Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Dr. Stultz grew up in Iowa and attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio for medical school. While there he completed a PhD in Molecular Virology as part of the MD/PhD program where he studied mechanisms of HIV nuclear entry and integration. He then continued to the University of Washington for residency where he worked in the Rheumatology department researching markers and drivers of inflammation in scleroderma patients. He is interested in a physician-scientist career studying drivers and markers of inflammation in systemic autoimmune disease. Outside of medicine he enjoys hanging out with family and spending as much time in or around the water as possible.
"After being at UW for residency and seeing the amazing teachers and clinicians, it was an easy choice to stay for fellowship. The breadth of pathology and patient backgrounds makes for a great clinical training environment and the size of UW gives plenty of interesting research opportunities and opportunities for collaboration."
"Rheumatology is a field ripe for research and innovation as there is so much still unknown in the field. I am also drawn to the longitudinal nature of patient care as well as the constant shared decision making with patients given many things are not well-defined in the field currently."