Dr. Niti Goel is a board-certified rheumatologist. She is a Senior Vice President, Therapeutic Head of Rheumatology at TrialSpark and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. She is also a patient research partner in the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) and Outcomes in Rheumatology (OMERACT). She is active in academic and industry efforts to develop treatments for the treatment of musculoskeletal and autoimmune conditions. Her academic, industry, and patient research partner roles allow her to participate holistically in research and academic endeavors, including teaching young rheumatology trainees in caring for people with rheumatologic conditions, and to ensure those endeavors are not only patient‑centered but also address diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Goel received her MD from Jefferson Medical College and completed her training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Duke University Medical Center.