PJ Utz

Rheumatologist

Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)
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.

Immunology and Rheumatology Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room W2081
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
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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

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

Administrative Appointments

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

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