Michael Cremer, MD, Rheumatology, Memphis, TN

MichaelAlanCremerMDFACP, FACR

Rheumatology Memphis, TN


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  • Dr. Michael Cremer is a rheumatologist in Memphis, TN. He received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine and has been in practice 40 years. He has since retired from practice but continues as a Voluntary Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is experienced in gout, various autoimmune diseases, articular cartilage, and collagen types I, II, V, IX, and XI.

Education & Training

  • University of Tennessee
    University of TennesseeFellowship, Rheumatology, 1975 - 1978
  • Baptist Memorial HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1970 - 1973
  • Hyde Park Community HospitalInternship, Transitional Year, 1969 - 1970
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
    University of Illinois College of MedicineClass of 1969
  • Southern Illinois UniversityB.A., Major in Chemistry, Minor in Biology, 1961 - 1965

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 1973 - 2011

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Arthritis Investigator Arthritis Foundation, 1982-1985
  • Arthritis Investigator Award Arthritis Foundation, 1982-1985
  • Post Doctoral Fellow Arthritis Foundation, 1979

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • The Effects of IL-18 on Rat Articular Chondrocytes: A Study of mRNA Expression and Protein Synthesis of Proinflammatory Molecules  
    Xiu J. Ye, Tang, B., Ma, Z., Zhou, J., Myers, L.K., Kang, A.H. and Cremer, M.A., Experimental Clinical and Immunology, 1/1/2007
  • Relevance of Posttranslational Modifications for the Arthritogenicity of Type II Collagen  
    Myers, L. K., Myllyharju, J., Nokelainen, M., Brand, D. D., Cremer, M. A., et al, Journal of Immunology, 1/1/2004
  • The Roles of Interleukin-18 in the Pathogenesis of Collagen-Induced Arthritis in the BB Rat  
    Ye, X. J., Tang, B., Ma, Z., Kang, A.H., Myers, L.K., Cremer, MA, Experimental Clinical and Immunology, 1/1/2004
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Differential Gene Expression by Chondrocytes Isolated from Rats Immunized with IFA and Type II Collagen: An Analysis by Microarray.
    Ye, X. J., Gerling, I. C., Y. Jian, Marshall, D. R., and Cremer M. A., Arthritis and Rheumatism, 1/1/2007
  • The role of IL-18 in collagen-induced arthritis in rats.
    Ye, X. J., Tang, B., Ma, Z., Kang, A. H., and Cremer, MA, Arthritis and Rheumatism, 1/1/2002
  • Effects of IL-18 on Rat Articular Chondrocytes.
    Ye, X. J., Tang, B., Ma, Z., Kang, A. H., and Cremer, MA, Arthritis and Rheumatism, 1/1/2002
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  • Human Genome Sciences. 
    Rockville MA - 1/1/1997
  • Experimental Models for Autoimmune Diseases. 
    Satra Brunn, Sweden - 9/11/1989


  • Chairman, Research and Development, Veterans Administration Hospital, Memphis TN 2007 - 2008

Research History

  • Principal Investigator, Veterans Administration Merit Review Grants1988 - 2004
  • Arthritis Investigator, Arthritis Foundation.1982 - 1985
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Arthritis Foundation.1979 - 1982

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