Diane Kamen, MD, MSCR
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Diane L. Kamen, MD, MSCR, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the MUSC Division of Rheumatology. She completed her undergraduate training at Northwestern University, graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1999, completed her Internal Medicine residency and then rheumatology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2005. In 2004, she completed a two-year Master of Science in Clinical Research program and joined the faculty at MUSC in July 2005. Dr. Kamen’s ongoing research focuses on gaining insights into pathogenic mechanisms responsible for lupus and finding safe and effective therapies to stop its progression. She has headed several large NIH-funded observational studies, including the SLE in Gullah Health cohort, with a focus on investigating potential environmental and epigenetic triggers of lupus. She is also involved in the design and conduct of numerous interventional clinical trials in lupus, most recently the Mesenchymal Stem Cell in Lupus trial co-funded by the NIH and the Lupus Foundation of America. Her goal is to continue pursuing the answers to questions about the natural history of autoimmunity, so that in the near future we can prevent the onset autoimmune diseases such as lupus.