Doctor John Kriesel is an infectious disease specialist and researcher at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
A cum laude graduate of University of Illinois, he earned his doctorate at Washington University Medical School in 1988. He became a faculty member at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1996. His virology research led to an interest in multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Kriesel keeps an active work schedule, splitting his time between clinic and hospital patient care and HIV care. He works at both the University of Utah and VA Hospitals in Salt Lake City. He also volunteers at the Park City Peoples Clinic. He has published 47 original scientific papers and book chapters, and holds two U.S. patents.
His research has been funded by the Cumming Foundation, George Jackson Foundation, NIH/NINDS, and the National MS Society (NMSS). He is a member of the NMSS, Infectious Disease Society of America, and the Utah Medical Association. As a mentor, he helps to educate medical students in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
By research, mentoring, and the impacts of this blog, Dr. Kriesel hopes to foster breakthroughs in MS research.