Dr. Nicole Droz joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology as an Assistant Professor in September, 2020.
Dr. Droz completed her undergraduate education at Colorado State University, where she received a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. She went on to complete her Internal Medicine Residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and her Rheumatology Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. After finishing her Rheumatology Fellowship, she was appointed as Associate Staff in the department of Rheumatology at Cleveland Clinic.
Training at a vasculitis subspecialty center naturally piqued her interest in the disease and that has now become a focus of her research. She is currently working on research examining risk factors for relapse in anti-glomerular basement membrane disease. Her work in this area has been presented at national and international meetings including the Annual American College of Rheumatology meeting and the International Vasculitis and Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) workshop meeting.
While participating in clinical research has been an important part of her fellowship and faculty career, her priority lies in patient care and trainee education. Her clinical interests include vasculitis, myositis and periodic fever syndromes. She has a significant role in the education of trainees including preparing lectures on common rheumatology topics for the house staff, presenting core curricula to the medical students and supervising the residents and fellows in both inpatient and outpatient settings.