Center For Health Disparities Research
Gary S. Gilkeson, MD
Complete Biographical Sketch
Dr. Gilkeson is a Professor of Medicine,/Microbiology and Immunology. He has been at MUSC since 1996. Dr. Gilkeson received his MD degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He did his Internal Medicine Training at the University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill and his Rheumatology Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Gilkeson was on faculty at Duke for 7 years prior to coming to MUSC. Dr. Gilkeson's clinical and research interests are in lupus. His overarching clinical goal is to understand the ethnic disparity in lupus in African Americans including the factors leading to the higher prevalence of lupus in blacks, higher morbidity and higher mortality. The lupus research team at MUSC consists of over 20 individuals conducting research from the bench to the bedside. Cohort studies, observational studies, clinical trials, genetic studies, and basic science studies of the inflammatory process in lupus are all ongoing in the lupus center. MUSC is the site of one of 25 worldwide Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium Centers and one of six centers for the NIH Biomarkers Working Group.