Dr. Marvin Fritzler
Marvin is a prominent researcher and medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing autoimmune diseases, including diseases that attack the joints. He served as interim Director of the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health (MIBJH), ABJHI’s sister institute, until January 1, 2016, and is currently a member of both MIBJH and the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the University of Calgary. He is also a professor in the university’s Department of Medicine and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Marvin’s participation in ABJHI’s board strengthens the collaborative relationship between ABJHI and MIBJH. The two institutes were founded by businessman and philanthropist J.R. Bud McCaig with complementary roles. MIBJH’s role is to discover ways to better prevent, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injury and disease. ABJHI finds ways to bring discoveries into everyday health care practice and to measure and report health care performance in the area of musculoskeletal injury and disease.
Marvin’s contributions to the field of rheumatology have been recognized in the United States and Canada. In 2013, he was inducted as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology, one of the college’s highest honors, and in 2003, was designated Scientist of the Year by the Canadian Rheumatology Association. He held the endowed Arthritis Society Research Chair from 2001 to 2014.