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)
  • M.D., Stanford University, Medicine (1991)
  • B.S., King's College, Biology (1986)

Honors & Awards

  • Advanced Predoctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Mfg. Association (1988-1989)
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta, Vice President, Stanford University (1988)
  • Aquinas Society, Aquinas Society (1985-1986)
  • Bausch and Lomb Science Award, Bausch and Lomb (1982)
  • Baxter Fellowship, Donald and Delia Baxter (2000)
  • Center for Independent Learning Achievement Award, King's College (1986)
  • CRC Chemistry Award, King's College (1983)
  • Delta Epsilon Delta, Stanford University (1988)
  • Department of Medicine Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Department of Medicine Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (2009)
  • Divisional Teaching Award, Stanford University (2002)
  • Elected Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation (2007)
  • Elected Member, The Kunkel Society (2006)
  • Exceptional Preceptor Certificate of Appreciation, Stanford University School of Medicine, Ambulatory Medicine Clerkship (2006-2007)
  • Faculty Fellows Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009)
  • Immunology and Rheumatology Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012)
  • Immunology Graduate Program Teaching and Mentoring Award, Stanford University (2002)
  • 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)
  • Merck Student Research Fellowship, American Heart Association (1988-1989)
  • Proteomics Award Nominee, FOCIS (2000)
  • Regina Award for Biology, King's College (1986)
  • Rheumatology Visiting Professor, University of Colorado at Denver (2016)
  • Sidney Farber Research Award, Roswell Park Memorial Institute (1985)
  • Stanford Clinical Medicine Award, Stanford University (1991)
  • Stanford Medical Scholars Fellowship, Stanford University (1987)
  • Stanford University Office of Diversity and Leadership, School of Medicine Faculty Fellow (2008-2009)

Administrative Appointments

  • Appointed Councillor, Clinical Immunology Society (2003 - 2006)
  • Associate Director of Education, ITI Institute, Stanford University (2007 - Present)
  • Associate Director, Medical Science Training Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009 - 2013)
  • Board of Directors, Northern California Arthritis Foundation (2008 - 2009)
  • Chair of Education, FOCIS, Federal of Clinical Immunology Societies (2003 - 2007)
  • Co-Chair, Task Force for Advancing the Culture of Laboratory Safety, Stanford University (2013 - Present)
  • Founder and Program Director, Stanford Institutes of Medicine Research (SIMR) Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2000 - Present)
  • Member, Biomedical Innovation/Basic Science Workgroup, Stanford University (2016 - Present)
  • Member, Cardiovascular Institute Steering Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007 - 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Health and Safety, Stanford University (2015 - Present)
  • Member, Committee on Professionalism, Performance, and Promotion, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009 - Present)
  • Member, Dean's Committee on Diversity, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002 - Present)
  • Member, Faculty Senate, Stanford Hospital (2000 - 2002)
  • Member, Immunology Graduate program Predoctoral Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine (2000 - 2003)
  • Member, Internship Selection Committee, Stanford University Hospital (1999 - 2005)
  • Member, MSTP (Medical Science Training Program), Stanford University School of Medicine (2002 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford University Student Support Advisory Board, Stanford University (2017 - Present)
  • Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Program Director, Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) Leadership Center for RA/SLE, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014 - Present)
  • Program Director, Medical Science Training Program (MSTP)., Stanford University School of Medicine (2013 - Present)
  • Program Director, Rheumatology Adult and Pediatric T32 Training Grant, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012 - 2013)
  • Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program., Stanford University School of Medicine (2012 - 2013)
  • Program Director, Stanford EXPLORE Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007 - Present)
  • Treasurer and Secretary, FOCIS, Federal of Clinical Immunology Societies (2007 - 2010)