Randy Cron, MD, PhD

Children´s of Alabama - Rheumatology
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1600 7th Ave. S.,
Park Place Suite 210
Birmingham, AL 35233
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Office Phone Number
(205) 638-9438
(205) 212-2734
Medical School
UCLA; PhD University of Chicago
Pediatrics, Stanford Children’s Hospital, Stanford, CA
Pediatrics, Stanford Children’s Hospital, Stanford, CA
Fellow in Pediatric Rheumatology, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University Medical Center
Pediatric Rheumatology
Special Interests
Dr. Randy Cron is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Arthritis Foundation, Alabama chapter endowed chair in Pediatric Rheumatology. He is the Director of the division of Pediatric Rheumatology and the Pediatric Rheumatology fellowship program at Children's of Alabama. Cron received his medical degree from UCLA and a doctorate in Immunology from the University of Chicago, with Pediatric residency training at Stanford Children’s Hospital in California and Pediatric Rheumatology fellowship training at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle. Cron is board-certified in Pediatric Rheumatology. He is the past president of the Alabama Society for Rheumatic Diseases and a member of American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Pediatric Research, American Association of Immunologists, American College of Rheumatology and numerous other professional organizations.

His major research interests include: dysregulation of CD154 in systemic lupus erythematosus; CD4 T cell host factor regulation of HIV-1 LTR transcriptional activity and latency; genetic mutations leading to defective lymphocyte cytolytic activity; diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint arthritis in childhood arthritides, and the diagnosis and treatment of macrophage activation syndrome.
Physician Type
Pediatric Rheumatologist
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