The Lupus Clinic at Boston Medical Center

The Lupus Clinic at Boston Medical Center is a partnership between the Departments of Rheumatology, Dermatology, and Nephrology. Our specialists in these departments have experience caring for hundreds of patients with chronic autoimmune diseases, including lupus.  In the Lupus Clinic, patients can be seen by multiple physicians on the same day for convenient and comprehensive care.  In addition, many of our physicians conduct research to better understand the development and treatment of lupus. This includes clinical trials and an autoimmune disease patient registry.
 
We have a monthly lupus meeting where researchers, physicians, and patient care providers meet to discuss research breakthroughs, new therapies, and how to improve the patient experience.
 
BMC’s lupus patient population is diverse. We strive to provide exceptional care to all patients - without exception.

Referring Providers

Please contact the lupus patient navigator at 617.638.1831 to refer a patient.
Referrals can also be faxed to 617.638.7454. On the cover letter, please specify “Lupus Clinic at BMC” and “Attention: Lupus Clinic.”

Contact Us

Our Team

Rheumatologists

Eugene Y Kissin, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Michael R York, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,
Rheumatologist

Dermatologists

Christina Lam, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Special Interests

connective tissue diseases, such as cutaneous lupus, dermatomyositis, and morphea, and complex medical dermatology, including sarcoidosis and vasculitis

Nephrology

Patient Resources

What is Lupus?

Lupus is a complex autoimmune disorder where the body’s cells are attacked by one’s own immune system.

Lupus Patient Information

Lupus Foundation of New England: A local organization that hosts lupus educational events, fundraisers, and other activities.

Clinical Trials

Many lupus patients, despite receiving the standard-of-care treatment for lupus or lupus nephritis, still do not achieve a complete remission. Some patients cannot tolerate the standard-of-care treatments because they develop significant side effects.
 
We offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and receive investigational treatments for lupus. Investigational treatments are medications that are not currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat lupus. To learn more about what a clinical trial is, visit clinicaltrials.gov and select “About Clinical Studies.”

Research Overview

Our physician scientists work with a talented group of researchers to investigate the causes of immune system disorders. We collaborate with pharmaceutical companies in the Boston area to develop new treatments for lupus and other autoimmune diseases.

Rheumatology Education

Rheumatology Education

Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

To learn about our academic and fellowship programs in rheumatology, please visit:
http://www.bumc.bu.edu/rheumatology/fellowship/

To learn about our academic and fellowship programs in nephrology, please visit:
https://www.bumc.bu.edu/nephrology/fellowship/

To learn about our academic and fellowship programs in dermatology, please visit:
https://www.bumc.bu.edu/derm/training-programs-overview/fellowships/rheumatologic-dermatology-fellowship/