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Dr. Anca Dinu Askanase recently joined the Columbia University Rheumatology faculty where she is the founder and clinical director of Columbia's new Lupus Center and the Director of Rheumatology Clinical Trials. She is an internationally renowned clinician, diagnostician and researcher who specializes in complex Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). She trained as a rheumatologist at New York University where she remained for more than 15 years on faculty directing clinical trials, training fellows and residents, and treating challenging cases of SLE at NYU's prestigious hospitals.

Dr. Jill Buyon is director of the Division of Rheumatology and a professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine in New York, NY. She is also director of the NYU Lupus Center and Hospital for Joint Diseases Lupus Clinic.

Dr. Mary Anne Dooley, MPH, retired as an associate professor of medicine from the Rheumatology Division at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently adjunct professor of medicine at the UNC Kidney Center. For more than 20 years, she headed the lupus clinic at UNC.

Dr. Richard Furie, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at Northwell Health, is a rheumatologist whose activities for the last several decades have focused on patient care, physician education, and clinical research in the area of anti-rheumatic drug development. He directs The Program in Novel Therapeutics, the Health System's clinical research program in musculoskeletal disease. He also directs the SLE and Autoimmune Disease Treatment Center, which has become internationally recognized for its role in the development of new therapies for SLE.

Dr. R. Elaine Lambert is an adjunct clinical professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, CA. She also practices rheumatology at Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine Associates in Redwood City, CA.

She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Baylor University in Waco, TX, and her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as her fellowship in rheumatology, at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA. Dr. Lambert also completed a fellowship in clinical research at Stanford University Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and rheumatology.

Dr. Michelle Petri, MPH, is director of the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center and a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. She has been the principal investigator for the National Institutes of Health-funded Hopkins Lupus Cohort for more than 25 years.

Note: Drs. Askanase, Buyon, Dooley, Furie, Lambert and Petri received compensation for their participation in these programs.


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