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Lupus Center

The Lupus Center is dedicated to individualized care of patients with lupus, while advancing understanding and developing new treatments for the disease.

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, and a number of other organs. While anyone can develop lupus, the disease primarily affects women of African, Hispanic, and Asian descent between the ages of 15 and 45. The severity of the symptoms can vary greatly, from mild to life-threatening.

Lupus is notoriously difficult to diagnose, as its symptoms can mimic those of various other conditions. More than 16,000 Americans a year will develop lupus, and more than 2 million Americans currently have some form of the disease, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. There is currently no cure; however, new treatments have progressively improved the quality of life and lifespan of lupus patients over the last few decades.

ColumbiaDoctors Lupus Center

Our goal at the Lupus Center is to provide all the support you need to manage your symptoms and reduce the impact the disease has on your quality of life. Our world-renowned specialists have years of experience researching, developing, and providing the most effective treatments. At the Lupus Center we understand that as the severity and number of symptoms vary greatly, so must your care.

Lupus Center at Columbia University Medical Center

Rheumatologist talks with lupus patient

Multidisciplinary Support at a World-class Medical Center

Since lupus can affect almost any organ in the body, effective and comprehensive care often calls for cooperation across a variety of medical fields, including rheumatology, nephrology, dermatology, neurology, and gastroenterology. Our rheumatologists collaborate with experts from all disciplines to ensure that you receive the best care possible.

Rheumatologist inspects patient's mouth for symptoms

Research and Clinical Trials

Lupus is an incredibly complex disease, and exploring new therapies is essential to providing the best possible care. At our Lupus Center, patients have access to some of the newest treatments through participation in clinical trials. Our researchers are dedicated to advancing the understanding of lupus and its causes, and are pioneers in the advancement of new treatments and lupus research.

Lupus patient listens to expert rheumatologist

Patient Education and Support

Lupus presents many challenges, and simply staying informed without becoming overwhelmed can be its own challenge. Our physicians will partner with you to keep you up to date on the latest advances, and navigate the information to help you keep lupus from controlling your life.

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To make an appointment by phone, please call (212) 305-4308.


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Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10032

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019