Rheumatology News

Zhang Investiture

On September 17, 2020, Stony Brook University formally invested David G. Thanassi as the Zhang Family Endowed Chair in Microbiology and Immunology and Qingping Yao, MD, PhD, as the Zhang Family Endowed Chair in Rheumatology in a virtual ceremony. These prestigious endowed chairs, established by Huayi Zhang, PhD, and Siuling Zhang, help, and will continue to help, the University recruit and retain world-class researchers in the fields of immunology, virology and infectious diseases.

Zhang Investiture

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COVID-19 in Rheumatic Diseases on Biologics

2 Patients on Different DMARDs Experience 2 COVID-19 Disease Courses - article published in The Rheumatologist

https://www.the-rheumatologist.org/article/2-patients-on-different-dmards-experience-2-covid-19-disease-courses/


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Autoinflammatory and Autoimmune Disease Symposium

Saturday, September 7, 2019

The Center of Autoinflammatory Disease at Stony Brook University Renaissance Medical School is one of the few centers in the United States to provide specialized care for patients and to perform breakthrough research. This center consists of a multidisciplinary team with world-class experts in the field.

 


 

2nd Autoinflammatory and Autoimmune Disease Symposium
May 29, 2019 | By Department of Medicine

Venue: Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

The Center of Autoinflammatory Disease at Stony Brook University Renaissance Medical School is one of the few centers in the United States to provide specialized care for patients and to perform breakthrough research. This center consists of a multidisciplinary team with world-class experts in the field.

Autoinflammatory disease care has increasingly become an integral part of rheumatology practice, and a diagnosis and management of this group of diseases require special knowledge and skills. Genetic and molecular testing is often used.  A high quality of care for these diseases involves multidisciplinary team.

The symposium will cover not only monogenic periodic fever syndromes, but also complex autoinflammatory diseases.  Autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases are distinct and intertwined, and an update on some autoimmune diseases will be covered as well. The topics will be lectured by well-known and highly experienced experts, as well as innovative researchers in both clinical care and research of these diseases.

This symposium will be held in the Auditorium of MART, a brand new state of the art building within the Renaissance Medical School. Hilton Garden Inn for accommodation of attendees is right on the main campus of the university.

An agenda on the symposium and registration information will follow shortly.

                                                                                                                    


 

Medicine Grand Rounds by Invited Rheumatology Speaker from Yale University
March 26, 2019 | By Department of Medicine

Dr. Joseph Craft from Yale University gave a lecture titled Systemic Autoimmunity: Etiology and Consequences on Medicine Grand Rounds at Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine on March 13, 2019. Dr. Craft is Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine Professor of Immunobiology and Director, Yale Investigative Medicine Program. Dr. Craft served as Chief of Rheumatology in the past and is world renowned expert in the study of immune response in rheumatic diseases, particularly in systemic lupus erythematosus. 

Attendees included faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students at Stony Brook Department of Medicine. At our Rheumatology weekly conference, Dr. Craft also discussed with our rheumatology faculty and fellows about a complex case of SLE and management. Dr. Craft’s lecture and discussions were extremely welcome by our audience, and we appreciated his expertise and teaching.  

 

 


Rheumatology Speaker for the Medicine Grand Rounds

As invited, Dr. Joan Bathon, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons presented a wonderful lecture titled: “Exploring Pathways to Heart Failure in Rheumatoid Arthritis”at the Medicine Grand Rounds at Stony Brook University School of Medicine on April 11, 2018.  Attendees included faculty, fellows, residents, students and outside guests. Dr. Bathon is a renowned rheumatologist and a former Editor-in-Chief of the ACR’s journal, Arthritis and Rheumatology. She is an expert in the study of rheumatoid Arthritis and cardiac diseases.

Dr. Bathon also discussed a case of complicated rheumatoid arthritis with our faculty and fellows at our Rheumatology Rounds. We have been grateful for Dr. Bathon’s lectures. 

Rheumatology Grand Rounds - 04.11.18

 

Top Rheumatology Expert Delivered Lectures on Medicine Grand Rounds and Rheumatology Rounds at Stony Brook University School of Medicine
May 3, 2017 | By Department of Medicine

As invited by Dr. Qingping Yao, Professor Leonard Calabrese, RJ Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology, the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease, Cleveland Clinic delivered an outstanding lecture on Examining the 2015 ACR Guidelines for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis to the Medicine Grand Rounds, Stony Brook University School of Medicine on May 3, 2017. Attendees included faculty, staff, fellows, residents, medical students as well as some rheumatologists on Long Island, New York. Dr. Calabrese is a world renowned expert and great medical educator in the field of rheumatology. He also discussed a complex case of CNS vasculitis with rheumatology faculty and fellows on Rheumatology Grand Rounds. Dr. Calabrese shared his extensive expertise and wealthy experience in the management of the diseases. Attendees have been greatly beneficial, and we have been grateful.

 

Yao Syndrome Is Registered in OMIM
February 1, 2017 | By Department of Medicine

Yao syndrome, formerly designated as NOD2-associated autoinflammatory disease, has been named after Dr. Qingping Yao who discovered the disease. Dr. Yao is Professor and Chief, the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Stony Brook University. Dr. Yao has published prolifically about the disease in prestigious medical journals, including the American Journal of Medicine (Link). The disease Yao syndrome is registered in OMIM (Online Mendalian Inheritance in Man) and assigned the OMIM number (#617321)(Link). OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available to physicians, researchers, other professionals, as well as the public. The inclusion of Yao syndrome in OMIM will bring about a wide attention and recognition of the disease and thus facilitate its in-depth study.

 

Yao Syndrome in the American Journal of Medicine
December 19, 2016 | By Department of Medicine

Yao syndrome, formerly named NOD2-associated autoinflammatory disease, is a periodic disease characterized by fever, dermatitis, polyarthritis/leg swelling, gastrointestinal, and sicca-like symptoms associated with specific NOD2 sequence variants. A research article titled “A Systematic Analysis of Treatment and Outcomes of NOD2-associated Autoinflammatory Disease” by Qingping Yao and Bo Shen is published in the American Journal of Medicine. You are welcome to read the article via the following link. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27984003.

 

Stony Brook University Rheumatology Division on the American College of Rheumatology National News Magazine
November 17, 2016 | By Department of Medicine

An official publication of the American College of Rheumatology News Magazine, the Rheumatologist, featured the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Stony Brook University on its 2016 November issue. You are welcome to follow the link to the article titled “Stony Brook University’s Rheumatology Department History, Leadership in the Spotlight” on the magazine.

The article was crafted by Dr. Berhane Ghebrehiwet who is a founding member of the Division and Dr. Qingping Yao who is current Chief of the Division. The story narrated is about the development history of the division, including its creation, establishment of national leadership, change, and future perspectives.

 

Medicine Grand Rounds by Rheumatology Speaker
October 31, 2016 | By Department of Medicine

On Medicine Grand Rounds on October 26, 2016, a topic “Evidence-Based Practical Evaluation and Management of Giant Cell Arteritis ” was delivered by Dr. Mehrdad Maz. Professor Maz is Chief of Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at the Kansas University Medical Center. He completed his fellowship training at Mayo Clinic and served as a staff rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic for several years. As one of the experts in the field, Dr. Maz was invited to give the lecture. Attendees included faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students at Stony Brook Department of Medicine. After the morning medicine grand rounds, rheumatology conference followed. Dr. Maz also discussed with our rheumatology faculty and fellows about a case of giant cell arteritis and its practical management. Dr. Maz’s lecture and discussions served the interest of our audience well, and we appreciated it.

 

News on Autoinflammatory Diseases/Periodic Fever Syndromes
June 22, 2016 | By Department of Medicine

With enthusiastic leadership supports from both the CME Office and Department of Medicine, and under the Directorship of Dr. Qingping Yao, Center for Autoinflammatory Diseases, the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, a symposium on Autoinflammatory Diseases/Periodic Fever Syndromes was successfully held at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Long Island, New York on June 18, 2016. This conference featured international leading experts as well as internal speakers in the field of autoinflammatory diseases, and the topics covered a wide range of such diseases, that addressed the current knowledge, pragmatic clinical practice and research advances. The attendees were from the Long Island, New York City, Connecticut, Ohio, Maryland, Italy, and Australia. At the conference, the speakers shared their new knowledge and expertise in the field of Autoinflammatory Diseases and had heated discussions and live interactions with the attendees. This conference has further raised more awareness of this growing group of rheumatic diseases among the medical professionals and public in the medical community.


Symposium Speakers from Left to Right:
Drs. James Bliska, Julie Cherian, Marco Gattorno, Ivona Aksentijevich, Qingping Yao, Berhane Ghebrehiwet, and Alisa Femia

 

Presentation at the New York City Life Science Innovation Showcase
May 18, 2016 | By Department of Medicine

On May 12, 2016, Dr. Ghebrehiwet, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Stony Brook University has been one of two Stony Brook patent holders and was invited to present at the New York City Life Science Innovation Showcase at the Alexandria Center for Life Science. Dr. Ghebrehiwet's presentation was entitled: Novel compositions and method for the treatment and prevention of angioedema and vascular leakage" and is based on a recently awarded US patent. The purpose of the NYC innovation showcase is to bring together scientists and venture capitalists committed in developing novel cost-effective medical breakthroughs that save lives or manage illness. At this meeting, there were 25 inventors representing 11 of NYC's finest institutions as well as Stony Brook University and Cold Spring Harbor.

 

High Accomplished Asian American Professional Awarded to Dr. Swosty Tuladhar, Rheumatology Fellow
May 16, 2016 | By Department of Medicine

The Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology is pleased to announce that one of our first year fellows, Dr. Swosty Tuladhar, was an honoree at the 8th Annual Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration on Saturday, May 14 at the Vajaradhammapadip Buddhist Temple and Thai Cultural Center in Centereach, N.Y. This award was chosen and presented by the Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board, Suffolk County Office of Minority Affairs and the Awards Sub-Committee for her outstanding contributions to the Asian community.

Congratulations to Dr. Tuladhar! Visit the site online HERE.

 

Vasculitis Expert Gave Lectures on Medicine Grand Rounds and Rheumatology Rounds at Stony Brook University Hospital
January 14, 2016 | By Department of Medicine

As invited by Dr. Qingping Yao who used to be a senior rheumatologist at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Gary Hoffman, Professor Emeritus, former Chairman, the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease, Cleveland Clinic delivered a wonderful lecture on treatment advances in ANCA-associated vasculitis to the Medicine Grand Rounds, the Department of Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital on January 13, 2016. Attendees included faculty, staff, fellows, residents, medical students as well as some rheumatologists on Long Island, New York. Dr. Hoffman is a world renowned expert in the field of systemic vasculitis. He also discussed complex cases of systemic vasculitis with rheumatology faculty and fellows on Rheumatology Grand Rounds. Dr. Hoffman shared his expertise and wealthy experience in the management of the diseases. Attendees have been greatly beneficial and we have been grateful.