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William Ridgway, M.D.
Professor at University of Cincinnati


William M. Ridgway, M.D., is the Alice W. and Mark A. Professor and Director, Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology.  He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester and did his residency, clinical fellowship, and postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford University Hospital and School of Medicine. He was subsequently a tenured faculty member at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the division of Rheumatology, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Immunology, before moving to Cincinnati in 2008.  

Dr. Ridgway has published numerous articles in the areas of autoimmunity, immunology, Type 1 diabetes, and autoimmune biliary disease.  Dr. Ridgway lectures frequently at the medical school and graduate school level, and is a rheumatology clinic attending. He has presented his research at many national meetings and is a reviewer for the NIH and multiple immunology journals.

Dr. Ridgway has done immunology research for over 25 years starting in C.Garrison Fathman’s lab at Stanford School of Medicine. He currently operates an immunology research lab investigating the immunogenetic control of autoimmunity, with special emphasis on Type one diabetes, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, T cells, and T regulatory cells. 

Agenda Sessions

  • The Long Journey: From Mouse Linkage Studies to a Novel Therapeutic Target in Human Autoimmunity