fever: Integrating medical genetics in a dedicated interdisciplinary clinic. Genet Med 13, 263–269 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1097/GIM.0b013e31820e27b1

More about the clinic

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