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Senior Vice President, Global TA Head, Inflammation & Immunology
Andreas is a board-certified pediatric rheumatologist. His primary expertise is in the treatment, management, and genetics of autoimmune diseases (AIDs), treatment of inflammatory and degenerative eye diseases, and alternatives to stem cell transplantation for the treatment of AIDs.
Andreas is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and the former Division Head of the Division of Rheumatology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He was also the director of the Pediatric Rheumatology Program at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, California and a Visiting Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine.
In addition to authoring and co-authoring numerous journal articles, abstracts, reviews, and book chapters, Andreas has lectured on rheumatologic topics nationally and internationally. He was a clinical consultant for several pharmaceutical companies and served on advisory boards for the Arthritis Foundation, Lupus LA, and on several CHLA committees. He is a well-known national and international speaker on biologic drug development and the treatment of chronic inflammatory eye diseases.
Andreas is a member of the Southern California Rheumatology Society, the Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group, and the American College of Rheumatology. He has received several honors, grants, and awards.
Andreas received his medical degree from University Medical School in Freiburg, Germany. Following an internship in internal medicine and surgery at the Kantonsspital Liestal in Switzerland, he returned to Freiburg and completed his residency at the University Children’s Hospital. He completed a research fellowship in the Division of Rheumatology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles between 1993 and 1994, and a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at University Children’s Hospital in Freiburg from 1994 -1996.