Paul A. Monach, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Rheumatology (Arthritis)

MD, University of Chicago
PhD, University of Chicago

My research is focused on clinical and translational research in vasculitis: biomarkers, genetics, and clinical trials.

I have led studies aimed at identifying new markers that could improve diagnosis, staging, assessment of current disease activity, and predicting the future course of disease, using proteins detectable in the blood or urine and gene expression profiles in blood cells.

I have also led candidate genes studies in vasculitis and has been involved in the planning and recruitment for genome-wide association studies in multiple forms of vasculitis.

I have participated in most multi-center clinical trials conducted over the past 10 years in the US, in various vasculitides.

This work has been conducted through NIH-funded consortia: the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium and the RAVE/ITN Study Group. In addition, I have been a member of the Immunological Genome Project Consortium and contributed data on gene expression in mouse neutrophils to that effort.

Mepolizumab Long-term Access Programme for Subjects who Participated in Study MEA115921
12/24/2015 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
GlaxoSmithKline, Inc.

Abatacept (CTLA4_Ig) For the Treatment of Relapsing, Non-Severe, Granulomatosis With Polyaugiitis (Wegener's) (ABROGATE)
03/10/2015 - 03/09/2020 (PI)
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Bristol-Myers Squibb

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of CCX168 (Avacopan) in Patients with Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA)-Associated Vasculiti
02/28/2017 - 02/27/2020 (PI)
ChemoCentryx, Inc.

Prospective, Observational Safety Study of Patients with Wegener's Granulomatosis (Granulomatosis with Polyangitis) or Microscopic Polyangitis Treated with Rituximab
03/01/2012 - 02/28/2019 (PI)
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc (Foreign)

A Double-blind, Randomised, Placebo-controlled Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Mepolizumab in the Treatment of Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis in Subjects Receiving Stand
09/24/2014 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
GlaxoSmithKline, Inc.

Vasculitis Clinical Research Foundation
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania NIH NIAMS

Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium-ARAMIS Pilot
01/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 (Co-PI)
PI: Christina Lam, MD
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania NIH NIAMS

Adaptation and Validation of PROMIS for use in Vasculitis
09/15/2012 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania NIH NIAMS

Identification of Shared Molecular Targets
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania NIH NCATS

Novel Methods for the Conduct of Clinical Trials
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania NIH NHLBI

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  1. Sreih AG, Ezzedine R, Leng L, Fan J, Yao J, Reid D, Piecychna M, Carette S, Cuthbertson D, Dellaripa P, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, Mahr A, McAlear CA, Maksimowicz-Mckinnon K, Monach PA, Seo P, Specks U, St Clair W, Stone JH, Ytterberg SR, Edberg J, Merkel PA, Bucala R. Role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor in granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Jun 28. PMID: 29953750.
  2. Kermani TA, Diab S, Sreih AG, Cuthbertson D, Borchin R, Carette S, Forbess L, Koening CL, McAlear CA, Monach PA, Moreland L, Pagnoux C, Seo P, Spiera RF, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Langford CA, Merkel PA, Khalidi NA. Arterial lesions in giant cell arteritis: A longitudinal study. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2018 May 09. PMID: 29880442.
  3. Berti A, Warner R, Johnson K, Cornec D, Schroeder D, Kabat B, Langford CA, Hoffman GS, Fervenza FC, Kallenberg CGM, Seo P, Spiera R, St Clair EW, Brunetta P, Stone JH, Merkel PA, Specks U, Monach PA. Brief Report: Circulating Cytokine Profiles and Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody Specificity in Patients With Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Jul; 70(7):1114-1121. PMID: 29693324.
  4. Cornec D, Kabat BF, Mills JR, Cheu M, Hummel AM, Schroeder DR, Cascino MD, Brunetta P, Murray DL, Snyder MR, Fervenza F, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CGM, Langford CA, Merkel PA, Monach PA, Seo P, Spiera RF, St Clair EW, Stone JH, Barnidge DR, Specks U. Pharmacokinetics of rituximab and clinical outcomes in patients with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody associated vasculitis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2018 04 01; 57(4):639-650. PMID: 29340623.
  5. Springer JM, Monach P, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Khalidi NA, McAlear CA, Pagnoux C, Seo P, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Hoffman G, Langford C, Hamilton T, Foell D, Vogl T, Holzinger D, Merkel PA, Roth J, Hajj-Ali RA. Serum S100 Proteins as a Marker of Disease Activity in Large Vessel Vasculitis. J Clin Rheumatol. 2018 Feb 22. PMID: 29470262.
  6. Kermani TA, Sreih AG, Cuthbertson D, Carette S, Hoffman GS, Khalidi NA, Koening CL, Langford CA, McAlear CA, Monach PA, Moreland L, Pagnoux C, Seo P, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Merkel PA. Evaluation of damage in giant cell arteritis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2018 02 01; 57(2):322-328. PMID: 29112740.
  7. Rhee RL, Davis JC, Ding L, Fervenza FC, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CGM, Langford CA, McCune WJ, Monach PA, Seo P, Spiera R, St Clair EW, Specks U, Stone JH, Merkel PA. The Utility of Urinalysis in Determining the Risk of Renal Relapse in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Feb 07; 13(2):251-257. PMID: 29371340.
  8. Geetha D, Sethi S, De Vriese AS, Specks U, Kallenberg CGM, Lim N, Spiera R, St Clair EW, Merkel PA, Seo P, Monach PA, Lepori N, Fessler BJ, Langford CA, Hoffman GS, Sharma R, Stone JH, Fervenza FC. Interstitial Immunostaining and Renal Outcomes in Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Glomerulonephritis. Am J Nephrol. 2017; 46(3):231-238. PMID: 28881339.
  9. Wallace ZS, Miloslavsky EM, Cascino M, Unizony SH, Lu N, Hoffman GS, Kallenberg CGM, Langford CA, Merkel PA, Monach PA, Seo P, Spiera R, St Clair EW, Specks U, Brunetta P, Choi HK, Stone JH. Effect of Disease Activity, Glucocorticoid Exposure, and Rituximab on Body Composition During Induction Treatment of Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Jul; 69(7):1004-1010. PMID: 27696762; DOI: 10.1002/acr.23099;.
  10. Merkel PA, Xie G, Monach PA, Ji X, Ciavatta DJ, Byun J, Pinder BD, Zhao A, Zhang J, Tadesse Y, Qian D, Weirauch M, Nair R, Tsoi A, Pagnoux C, Carette S, Chung S, Cuthbertson D, Davis JC, Dellaripa PF, Forbess L, Gewurz-Singer O, Hoffman GS, Khalidi N, Koening C, Langford CA, Mahr AD, McAlear C, Moreland L, Seo EP, Specks U, Spiera RF, Sreih A, St Clair EW, Stone JH, Ytterberg SR, Elder JT, Qu J, Ochi T, Hirano N, Edberg JC, Falk RJ, Amos CI, Siminovitch KA. Identification of Functional and Expression Polymorphisms Associated With Risk for Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Autoantibody-Associated Vasculitis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 May; 69(5):1054-1066. PMID: 28029757; DOI: 10.1002/art.40034;.
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