Kenneth Saag, MD, MSc

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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) 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 undertook his rheumatology and epidemiology training at the University of Iowa and remained on the faculty there until moving to UAB in 1998. He 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 serves as a Vice Chair for the UAB Department of Medicine.  He has published more than 280 peer reviewed manuscripts, and 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 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Gout and Uric Acid Society Board of Directors and he serves as President on the Board of Trustees of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.