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Ann Marie Reed, MD

Samuel L. Katz Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
Chair of the Department of Pediatrics
Campus mail: 2301 Erwin Road, Box 3352, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-4080
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I have spent my career caring for children with autoimmune disorders and immune dysfunction.  I have focused my work caring for children with juvenile dermatomyositis and auto inflammatory disorders.  I have overseen a research program for 24 years studying the  genetics and cause of human autoimmune disease, focused on dermatomyositis in children and adults. The long-term goal of my research team is to develop new biomarkers of diseases to identify those predisposed to develop disease, as well as monitor disease activity and response to treatment. My team makes extensive use of genomics, gene expression, protein expression and immunohistochemical techniques to study the inflammatory and non-inflammatory aspects of dermatomyositis diseases. Other autoimmune disease processes, including systemic lupus and vasculitis, have been focused on as well.


Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Molecular Genetics, University of Chicago, 1988 - 1990
  • Immunology/Rheumatology Fellowship, Department Of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 1987 - 1990
  • Residency, Department Of Pediatrics, Akron Children's Hospital, 1984 - 1987
  • M.D., Medical College of Ohio, 1984