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Research Director, IDDAT
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Rheumatology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Scholar, Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research
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Secondary Specialty:

Rheumatology

Board Certifications:

Pediatric Rheumatology

Education:

MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Washington, DC

Residency:

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Pediatrics
Aurora, CO

Fellowships:

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Affiliations:

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Scott Canna, MD

Doctor

Research Director, IDDAT
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Rheumatology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Scholar, Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research

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Research Interests

Dr. Canna has been actively researching ways to better understand and treat inflammatory disorders for over a decade. His current research focuses on the intersections of autoinflammation and cytokine storm disorders. In particular, his lab interested in how problems with an inflammatory group of proteins called the inflammasome results in a life threatening inflammatory disease called Macrophage Activation Syndrome.

He has been working to understand the mechanisms of autoinflammation since 2005. Dr. Canna and his team are dedicated to combining clinical investigation with relevant model systems to push the translational study of systemic inflammation, cultivating new collaborations and driving drug discovery. As a secondary faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Immunology, he is committed to contributing to advancing both the science and clinical practice of immune dysregulation.

Dr. Canna is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award, the Arthritis National Research Foundation Kelly Award in Juvenile Arthritis Research, and Scientist Development Grant from the Rheumatology Research Foundation, to name a few.

He was the 2016 Metzger Scholar of Translational Research for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Bethesda, Md.

Visit Dr. Canna's lab website.

Dr. Canna holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Immunology.

Dr. Canna is a Scholar in the Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research.

View Dr. Canna's full list of publications from PubMed.

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