Meet the Team

The Lupus Program consists of a multidisciplinary group of health care professionals. In addition to our rheumatologists, the program includes faculty from dermatology, hematology, nephrology, obstetrics and gynecology, pulmonology, and psychiatry.

Rheumatology

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Nada Abdulaziz, MBBS
Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ruba B. Kado, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

U-M Rheumatology Division, J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD
J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD

J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

U-M Rheumatology Division, Jason Knight, MD, PhD
Jason S. Knight, MD, PhD

Jason S. Knight, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

U-M Rheumatology Division, Wendy Marder, MD
Wendy Marder, MD

Wendy Marder, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

U-M Rheumatology Division, W. Joseph McCune, MD
W. Joseph McCune, MD

W. Joseph McCune, MD
Michael H. and Marcia S. Klein Professor of Rheumatic Diseases,
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Lupus Clinic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

U-M Rheumatology Division, Amr H. Sawalha, MD
Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Amr H. Sawalha, MD
Marvin and Betty Danto Research Professor of Connective Tissue Research,
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
 
 
 
 
 
 

U-M Rheumatology Division, Emily Somers, PhD, ScM
Emily C. Somers, PhD, ScM

Emily C. Somers, PhD, ScM
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Dermatology

  • Yolanda R. Helfrich, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Provides same-day consultation for dermatologic complications of SLE

Hematology

  • Paula L. Bockenstedt, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Provides consultation for hematologic complications of SLE and management of anti-phospholipid syndromes

Nephrology

  • Puneet Garg, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Panduranga Rao, MD, DNB, MS, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Provides consultation in the lupus clinic for patients with renal complications of SLE and its treatment

Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Anthony W. Opipari, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Consultant regarding gynecologic management, cervical atypia, and
    contraception
  • Cosmas van De Ven, MD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Consultant regarding patients with high risk pregnancy

Psychiatry

  • Rachel L. Glick, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Associate Chair for Clinical and Administrative Affairs

Pulmonology

  • Kevin M. Chan, MD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Consultant regarding pulmonary complications of SLE, and infectious complications of SLE and its treatment