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Thomas Grader-Beck, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


Rheumatology, Sjogren's Syndrome, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Research Interests

Pathogenesis of systemic autoimmune diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjogren''s


Dr. Grader-Beck is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Rheumatology Division. 

Dr. Grader-Beck’s clinical interests include systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjögren’s syndrome, with emphasis on complex patients that are difficult to treat, as well as patients with vaginal sicca.


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    • Heidelberg University School of Medicine (Heidelberg) (1997)


    • University of Massachusetts Medical Center / Internal Medicine (Worcester MA ) (2003)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Rheumatology (Baltimore MD ) (2006)
    • Dana - Farber Cancer Institute (Boston MA ) (2000)


    • Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2005)
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    Research Summary

    His research interests include systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjögren’s syndrome. The pathogenesis of SLE and Sjogren’s syndrome, two closely related and common systemic autoimmune diseases, remains unknown. Antibodies that target self-molecules (autoantibodies) are thought to play an important role in the disease process. Dr. Grader-Beck’s laboratory is investigating mechanisms that may render self-structures immunogenic and hypothesizes that specific posttranslational modifications of antigens that may occur during infections or malignant transformation lead to expression of neoepitopes that propagate autoimmunity in the right setting. By combining studies using a variety of mouse strains, specific gene-deficient mice as well as human biological specimens, Dr. Grader-Beck’s team is taking a translational approach to answer these questions.

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    Good Samaritan Professional Building
    5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
    Russell Morgan
    Suite 507
    Baltimore, MD 21239
    Phone: 443-444-4646
    Appointment Phone: 443-444-4646
    Fax: 410-630-7496
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Sjogrens Center
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-1887
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-1887
    Fax: 410-550-6255
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
    Arthritis Center, JHAAC
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-8089
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-8089
    Fax: 410-550-5601
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    • Medicine - Clinical and Molecular Rheumatology

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