Henry B. Townsend, M.D.

Henry B. Townsend, M.D.

Education:

The University of Alabama, School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

The University of Alabama
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Summa Cum Laude

Residency:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Department of Internal Medicine

Fellowship:

University of Alabama School of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Department of Dermatology

Certifications:

Board Certified, Rheumatology
Board Certified, Internal Medicine

Publications:

Liu SW, Velez NF, Lam C, Granter SR, Townsend HB, Vleugels RA. “Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Induced Dermatomyositis in a Patient with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis”. JAMA Dermatol. October 2013

Osemwota O, Townsend HB. “Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Skin”. Arthritis Self-Management; May/June 2013.

Eastham AB, Velez NF, Cheseboro AL, Townsend HB, Vleugels RA. “Diffuse Dystrophic Calcinosis Cutis of the Scalp in a Patient with Scalp Discoid Lupus Erythematosus and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus”. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Feb;149(2);246-8

Townsend HB, Vleugels RA. “Cutaneous Lupus”chapter in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical Evaluation and Treatment. 2012.

Townsend HB, Saag KG. “Glucocorticoid Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Benefits, Mechanisms, and Risks,” Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 2004; vol 22, suppl. 35:77-82

Townsend HB, Moreland L. “Cytokine Blockade”. Rheumatology Facts 2003-04; 81-88

Personal:

Dr. Townsend joined the practice in 2013.  He has a special interest in the treatment and clinical research of cutaneous rheumatic diseases including Psoriatic arthritis, Dermatomyositis, cutaneous Lupus, and cutaneous Sarcoidosis.