Board of Directors

The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society is comprised of a Board of medical professionals who specifically treat gout – the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. The Board members share our commitment to raising awareness about the growing number of patients with gout, and are dedicated to making sure more sufferers receive a proper diagnosis and ongoing, necessary treatment.

Board members help guide efforts supported by the Gout & Uric Acid Education and regularly review educational content and resources that are made available to the general public and to health care professionals. The Board convenes during the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.

2016 Gout & Uric Acid Education Society Board of Directors

N. Lawrence Edwards, M.D. (Chairman)

Hyon K. Choi, M.D., Dr. P.H.

Richard J. Johnson, M.D.

Brian F. Mandell, M.D., Ph.D.

Joan McTigue, M.S., PA-C

Maha Saad, B.S., Phm., Pharm.D.


Kenneth G. Saag, M.D., M. Sc.


H. Ralph Schumacher, Jr., M.D.