"Women, Scleroderma & Other Autoimmune Diseases - Why 80% of Autoimmune Diseases Affect Women"
Robert Lahita MD
Patient Education Forum - Rutgers
NYC (2014)

About Dr. Lahita:
Doctor Lahita is a Professor of Medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and an adjunct Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Chairman of Medicine and Vice President of the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology, and the Royal College of Physicians. American College of Rheumatology, and the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr. Lahita is the author of more than 16 books and 150 scientific publications in the field of autoimmunity. He is the editor of the standard textbook called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (now in its 5th edition) and the Senior Editor of the Textbook of Autoimmunity, published in 2002. Dr. Lahita is also the Associate Editor of the Journal Lupus and co-editor of the Yearbook of Rheumatology. He is also the author of Lupus, Q&A, the Arthritis Solution and Rheumatoid Arthritis: everything you Need to Know --three books for patients. Dr. Lahita is also the author of a book called Women and Autoimmune disease; the mysterious way the body betrays itself, Regan Books of Harper Collins Publishers. Dr. Lahita is a reviewer for some 15 medical journals and on the editorial boards of three.

Dr. Lahita’s research interests are the molecular aspects of antigen expression in response to sex hormones in the autoimmune diseases and the etiopathogenesis of the phospholipid syndrome.

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