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Michelle A Petri, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Hopkins Lupus Center
Professor of Medicine

Female  | Languages: English, French

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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  • Director, Hopkins Lupus Center
  • Professor of Medicine

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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Phone: 410-955-9114
Fax: 410-614-0498


Rheumatology, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Research Interests

Lupus; Antiphospholipid Syndrome


Michelle Petri, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She attended medical school at Harvard University and fulfilled her internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition, she completed two fellowship programs at the University of California, San Francisco in allergy and immunology and rheumatology. Dr. Petri is the Director of the Hopkins Lupus Cohort, a longitudinal study of morbidity and mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus, and Co-Director of the Hopkins Lupus Pregnancy Center. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Harvard Medical School / MD (1980)


    • Massachusetts General Hospital (1983)


    • University of California San Francisco (1986)


    • American Board of Allergy & Immunology / Allergy & Immunology (1985)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1983)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Rheumatology (1986)
  • Research & Publications +

    Clinical Trial Keywords: Lupus

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Strand V, Petri M, Kalunian K, Gordon C, Wallace DJ, Hobbs K, Kelley L, Kilgallen B, Wegener WA, Goldenberg DM. Epratuzumab for patients with moderate to severe flaring SLE: health-related quality of life outcomes and corticosteroid use in the randomized controlled ALLEVIATE trials and extension study SL0006. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24273022
    2. Ginzler EM, Wallace DJ, Merrill JT, Furie RA, Stohl W, Chatham WW, Weinstein A, McKay JD, McCune WJ, Zhong ZJ, Freimuth WW, Petri MA; the LBSL02/99 Study Group. Disease Control and Safety of Belimumab Plus Standard Therapy Over 7 Years in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. J Rheumatol. 2013 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24187095 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Free Article
    3. Timlin H, Petri M. Transient ischemic attack and stroke in systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus. 2013 Oct;22(12):1251-8. doi: 10.1177/0961203313497416. PMID: 24097997
    4. Petri M, Kawata AK, Fernandes AW, Gajria K, Greth W, Hareendran A, Ethgen D. Impaired health status and the effect of pain and fatigue on functioning in clinical trial patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. J Rheumatol. 2013 Nov;40(11):1865-74. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.130046. Epub 2013 Oct 1. PMID: 24085548
    5. Smith LW, Petri M. Diffuse lymphadenopathy as the presenting manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. J Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Oct;19(7):397-9. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e3182a6a924. PMID: 24048114
    6. Murthy V, Willis R, Romay-Penabad Z, Ruiz-Limón P, Martínez-Martínez LA, Jatwani S, Jajoria P, Seif A, Alarcón GS, Papalardo E, Liu J, Vilá LM, McGwin G Jr, McNearney TA, Maganti R, Sunkureddi P, Parekh T, Tarantino M, Akhter E, Fang H, Gonzalez EB, Binder WR, Norman GL, Shums Z, Teodorescu M, Reveille JD, Petri M, Pierangeli SS. Value of Isolated IgA Anti-β2 -Glycoprotein I Positivity in the Diagnosis of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Dec;65(12):3186-93. doi: 10.1002/art.38131. PMID: 23983008
    7. Kiani AN, Fang H, Magder LS, Petri M. Vitamin D deficiency does not predict progression of coronary artery calcium, carotid intima-media thickness or high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in systemic lupus erythematosus. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Nov;52(11):2071-6. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/ket271. Epub 2013 Aug 16. PMID: 23955647
    8. Fangtham M, Petri M. 2013 update: Hopkins lupus cohort. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2013 Sep;15(9):360. doi: 10.1007/s11926-013-0360-0. PMID: 23888367
    9. Bello KJ, Fang H, Fazeli P, Bolad W, Corretti M, Magder LS, Petri M. Omega-3 in SLE: a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial of endothelial dysfunction and disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus. Rheumatol Int. 2013 Nov;33(11):2789-96. doi: 10.1007/s00296-013-2811-3. Epub 2013 Jul 2. PMID: 23817872
    10. Stojan G, Petri M. Atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2013 Sep;62(3):255-62. doi: 10.1097/FJC.0b013e31829dd857. PMID: 23792700
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • NIH Clinical Associate Physician Award, 1988 - 1991
    • Hopkins Clinician Scientist, 1991 - 1992
    • Edmund L. Dubois Award, American College of Rheumatology, Southeast Region, 1993
    • Listed in Americas Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2003 - 2008
    • Listed in Guide to Americas Top Physicians, Consumers Research Council of America, 2004 - 2005
    • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005 - 2008
    • Listed in Who's Who in America, 2009


    • American College of Rheumatology
    • Lupus Foundation of America
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