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Sangeeta Dileep Sule, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Pediatric Rheumatology

Research Interests

Rheumatic diseases in children; Renal involvement in pediatric lupus erythematosus; Disease-modifying agents for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; Scleroderma; Lupus; Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; Myositis; Vasculitis


Dr. Sangeeta Sule is an assistant professor of pediatrics and medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include pediatric rheumatology and nephrology. 

Dr. Sule received a bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular biology from Tulane University and completed her medical training at the Baylor College of Medicine. She pursued an internship and residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Baylor and then undertook fellowship training in rheumatology at Johns Hopkins. She also holds a Ph.D. in clinical investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

As a clinician, educator and investigator, Dr. Sule is actively involved in the care of pediatric patients with a range of rheumatologic diseases. Her research interest is primarily focused on pediatric lupus, though she is also studying the effects of diet and exercise on inflammation in pediatric rheumatic diseases. 

Dr. Sule is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology and the Arthritis Foundation. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine, and holds a certification with the sub-board in Rheumatology. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Baylor College of Medicine / MD (1996)


    • Baylor College of Medicine / Medicine and Pediatrics (2000)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Rheumatology (2003)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Rheumatology (2003)
    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (2000, 2008)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Sule’s research interest is primarily focused on pediatric lupus. She has established a cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and is studying, using a prospective cohort design, the association of measures of disease activity and damage with clinical outcomes.

    In addition, Dr. Sule is pursuing new areas of research in pediatric rheumatology. She is currently studying the effects of diet and exercise on inflammation in pediatric rheumatic diseases. She has an ongoing trial of different exercise techniques in children with juvenile arthritis.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Sule SD, Moodalbail DG, Burnham J, Fivush B, Furth SL. "Predictors of kidney disease in a cohort of pediatric patients with lupus." Lupus. 2015 Feb 12. pii: 0961203315570162. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25680740.

    Sule S, Fivush B, Neu A, Furth S. "Increased risk of death in African American patients with end-stage renal disease secondary to lupus." Clin Kidney J. 2014 Feb;7(1):40-4. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sft157. Epub 2014 Jan 2.

    Sule S, Fivush B, Neu A, Furth S. "Increased hospitalizations and death in patients with ESRD secondary to lupus." Lupus. 2012 Oct;21(11):1208-13. doi: 10.1177/0961203312451506. Epub 2012 Jun 26. PubMed PMID: 22736748.

    Sule S, Rosen A, Petri M, Akhter E, Andrade F. "Abnormal production of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines by lupus monocytes in response to apoptotic cells." PLoS One. 2011 Mar 14;6(3):e17495. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017495. PubMed PMID: 21423726; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3056659.

    Sule S, Fivush B, Neu A, Furth S. "Increased risk of death in pediatric and adult patients with ESRD secondary to lupus." Pediatr Nephrol. 2011 Jan;26(1):93-8. doi: 10.1007/s00467-010-1640-9. Epub 2010 Oct 3. PubMed PMID: 20890767; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2992078.

    Tincopa M, Puttgen KB, Sule S, Cohen BA, Gerstenblith MR. "Bullous lupus: an unusual initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus in an adolescent girl." Pediatr Dermatol. 2010 Jul-Aug;27(4):373-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2010.01179.x. PubMed PMID: 20653856.

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    • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2000
    • American College of Physicians, 2000
    • American College of Rheumatology, 2000
    • Arthritis Foundation, 2001
    • American Society of Nephrology, 2006
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