Muhammad B. Yunus, MD, FACP, FACR, FRCP
Dr. Muhammad B. Yunus is a board certified rheumatologist and a retired professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP). He served the College of Medicine at Peoria as an educator, researcher, clinician and chairman of the musculoskeletal organ segment for more than 30 years.
Dr. Yunus is the author of 109 articles and 15 book chapters. He is an internationally known researcher and speaker on fibromyalgia and related conditions. Dr. Yunus and his collaborators published the first family study with HLA typing of Reiter’s syndrome, the first controlled study of the spectrum of clinical features of fibromyalgia, first controlled study of juvenile fibromyalgia, and the first genetic linkage analysis of multi-case families with fibromyalgia, among others.
He was also the first to propose the concept of overlapping syndromes including fibromyalgia, and he was the first to suggest that the common glue of these syndromes is central sensitization. The term central sensitivity syndromes, coined by Dr. Yunus, is now well accepted in the literature.
Dr. Yunus served on the editorial board of 10 international medical journals, and was the Guest Editor of Special Issues of two journals. He was a manuscript reviewer for innumerable international journals, including Arthritis & Rheumatology, Journal of Rheumatology, Annals of Internal Medicine and The New England Journal of Medicine.
He received the UICOMP Faculty Award for Outstanding Research and the Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching. He also received the Golden Apple Award and numerous Teaching Excellence Certificates for the Best Instructor in the Skeletal, Connective Tissue and Skin diseases segment.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Rheumatology and the Royal College of Physicians in the UK.