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, body composition, and aging 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 National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the Rheumatology Research Foundation, and the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Diseases at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Systemic lupus erythematosus
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Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Subspecialty
KL2 Award, Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center, 2021
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
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
Lieber SB, Misra D, Sattui SE, Wysham KD. “Approaching frailty in rheumatic diseases: OA and beyond.” American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, 2021. Virtual symposium.
Lieber SB, Lipschultz R, Zahid S, Rajan M, Lin M, Donlin L, Lue N, Mandl LA. “Association of telomere length with phenotypic frailty in systemic lupus erythematosus.” American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, 2021. Virtual poster presentation.
Misra D, Wysham KD, Lieber SB, Sattui SE. “Frailty in rheumatic diseases: Evidence to date and lessons learned.” International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research, 2021. Virtual symposium.
Lieber SB, Navarro-Millán I, Nahid M, Rajan M, Sattui SE, Mandl LA. “Frailty in systemic lupus erythematosus: An administrative claims data analysis.” International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research, 2021. Virtual podium presentation.
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As of April 19, 2023, Dr. Lieber reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.
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