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Kimberly P. Liang, M.D., M.S.

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Associate Professor, Allergy, Clinical Immunology, and Rheumatology

Professional Background

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA (1998-2002)
Residency (Internal Medicine): Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN (2002-2005)
Fellowship (Rheumatology): Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN (2005-2008)
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology): University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA (2008-2021)

Education and Training
  • BS, Premedical-Medical, Pennsylvania State University, PA
  • MD, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Clinical Fellowship, Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN



-Clinical trials in vasculitis
-Clinical trials in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
-Clinical trials in lupus nephritis (LN)
-Registry studies in lupus and vasculitis
-Completed a crossover trial investigating, "Does Sildenafil Improve Endothelial Dysfunction in Rheumatoid Arthritis?" (R21 - NIH/NIAMS; 2016-2020)
-Completed a study investigating, "Identifying Vulnerable Plaque in Rheumatoid Arthritis") (K23 - NIH/NIAMS; 2011-2016)
-Completed a study investigating, "Microbubble Contrast-Enhanced Vascular Ultrasonography - a Novel Method of Detecting Large Vessel Vasculitis" (Vasculitis Foundation; 2014-2020)