Vernon Berglund is a native of the Twin Cities and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with both undergraduate and Medical School degrees. After a few years enjoying the warmer climates of Iowa during residency, he returned to the U of MN for his rheumatology fellowship. He enjoys jogging, gardening and playing tennis, although now must settle for congratulating his son after a match. Although a lifelong love, reading for pleasure seems to have more competition in recent years, including from cooking. His interests in rheumatology are many and include the collagen vascular diseases and psoriatic arthritis.