- About our practice
- Scheduling an appointment
- Prescription Refills
- Our Physicians and Faculty
- Our Staff
- Vasculitis Web Site
The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center sees patients with suspected or confirmed diagnoses of vasculitis. Our doctors are attending physicians and full time faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. It is our mission to provide excellent clinical care while seeking to better understand the causes, treatments, and best treatment approaches for the systemic vasculitides. Each of our physicians is actively involved in clinical research. Other members of our Vasculitis Center include a clinical nurse, and several research and patient care coordinators and medical assistants who assist in the care of our patients. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring the highest quality, state-of-the-art care for patients in the Baltimore community and around the globe.
Most patients travel to the JHVC. To ensure the trip is worth a patient’s time, effort and expense, the Vasculitis Center reviews each person’s medical records looking for indicators that vasculitis is the correct diagnosis before confirming appointments. If vasculitis indicators do not seem present, but other possible rheumatological diagnosis seems likely, a patient will be referred to the appropriate clinic within Hopkins.
To start the appointment process with the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center, please contact our Patient Care Coordinators who will provide guidance. They can be reached at our clinic at 410-550-6825.
To view the appointment instructions online, please visit the Vasculitis Center Website.
Refills of routine prescriptions can usually be called in or faxed to your pharmacy. We do not fill prescriptions over the weekend or holidays. Many prescriptions require prior authorization by your insurance plan, and this may take several days to obtain. Medical Assistance and certain pain medications cannot be called in; we will mail these prescriptions to you (or you can pick them up).
Please plan ahead and call 7 days before running out of your medications.
If you call for a prescription refill, leave the following information on the machine (410-550-6825):
• Your name
• Your date of birth (we have many patients with the same name!)
• The medication name
• The medication dosage
• How you are taking the medication (once daily, twice daily, etc.)
• The quantity needed (one month or 3 month supply)
• The pharmacy phone number
• Your contact number where you can be reached DURING THE DAY (such as a cell phone) if we have questions.
Stuart Levine, M.D., Co-Director of the Vasculitis Center
Phil Seo, M.D., Co-Director of the Vasculitis Center
David B. Hellmann, M.D., Executive Director of the Vasculitis Center
Duvuru Geetha, M.D. Nephrologist
Alicia Rodriguez-Pla, M.D., Ph.D.
Sidone is a Senior Patient Care Coordinator. In this role she coordinates patient appointments, either within the Vasculitis Center or between several departments. She also assists with patient check-in and check-out, patient triage, and patient communication.
Lourdes is the Research Program Supervisor for the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing was earned at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Prior to her current position at the Vasculitis Center, Mrs. Sejismundo was a medical-surgical floor nurse in the Washington D.C. area and a clinical research nurse that the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center General Clinical Research Center.
Cynthia is a Research Program Coordinator and works on various clinical trials in the Vasculitis Center. She also helps with patients in the clinic. Cynthia brings a wide range of medical management skills to her role at the Vasculitis Center from her experiences as a Medical Assistant, in private sector pediatrics and as a Certified Insurance Coder. As with all our Clinical Staff, she is ready to assist in making our patients contact with the Center as organized and effortless as possible.