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New Clinician Spotlight: Jason Springer

Apr. 20, 2021, 1:22 PM

Jason Springer, MD, MS

Jason Springer, MD, MS, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology in the Department of Medicine. Springer is co-director of the Vanderbilt Vasculitis Center, where he will oversee vasculitis clinical trials. He began seeing patients on Oct. 1.

“Dr. Springer brings a wealth of experience in diagnosis and treatment of vasculitis to VUMC,” said Leslie Crofford, MD, chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology. “With his involvement in national vasculitis networks, our scientific studies in vasculitis have expanded significantly. Our vasculitis center has expertise on par with any in the country to treat patients with the most serious and complex of these conditions.”

Springer’s clinical interests are centered on rheumatology, the treatment of autoimmune disorders. He is specifically interested in treatment of vasculitis — a group of autoimmune disorders that cause inflammation of the blood vessels.

His research focus has been in the field of systemic vasculitis. His goal is to advance the care and research of vasculitis on a local, national and international level. He has been involved in multiple large multi-center trials, and site principal investigator for multiple pharmaceutical clinical trials. Springer has also served as a member of the board of directors of the Vasculitis Foundation and is currently chair of the scientific committee.

“VUMC has a wealth of resources and specialists for the complex care of patients with vasculitis,” Springer said. “As the former director of the Vasculitis Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center, I have taken care of many patients with different forms of vasculitis for over eight years. I look forward to contributing my experience to the amazing team at VUMC.”

Springer comes to Vanderbilt from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, where he was co-director of the Clinical Trials Unit, in the Division of Allergy, Clinical Immunology, and Rheumatology. Springer completed his residency at the University of Utah and successive fellowships in rheumatology and vasculitis at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He received his MD from the University of Louisville.

Springer is board certified in rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Rheumatology.

Patients can be referred to Springer by contacting Vanderbilt Rheumatology at 615-322-1900.

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