Paul Utz

Paul Utz

Rheumatologist

Bio:   While earning his M.D. degree in 1991 from Stanford, Dr. Utz co-discovered the transcription factor Nuclear Factor of Activated T Cells (NFAT) with J.P. Shaw in Dr. Gerald Crabtree's laboratory. He completed his internal medicine residency, rheumatology fellowship, and post-doctoral training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston prior to joining the Harvard Medical School Faculty in 1996. He joined the Stanford Faculty in 1999 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine in 2005 and Professor in 2012. Professor Utz is an expert in the study of human and murine autoantibodies and autoantigens, apoptosis signaling pathways, animal models of autoimmunity, proteomics and multiplexed assay development for biomarker discovery.

Lupus Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Suite W3045
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1996) MA
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1993) MA
  • Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1992) MA
  • Board Certification: Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1996)
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1991) CA
  • M.D., Stanford University, Medicine (1991)
  • B.S., King's College, Biology (1986)

Honors & Awards

  • King's College Dean's List, summa cum laude, King's College (1982-1986)
  • King's College Scholarship Committee Award, King's College (1982-1986)
  • Bausch and Lomb Science Award, Bausch and Lomb (1982)
  • CRC Chemistry Award, King's College (1983)
  • Sidney Farber Research Award, Roswell Park Memorial Institute (1985)
  • Aquinas Society, Aquinas Society (1985-1986)
  • Center for Independent Learning Achievement Award, King's College (1986)
  • Regina Award for Biology, King's College (1986)
  • Stanford Medical Scholars Fellowship, Stanford University (1987)
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta, Vice President, Stanford University (1988)
  • Delta Epsilon Delta, Stanford University (1988)
  • Merck Student Research Fellowship, American Heart Association (1988-1989)
  • Advanced Predoctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Mfg. Association (1988-1989)
  • Stanford Clinical Medicine Award, Stanford University (1991)
  • Proteomics Award Nominee, FOCIS (2000)
  • Immunology Graduate Program Teaching and Mentoring Award, Stanford University (2002)
  • Faculty Fellows Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009)
  • Baxter Fellowship, Donald and Delia Baxter (2000)
  • Department of Medicine Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Divisional Teaching Award, Stanford University (2002)
  • Elected Member, The Kunkel Society (2006)
  • Elected Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation (2007)

Administrative Appointments

  • Member, Internship Selection Committee, Stanford University Hospital (1999 - 2005)
  • Member, Faculty Senate, Stanford Hospital (2000 - 2002)
  • Member, Immunology Graduate program Predoctoral Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine (2000 - 2003)
  • Member, Dean's Committee on Diversity, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002 - Present)
  • Member, MSTP (Medical Science Training Program), Stanford University School of Medicine (2002 - Present)
  • Chair of Education, FOCIS, Federal of Clinical Immunology Societies (2003 - 2007)
  • Appointed Councillor, Clinical Immunology Society (2003 - 2006)
  • Board of Directors, Northern California Arthritis Foundation (2008 - 2009)
  • Treasurer and Secretary, FOCIS, Federal of Clinical Immunology Societies (2007 - 2010)
  • Member, Cardiovascular Institute Steering Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007 - 2010)
  • Associate Director of Education, Stanford University, ITI Institute (2007 - Present)
  • Member, Committee on Professionalism, Performance, and Promotion, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009 - Present)
  • MSTP Associate Director, Medical Science Training Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009 - 2013)
  • Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program., Stanford University School of Medicine (2012 - 2013)
  • Program Director, Medical Science Training Program (MSTP)., Stanford University School of Medicine (2013 - Present)