Mark C. Genovese, MD, is the James W. Raitt Professor of Medicine and Director of the Rheumatology Clinic in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University Medical Center. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed an internship, residency, and chief residency in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. He remained at Stanford as a fellow in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology and subsequently joined the faculty in the same division and serving as the clinic chief. Dr. Genovese has established a clinical research program that is focused on bench-to-bedside translational medicine in autoimmune diseases. He has designed and led numerous investigator-initiated studies and international multi-center trials investigating novel therapies and therapeutic strategies for the treatment of autoimmune disease and arthritis. In addition, he actively collaborates with other investigators on studies of biomarkers, chemokines, cytokines, and cell surface markers associated with disease progression and response to therapy in various autoimmune diseases and arthritis.