Chair, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Connor Group Foundation Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, United States
Dr. Specks is a graduate of the University of Bonn, Germany, Medical School, completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in Biochemistry at the Max-Planck-Institute in Munich, Germany. He’s been on the faculty at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN since 1992 and currently is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Chair of the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine.
He’s had a long-standing interest in ANCA-associated vasculitis. These diseases have been the focus of his clinical activities as well as widely published research. He’s made substantial contributions to the understanding of the pathogenesis of ANCA-associated vasculitis, the refinement of ANCA test methodologies, our understanding of optimal clinical applications of ANCA testing, as well as novel therapies for ANCA-associated vasculitis. He was the co-principal investigator of the “Rituximab for ANCA-associated Vascultitis (RAVE)” trial.