Vibeke Strand, MD, FACP, FACR


Vibeke Strand, MD, FACP, FACR Clinical Professor, Adjunct Division of Immunology and Rheumatology Stanford University School of Medicine

Vibeke Strand, MD is an adjunct clinical professor in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She has been a clinical rheumatologist for 32 years, previously in subspecialty practice in San Francisco and as a clinical research investigator, and senior director of clinical research at 3 pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Since 1991, she has led a consulting practice offering clinical research and regulatory strategy expertise to pharmaceutical and biotech companies focusing to translate basic research into rational design of randomized controlled trials, evaluate their results, and defend approval of novel products to the FDA and EMA for autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis [RA], osteoarthritis [OA], systemic lupus erythematosus {SLE], gout and fibromyalgia [FMS]. Over the past 20 years she has participated in the development of all the approved biologic agents and synthetic DMARDs in RA and SLE. Dr. Strand’s commitment to promoting forums for the discussion of rational product development among industry, FDA, and academia led to her establishing and co-chairing the biyearly “Innovative Therapies in Autoimmune Disease” meetings [1988 – 2007]. She has been an invited speaker at FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee meetings discussing Guidance Documents for RA, OA, SLE, FMS, and pain. Since 1992 she has served as a member of the Executive Organizing Committee of the international Outcomes in Rheumatology Clinical Trials [OMERACT] consensus conferences [1992 – 2014]; co-

chairing OMERACT 7 (2004) and 11 (2012); with a strong interest in patient-reported outcomes. She helped found and co-chaired the Clinical Immunology Society Spring Fellows School. She is on the Board of the Northern California chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and their Medical and Scientific Committee, and the Scientific Advisory Board of CORRONA. She has authored over 265 original publications, is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (1982), the American College of Rheumatology (1986) and is a member of the Cosmos Club (1994). She graduated from Swarthmore College with honors in a double major: Zoology and Sociology/Anthropology and from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.