About Us

The Lupus Program was officially created in 2007, however, the contributing physicians have been dedicated to the specialized care of patients with lupus for decades. The University of Michigan Medical School is one of the leading institutions in the country and provides an ideal environment to serve the lupus community.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an extraordinarily complex autoimmune rheumatic disease that occurs primarily in women of childbearing age, which is best addressed by a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis, treatment, and research. Our program goals are to provide “state of the art” multidisciplinary care, with a team of rheumatologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, hematologists, dermatologists, and high risk obstetricians and gynecologists.

Our comprehensive patient care environment allows us to make expeditious appointments with other specialist physicians, assist in coordinating medical testing, and to draw blood for laboratory evaluation on-site and off-site. Our outpatient facility is designed and administered to ensure personal, professional, and attentive care for patients with lupus and related autoimmune diseases. Patients will find our staff receptive, knowledgeable, and friendly.

Our researchers are heavily involved in basic research and clinical trials. The program facilitates advances in the treatment of lupus by fostering continued development of an interdisciplinary group of physicians and physician scientist researchers focused on SLE. The University of Michigan Lupus Program and Michigan Lupus Cohort staff facilitates the development and submission of research grants and contracts to support the program’s objectives.

Along with providing excellent patient care and performing cutting-edge research, education is one of our primary objectives. Our program proudly serves as a resource for the training of physicians and medical students to better serve our community.