- Assistant Professor of Medicine
- M.D.: University of Padova (Italy) Medical School (cum laude)
- Internship and Residency: Mayo Clinic Rochester (MN)
- Post-doctoral Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University, Rheumatology; University of Padova (Italy), Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Dr. Boin is currently a staff physician at the Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center and Director for Translational Research. He is involved with the clinical care of patients with fibrosing skin disorders including systemic sclerosis, eosinophilic fasciitis, scleromyxedema, nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy as well as primary Raynaud’s phenomenon and other systemic rheumatic diseases.
Dr. Boin’s research is focused on the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis. In particular he is investigating the role of polarized effector T cell response in the generation of a pro-fibrotic milieu and in the selection of different disease-specific clinical phenotypes. He is also interested in the detection, characterization and quantification of autoantigen (topoisomerase-I)-specific T and B cells as a more effective and reliable tool to investigate pathogenesis, measure disease activity and predict clinical outcome in patients with systemic sclerosis.