Dr. Sarah Lieber specializes in the care of patients with systemic rheumatic diseases. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her internal medicine internship and residency and also served as a chief resident in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Lieber subsequently completed her rheumatology fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery while also obtaining a Master of Science degree from Weill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences.
Dr. Lieber maintains an active clinical research program with the hope of improving health-related quality of life in patients with systemic rheumatic diseases. She has a focus on frailty and body composition in lupus and inflammatory arthritis and also participates in research related to reproductive health in patients with lupus and other systemic rheumatic diseases. Dr. Lieber has received support for her work from the Rheumatology Research Foundation and the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Diseases at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Michael D. Lockshin Fellowship of the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Diseases, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2019
Scientist Development Award, Rheumatology Research Foundation, 2018
Katherine Swan Ginsburg Humanism in Medicine Award, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2015
Medical and Pediatric Resident Research Award, Rheumatology Research Foundation, 2014
Elmer Hinton Award, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2013
Edward Sapir Prize, Yale University, 2007
Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2007
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As of July 01, 2020, Dr. Lieber reported no relationships with healthcare industry.
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MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2012
MS, Weill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York, NY, 2019
Internal Medicine Internship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2013
Internal Medicine Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2015
Internal Medicine Chief Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2017
Rheumatology Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2020
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Subspecialty
Lieber SB*, Tishler O*, Nasrullah K, Fowler ML, Shmerling RH, Paz Z. Clinical features of patients with septic endocarditis and echocardiographic features of infective endocarditis. Infection 2019; 47(5):771-9. *Authors contributed equally.
Lieber SB, Fowler ML, Zhu C, Moore A, Shmerling RH, Paz Z. Clinical characteristics and outcomes in polyarticular septic arthritis. Joint Bone Spine 2018;85(4):469-73.
Lieber SB, Fowler ML, Zhu C, Moore A, Shmerling RH, Paz Z. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of septic bursitis. Infection 2017;45(6):781-6.
Onlu O, Lieber SB, Roman MJ, Erkan D, Lockshin ML. Mitral valve vegetation in antiphospholipid syndrome. Arthritis Rheumatol 2016; 68(5):1300.
Lieber SB, Redberg RF, Blumenthal RS, Gandhi A, Robb KJ, Mora S. A national interactive web-based physical activity intervention in women, evaluation of the American Heart Association Choose to Move Program 2006-2007. American Journal of Cardiology 2012; 109(12):1754-1760.
Martin JR, Lieber SB, McGrath J, Shanabrough M, Horvath TL, Taylor HS. Maternal ghrelin deficiency compromises reproduction in female progeny through altered uterine developmental programming. Endocrinology 2011;152(5):2060-2066.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Lieber SB, Paget SA, Berman J, Barbhaiya M, Sammaritano L, Kirou KA, Carrino JA, Sheira D, Finik J, Mandl LA. "Frailty and sarcopenia in women with systemic lupus erythematosus." American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, 2019. Atlanta, GA.
Lieber SB, Rajan M, Sattui SE, Lui G, Schwartzman S, Mandl LA, Navarro-Millàn I. "Frailty in ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis: data from a national claims database." American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, 2019. Atlanta, GA.
Lieber SB, Schmucker AM, Mandl LA. "Frailty in systemic rheumatic diseases: a systematic review." American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, 2019. Atlanta, GA.