Lindsay S. Lally, MD

Dr. Lally specializes in the care of patients with various rheumatic conditions including vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma and rheumatoid arthritis and has a particular interest in the systemic vasculitides. Dr. Lally is actively involved as an investigator in numerous clinical and translational studies focusing on vasculitis and has been the recipient of several awards including a Vasculitis Foundation Research Grant and the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award.

Dr. Lally received her Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center followed by her Rheumatology Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery.


Assistant Attending Rheumatologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Connective Tissue Disease
Sjogren’s Syndrome
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus/Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
Inflammatory Arthritis


Vasculitis Foundation Research Grant, 2013
American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award, 2013
Weill Cornell Alumni Organization Distinguished Housestaff Award, 2010
William C. Thro Memorial Prize for pathophysiology, 2008
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2007


American College of Rheumatology


Intra-articular and intra-bursal aspirations and injections

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
United Healthcare

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MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, 2008


Internal Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell


Internal Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell


Hospital for Special Surgery, NY


Internal Medicine

State Licensure


Selected Publications

Lally L, Spiera RF.  Current Landscape of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis: Classification, Diagnosis and Treatment . Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2015;41(1):1-19. 

Lally L, Sammaritano LR. Vasculitis in Antiphospholipid syndrome. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2015;41(1):109-23.

Lally L, Spiera RF.  Current therapies for ANCA-associated vasculitis.  Annual Review of Medicine 2014, volume 66 in press 

Lally L, Pernis A, Narula N, Huang WT and Spiera RF. Increased Rho Kinase Activity in Temporal Artery Biopsies from Patients with Giant Cell Arteritis. Rheumatology (Oxford)  2014.

Lally L, Lebovics RS, Huang-WT, Spiera RF.  Effectiveness of rituximab for the otolaryngologic manifestations of granulomatosis with polyangitiitis.  Arthritis Care Res 2014;66(9)1403-9.

Lally L, Spiera RF.  Biomarkers in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis.  Curr Rheumatol Rep.  2013;15:363

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

Lally L, Paget S. Clinical Approach to Patients with Vasculitis. In: The Vasculitidies: General Considerations and Systemic Vasculitis. (Ed Younger D) Nova Scientific, 2014.

Lally L, Spiera RF.  Vasculitis in Pregnancy. In: Contraception and Pregnancy in Patients with Rheumatic Disease.  (Ed Sammaritano LR and Bermas BL) Springer, 2014. 

Erkan D, Lally L, and Lockshin M.  What Should Patients Know about Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Antiphospholipid Syndrome? In: Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Insights and Highlights from the 13th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies. (Eds Erkan D and Pierangeli S) Springer, 2012.

Selected Presentations

Increased Rho Kinase (ROCK) Activity in Temporal Arterial Biopsies from Patients with Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA), American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA, Oct 25-30, 2013.   oral presentation

Efficacy of Rituximab for Otolaryngologic (ENT) Manifestations of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA, Wegener’s granulomatosis), American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA, Oct 25-30, 2013.    poster presentation

Increased Rho Kinase (ROCK) Activity in Temporal Arterial Biopsies from Patients with Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). International Giant Cell Arteritis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Large Vessel Vasculitis Symposium,  Southend, UK  November 2013 oral presenation

Rho Kinase (ROCK) Activity in Aortitis: Comparison of Giant Cell Arteritis, Takayasu Arteritis, and Isolated Aortitis. American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov 16-19, 2014. poster presentation

Research Interests

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Dr. Robert Spiera, Rheumatologist specializing in scleroderma

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
Belaire Building
7th floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.774.2434

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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