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Ronald Pierce Messner, American medical educator. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine. Recipient Research award, University Minnesota, 1967-1968, Minnesota Arthritis Foundation, 1968-1969, Career Development award, National Institute Arthritis, Metabolism & Digestive Diseases, 1972-1977, Visiting Investigator, Scripps Clinics and Research Foundation, 1977-1978; postdoctoral fellow, Arthritis Foundation, 1969-1972.


Messner, Ronald Pierce was born on July 15, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


Bachelor, Oberlin College, 1957. Doctor of Medicine, University Chicago, 1961.


Intern University Hospitals Cleveland, 1961—1962. Resident in internal medicine University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1962—1963, 1965—1966. Research fellow rheumatology University Minnesota Hospitals, 1966—1967.

Instructor.medicine University Minnesota Medical School, Hennepin County General Hosp, 1967—1968. Assistant professor medicine University Minnesota Medical School, Arthritis Unit University Hospitals, 1968—1969. Assistant professor medicine, director section rheumatology University New Mexico School Medicine, Albuquerque, 1969—1972, associate professor medicine, director section rheumatology, 1972—1976, professor medicine, director section rheumatology, 1976—1979.

Director University New Mexico Arthritis Foundation Clinical Research Center, 1969—1979. Professor medicine, director section rheumatology, clinical immunology University Minnesota Medical School, since 1979. Member state precert. committee New Mexico Professional Service Review Organization, 1972—1977.

Medical director New Mexico Regional Medical Program Arthritis Project, 1973—1976. Member University New Mexico New Mexico Professional Service Review Organization Com, 1974—1977. Member immunologic science study section National Institutes of Health, 1977—1981.

Member medical advisory committee Minnesota Arthritis Foundation, since 1979. Director University. Minnesota Arthritis Foundation Clinical Research, since 1980.

President medical advisory board Minnesota Lupus Foundation, 1982—1986. Associate editor Journal Laboratory Clinical Medicine, since 1983. Professor Minnesota Arthritis Foundation Research, since 1979.


  • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine.


Fellow: American College of Physicians. Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Clinical Investigation, Central Society Clinical Research, Western Society Clinical Research, American Rheumatism Association (chairman, member various coms), American Federation Clinical Research (counselor western sect 1971, chairman 1974), American Association Immunologists, Society Experimental Biology & Medicine, New York .Acad. Science, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Christine Simonelli.

Christine Simonelli.