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Dr. Randy Cron, Pediatric Rheumatology Cytokine Storm Expert. Biography. (1)
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Hello from New York! We are with Dr. Randy Cron, who is a Director, Pediatric Rheumatology and Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Cron is a world-renowned expert in overreaction of immune system called Cytokine Storm Syndrome. A cytokine storm is a likely cause of severe coronavirus infection and death due to COVID-19. This is a topic of our conversation today. Dr. Randy Cron obtained his MD from University of California, Los Angeles, and a PhD in Immunology from the University of Chicago. Professor Randy Cron did his pediatric residency training at Stanford Children’s Hospital in California and Pediatric Rheumatology fellowship training at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Clinical and research interests of Dr. Randy Cron include diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases, especially in pediatric patients, including systemic lupus erythematosus. Dr. Cron studies CD4 T cell host factor regulation of HIV-1 transcriptional activity and latency; genetic mutations leading to defective lymphocyte cytolytic activity; diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint arthritis in childhood, and the diagnosis and treatment of macrophage activation syndrome and cytokine storm syndrome. Dr. Randy Cron is the past president of the Alabama Society for Rheumatic Diseases and a member of American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Pediatric Research, American Association of Immunologists, American College of Rheumatology and numerous other professional organizations. Dr. Randy Cron has authored and co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications in international medical journals and presented numerous talks at international conferences on immunology research and autoimmune disease treatment. Dr. Cron, hello and welcome!