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Martin Kriegel, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Adjunct


Dr. Kriegel is currently Chief of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the University of Münster, Germany, while remaining an Associate Professor Adjunct of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Rheumatology) at Yale School of Medicine. In 2001, he received his MD/PhD equivalent at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen, Germany, followed by the German Medical Licensure in 2002. From 2003 to 2006, he performed postdoctoral training in the Flavell lab at Yale. From 2006 to 2012, he completed a medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, as well as additional research in the Benoist/Mathis laboratory at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kriegel returned to Yale in 2012 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunobiology and an Attending Physician in Rheumatology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In 2017, Dr. Kriegel became a Senior Principal Scientist at Roche, and in 2020, he took a position as Chair of Translational Rheumatology and Immunology at the University of Münster, Germany, while maintaining his adjunct faculty position at Yale with ongoing collaborations within the Department of Immunobiology.

Education & Training

  • Rheumatology Fellowship
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (2012)
  • Residency
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School (2008)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2006)
  • Clinical Fellowship
    University Hospital, Erlangen, Germany (2003)
  • PhD
    Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurn (2001)
  • MD
    Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen (2000)


  • Chair of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
    Münster, NRW, Germany 2020
    Chair of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Global Team Science AwardLupus Research Alliance2022
Lupus Insight PrizeLupus Research Alliance2021
Rudolf-Schoen PrizeGerman Society for Rheumatology2019
Scientific Discovery AwardArthritis Foundation2016
Novel Research GrantLupus Research Institute2015
Jack and Vonnie Schlomer Memorial ScholarArthritis National Research Foundation2014
Teaching AwardBrigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School2009
Emmy-Noether StipendGerman Research Foundation2003

Professional Service

National Institutes of HealthAd-hoc Member2022
Current Opinion in Structural BiologySection Editor2020 - Present
Swiss National Science FoundationAd-hoc reviewer2018 - 2019
Arthritis & RheumatologyAdvisory Editor2016 - 2018
National Institutes of HealthAd-hoc Member2016
US-Israel Binational Science FoundationAd-hoc reviewer2016
Department of DefenseAd-hoc Member2015
Clinical ImmunologyGuest Editor2014 - 2015

Departments & Organizations