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, psychiatry, and pulmonology.

Rheumatology

  • W. Joseph McCune, MD - Director, Lupus Program
    Michael H. and Marcia S. Klein Professor of Rheumatic Diseases
    Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Jason Knight, MD, PhD - Associate Director, Lupus Program
    Marvin and Betty Danto Research Professor of Connective Tissue Research
    Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Nada Abdulaziz, MBBS
    Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Ruba Kado, MD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD
    Giles G. Bole MD and Dorothy Mulkey MD Research Professor of Rheumatology
    Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Wendy Marder, MD
    Associate Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Emily Somers, PhD, ScM
    Associate Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Environmental Health Sciences
  • Amber Young, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Dermatology

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

Hematology

  • Paula 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 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 Glick, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Associate Chair for Clinical and Administrative Affairs

Pulmonology

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