Daniel J. McCarty, Jr., MD, founded the Arthritis Institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1989. He has had an illustrious career and is considered among the deans of rheumatology internationally. He is past president of the American College of Rheumatology (formerly The American Rheumatism Association); editor-in-chief of the premier rheumatology textbook, Arthritis and Allied Conditions from 1972 through 1989; and editor of the premier rheumatology journal, Arthritis and Rheumatism from 1965-1970.
Dr. McCarty joined the Medical College of Wisconsin as Chair of the Department of Medicine in 1974 after having served 7 years as the Chief, Section of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases at the University of Chicago. He was chair for 17 years. He is currently a Will and Cava Ross Professor Emeritus of the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is a recipient of numerous national and international awards including the Distinguished Service Award of the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is best known in the medical research community for seminal investigations and discoveries related to gout, pseudogout, Milwaukee shoulder syndrome and the remitting symmetrical seronegative synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) syndrome. His research was in large part funded by the NIH. He has authored more than 300 publications. Dr. McCarty is a Master of the American College of Rheumatology. View Dr. McCarty's CV (PDF)