Richard D Brasington Jr, MD, FACP, MACR, is emeritus Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, MO, where he also served for the Division of Rheumatology as Clinical Director and Fellowship Program Director many years. He earned his BA in Philosophy from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, and his MD from Duke University in Durham, NC. He completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA, where he was also Chief Resident of internal medicine. He has been active in rheumatology post-graduate education and has served on the Training and Workforce Committee of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). In this capacity, he pioneered the Rheumatology Objective Structural Clinical Examination (ROSCE) in rheumatology trainee evaluations. He received the Distinguished Fellowship Program Director Award from ACR, and was recently named Master of the ACR. At Washington University he received he Samuel Goldstein Award for Leadership in Medical Student Education, was an inaugural inductee into the Gold Humanism Society, and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. The Dr. Richard Brasington Mentorship Award was established by his rheumatology fellows in 2019, who named him the initial honoree. His research focused on testing investigational drugs, such a biologics, for the treatment of rheumatic diseases, as well as ethnic disparities in rheumatic diseases. He has also authored several articles in New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatism, Arthritis Care and Research, The Journal of Rheumatology, Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, Annals of Rheumatic Disease, Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America, Nature Clinical Practice Rheumatology, Cell, and American Family Physician. He has authored the chapter on Clinical Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis in several editions of Hochberg Rheumatology, and chapters on ANCA Vasculitis and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease in the current edition of Rheumatology Secrets.