Peter C. Grayson, MD, MSc
Dr. Peter Grayson is part of a new generation of physicians who are dedicating their professional careers to caring for patients with vasculitis and to research into these diseases. Originally from Charleston, SC, Dr. Grayson received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed medical residency training at Boston Medical Center, served an additional year as a chief resident in internal medicine, and completed a four-year rheumatology fellowship that focused on vasculitis from both clinical and research perspectives. During fellowship training, Dr. Grayson was honored with a teaching award bestowed by the medical house staff and was named a Distinguished Fellow by the American College Of Rheumatology – a national award recognizing meritous achievement in Rheumatology.
Dr. Grayson is currently faculty within the section of Rheumatology at Boston University, and he spends his time as a physician/investigator in the BU Vasculitis Center. His research interests include classification of vasculitis, discovery of novel biomarkers via gene expression profiling, and research focused on understanding vasculitis from the patient’s perspective. He is one of the leaders of the US contribution to an international effort to derive new classification criteria in vasculitis, holds a research grant for translational research from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), and is involved in developing the VCRC Patient Contact Registry. He has authored several publications about vasculitis, frequently presents work on behalf of the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium at international academic conferences, and enjoys the challenges of caring for patients with vasculitis in his clinical practice.