Multidisciplinary team now available to patients through Lupus Nephritis clinic!
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a long-term autoimmune disorder that commonly affects the skin, joints and kidneys. Some patients with SLE have kidney damage, which leads to lupus nephritis. Physicians in the department of medicine offer these patients a unique opportunity to be seen by a multidisciplinary team in the joint lupus nephritis clinic. Dr. Mark S. Segal, associate professor and chief of the division of nephrology, hypertension and renal transplantation, leads the clinic alongside rheumatologists Drs. Eric Sobel and Westley Reeves. The clinic aims to not only limit complications of the disease through proper treatment and monitoring, but also to preserve renal function. Qualified patients may also have the opportunity to enroll in appropriate clinical trials.