The professional rheumatology community recently lost three exceptional individuals who contributed greatly to the specialty.
Stephen M. Krane, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital, died on Jan. 19. He was recognized as a Master of the ACR and was presented with the ACR Distinguished Basic Investigator Award in 1995.
Nathan J. Zvaifler, MD, of University of California, San Diego, died on Jan. 28. He was a former editor of Arthritis & Rheumatology (1980–1985), as well as the 1999 ACR Presidential Gold Medal recipient. He also held the Master distinction of the ACR.
Franc Alexander “Andy” Barada Jr., MD, of Durham Rheumatology, died on Feb. 8. He was a former president of the North Carolina Rheumatology Association.
We extend our condolences to their families, friends and colleagues. Their devotion to their patients, their specialty and medicine as a whole will be missed.