Medical/Scientific Advisors

Meet LRI Chicago's MedSci Advisors! As our advisors list continues to grow we'll continue to introduce them to you. Thanks to the expertise of these esteemed and energetic professionals, LRI Chicago is successfully setting the agenda for lupus across the Midwest.

Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, Dr.PH

Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine
Solovy Arthritis Research Society Research Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology
Associate Director
- Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center in Rheumatology
- Clinical Research Unit in the Center for Clinical Research in the NUCATS Institute

Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD“I have devoted my entire professional career to working with patients with lupus, since my first lupus clinic during my rheumatology fellowship. The LRI’s commitment to patients with lupus through supporting innovative research is consonant with our goals to improve the lives of those who suffer with the complications of lupus and its treatments.”

Tammy O. Utset, MD, MPH

University of Chicago
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director of Rheumatology Fellowship Program

Tammy O. Utset, MD, MPH“The LRI has a terrific model for supporting lupus research. Pilot project grants to provide the preliminary data for a federal grant application are direly needed to move the field forward and make more lupus investigators competitive for federal funding. The high rate of subsequent federal funding of LRI grantees indicates that their strategy works, and I fully support this mission.”

Marisa Klein-Gitelman, MD, MPH

Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine
Children's Memorial Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Head of the Division of Pediatric Immunology/Rheumatolgoy

Marisa Klein-Gitelman, MD, MPH“The LRI is very important to pediatric rheumatology as they have made pediatric lupus one of their priorities.”

Anthony J. Mancini, MD

Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Head, Division of Pediatric Dermatology
Director, Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Program

Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor, Pediatrics and Dermatology

Anthony J. Mancini, MD“LRI Chicago serves a vital role for the entire lupus community, including patients, families, clinicians and researchers. Through LRI Chicago activities, more opportunities exist for education, advocacy, collaborative research, and fundraising to support these missions. In serving as a Medical Scientific Advisor to LRI Chicago, I endorse their noble contributions toward the discovery of solutions to this problematic disorder.”

Meenakshi Jolly, MD, MS

Rush University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Rush Lupus Clinic
Associate Director of Fellowship Program

Meenakshi Jolly, MD, MS“My clinical and research efforts are focused on improving overall quality of life and health outcomes for lupus patients. LRI’s zest for collaborative creativity in the exploration of uncharted territory in lupus inquiry parallels my own goal of expanding the scope of lupus treatments from that of mainly pharmaceutical interventions to one that also incorporates screening, early diagnosis and treatment of psycho-social effects of lupus—and treatment of the disease through interdisciplinary collaborative efforts.”

Jerome C. Lane, MD

Jerome C. Lane, MDNorthwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Kidney Diseases (Nephrology)
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Photo courtesy of Children’s Memorial Hospital