Returning guest, rheumatologist and gout expert, Dr. N. Lawrence Edwards discusses the new 2020 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Guideline for the Management of Gout. Dr. Edwards is also the chairman of the Gout Education Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of gout and providing free educational materials to medical professionals and patients or caregivers.
Lawrence Edwards is a specialist in internal medicine and rheumatology and serves as a professor of medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He is also program director of the Medicine Residency Training Program and vice chairman for the Department of Medicine at the University. In addition, he is the chairman and chief executive officer for the Gout Education Society.Dr. Edwards is an active member of multiple organizations and societies within the medical community including 25 committees, both regional and national. He currently serves on the executive council of the American College of Physicians and for the past 18 years sat on the University of Florida Medical Center’s General Clinical Research Center Advisory Committee. He also is an executive committee member of Medical Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. He has authored more than 100 scientific publications and more than 15 books and/or book chapters. His book credit includes “Rheumatology for the House Officer,” and textbook chapters for Arthritis and Allied Conditions (15th Edition) and Clinical Primer of Rheumatology.Dr. Edwards is an authoritative lecturer who has been the recipient of many academic honors and awards. He received the American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter, Teacher of the Year recognition, and has been an invited speaker at the American College of Rheumatology’s symposium on Hyperuricemia and Gout―the first symposium on this disease in nearly 20 years.Dr. Edwards received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, and his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. Dr. Edwards performed his medicine internship and residency at Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals in Omaha, Nebraska, and served as a research fellow in the Rackham Arthritis Research Unit at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.