The Michigan Lupus Program was officially created in 2007, however the contributing physicians have been dedicated to the specialized care of lupus patients for decades.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an extraordinarily complex autoimmune rheumatic disease that occurs primarily in women of childbearing age, which is best addressed by a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis, treatment and research.
The University of Michigan Medical School is one of the leading institutions in the country and provides an ideal environment to serve the Lupus community.
The goals of the Lupus Program are to provide “state of the art” multidisciplinary care, with a team of rheumatologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, hematologists, dermatologists, and high risk obstetricians and gynecologists, all with a special interest in lupus.
Our outpatient facility is designed and administered to ensure personal, professional, and attentive care for patients with lupus and related autoimmune diseases. Patients will find our staff receptive, knowledgeable, and friendly.
Our comprehensive patient care environment allows us to make expeditious appointments with other specialist physicians, assist in coordinating medical testing, and to draw blood for laboratory evaluation on-site and off site.
The University of Michigan Lupus Program facilitates advances in the treatment lupus by fostering continued development of an interdisciplinary group of physicians and physician scientist researchers focused on SLE.
The University of Michigan Lupus Program and Michigan Lupus Cohort staff facilitates the development and submission of research grants and contracts to support these objectives.
The University of Michigan Lupus Program serves as a resource for the training of physicians and medical students.