Pravitt Gourh, PhD

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disease


Dr. Gourh is a board-certified rheumatologist with a long-standing interest in scleroderma and currently directs a translational research program focused on understanding the genetics of both pediatric and adult scleroderma, biomarker discovery, and disease classification. After receiving his medical degree in India, he did postdoctoral research in genetics and then joined the faculty at the McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he became an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Gourh completed his medical training at Houston followed by an adult rheumatology fellowship at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Dr. Gourh became a Henry Metzger Scholar in Translational Medicine at NIAMS and pursued the genetics of African American scleroderma, a health disparity, by forming a multi-center collaboration to perform whole-exome sequencing, and genome-wide association study involving the largest cohort of African-American scleroderma patients. Dr. Gourh was appointed as an Assistant Clinical Investigator in 2019 and is also an attending physician at the NIH Rheumatology Consultation Service.

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