Assistant Professor of Medicine
Internship and Residency:
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University, Rheumatology
I am a junior faculty in the department of pediatric rheumatology, having also trained in adult rheumatology. I have an interest in pediatric autoimmune diseases, particularly in systemic lupus erythematosus. My research interests have focused on disease mechanisms in lupus. Specifically, we are developing novel biomarkers that may be useful to predict disease activity or disease damage. I am also establishing a prospective pediatric lupus cohort so that we can give children with lupus the most up-to-date care. My long-term goal is to identify predictors of disease activity and damage in pediatric lupus. If these predictors could be identified early, approaches to minimize inflammation and disease damage could be instituted so that children with lupus can lead productive, healthy lives.