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Sarah B. Lieber, MD, MS


About Dr. Lieber

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.

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Specialized Centers

Lupus and APS Center of Excellence
Rheumatology Reproductive Health Program

Special Expertise

Systemic lupus erythematosus
Rheumatoid arthritis
Inflammatory arthritis
Sjogren's syndrome

Patient Stories


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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

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Lieber

Patient Education

Professional Education

Selected Journal Articles

Lieber SB, Nahid M, Paget S, Berman JR, Barbhaiya M, Sammaritano LR, Kirou K, Carrino JA, Rajan M, Sheira D, Mandl LA. Evaluation of a Patient-reported Frailty Tool in Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Journal of Rheumatology 2021; online ahead of print.

Sattui SE, Rajan M, Lieber SB, Lui G, Sterling M, Curtis JR, Mandl LA, Navarro-Millán I. Association of cardiovascular disease and traditional cardiovascular risk factors with the incidence of dementia among patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 2021;51(1):292-298.

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.

Selected Presentations

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.  


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of July 01, 2020, Dr. Lieber reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

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