The goal of the Lupus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) Center of Excellence is to provide the highest quality of care to enhance our patients’ lives. Lupus and APS are autoimmune diseases that are highly variable from patient to patient and unpredictable over the course of any one patient’s life. We are here to help you manage your illness by providing individualized care and support to meet your specific needs.
Director of the Center, Jane Salmon, MD discusses the Center's mission and goals in a quick one-minute video.
HSS Rheumatologist, Lisa Sammaritano, MD talks about reproductive health issues facing women with lupus.
Please call us at 877.SLE.CURE (877.753.2873) for help booking an appointment. For non-urgent requests or questions please email us.
Our HSS lupus and APS specialists have decades of experience caring for patients, compassionately applying their knowledge to each individual under their care. They coordinate care with specialists in other fields to help manage a patient's whole health status. Combining research advances from HSS scientists and other researchers with deep clinical expertise enables us to provide a tailored, evidence-based approach. Our non-clinical staff provides programming, education and support, while the research coordinators enable patients to partner with us in the pursuit of better medical outcomes.
Specialist physicians who are interested in participating in the Multispecialty Panel are welcome to contact the Lupus & APS Center to discuss the role and requirements. Patients contacting a physician for referral services are advised to verify that the physician participates with their health insurance prior to making an appointment.
Allyson Peysner, MHA - Manager, Lupus and APS Center of Excellence
Jillian Rose, PhD, MPH, LCSW - Assistant Vice-President (AVP) Community Engagement, Diversity & Research
Priscilla Toral, LCSW - Assistant Director for Lupus Programs & Community Engagement
Giselle Rodriguez, LCSW - Program Coordinator, Charla de Lupus (Lupus Chat)®
Eliza Ngan-Dittgen - Senior Program Associate, LANtern® (Lupus Asian Network)
Nadia Murphy, LCSW - Manager VOICES 60+ Senior Advocacy Program
Ursula Izquierdo, LCSW - Social Worker, VOICES 60+
Baptiste Nicolas, LCSW - Adult Rheumatology Social Worker
Marta Guerra – IMPACT & PROMISSE Project Coordinator (Dr. Jane Salmon)
Margaret Minett – Clinical Research Coordinator (Dr. Jane Salmon)
Jeffrey Zhang-Sun – Clinical Research Coordinator (Dr. Kyriakos Kirou & Dr. Mary Crow)
JoAnn Vega – Clinical Research Coordinator (Dr. Medha Barbhaiya, Dr. Doruk Erkan & Dr. Michael Lockshin)
The article links below are intended for those who have symptoms, have been diagnosed or have complications from lupus, lupus nephritis or APS. For professional health education, please see the Research & Professionals tab (on this page) and the HSS Education Institute.
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Having access to high quality medical care and resources for social, emotional, and other support can empower you to care for yourself and improve the quality of your life. We offer the following resources and programs to patients and their families:
If you have any questions about our lupus and APS programs or are a new patient looking for care email us.
Scientists and clinicians at HSS are constantly working to advance understanding of the causes of disease and develop novel treatments for lupus and APS. In partnership with our patients, significant progress has been made.
You can also participate in our observational studies and clinical trials:
Patients have the right to stop participation in a research study at any time. If you would like to obtain more information or to see if you qualify for a study or trial, contact 1.877.SLE.CURE.
Grand Rounds: Management of Complex Cases: this publication profiles highly complicated cases at HSS in full detail with follow-up data and a discussion on clinical treatment.
Journal Articles and Publications: published articles on PubMed
HSS Professional Newsletters: Subscribe to Rheumlink, our professional rheumatology newsletter
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